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afropunk premiere: shanaz dorsett’s funky ‘four walls and a garden”

July 29, 2014

With the likes of Lianne La Havas, FKA Twigs, and Sampha, all representing a spectrum of music which is in current demand, a British Invasion is being much sought both in the US and around the world. New electro-soul artist Shanaz Dorsett looks set to continue the takeover – already garnering attention in Europe and working with producers such as DJ Premier, EOM, and Electronic Youth – and AFROPUNK have the exclusive first listen of her single “Four Walls and a Garden”.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

Her camp tells us: “Raised in London, born to a Turkish mother and Caribbean father, and later moving to a gritty suburb of Houston Texas, Shanaz’s music identifies with those caught between worlds but never really seeming to fit in”. And with jagged beats, vocals that mirror both Lauryn Hill and Mike Skinner, her music sets to explore themes of womanhood as well as those that universally connect us all.

The soulstress is set to release her debut EP “Mother Tongue” late October, and in support of the release, she’ll be doing an east coast tour. Keep updated on upcoming dates via her Twitter account.

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