Man, work seems to be cranking up a few notches over the last 48 hours. Almost finished smashing together an interview, which should be winging its way to our NEW editor (the lovely Anna) in the next couple of days, along with an album review or two. Also, it seems that i may actually have to do some actual REAL journalism over music issues over the coming weeks. This can only end badly.
But in the meantime music is the name of the game. And the game is that of a musical Xenomaniac melting pot of sounds that magpie’s numerous flavours, sounds and textures across the globe. A perfect embodiment of this is Fatima Al Qadiri who also goes by the project name Ayshay. According to an article, her parents studied in Russia, she was born in Senegal, grew up in Kuwait, then lived in eight cities over the past dozen years before settling down in Brooklyn,
And it shows in her music. Sounds of the Middle East and Middle Asia collide with heavy UK bass sounds and chip music and vocals. It’s the sound of a post digital, post geographic society where the world is on your laptop and distances are reduced to nought.