Dizraeli + Just Farley & Snow The Don
+Just Farley & Snow The Don
Wednesday, 25th September
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Dizraeli is a rapper, multi-instrumentalist and sometime singer taking hiphop to new terrains.
After six years pushing boundaries with his band Dizraeli & The Small Gods, winning the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, receiving regular radio play and spellbinding crowds at festivals across Europe, in September last year Dizraeli left the band to explore new possibilities.
The exploration took him to unexpected places: first, he composed the soundtrack for a new parallel-worlds comedy on E4 (Tripped); next he toured France with producer and turntablist DJ DownLow; then he spent a week in the refugee camp at Calais, giving workshops and listening to the migrants there. At the start of 2016, he travelled to Senegal to study West African music with an albino master, and in a remote fishing village covered in dust and music, he finished six new songs.
Carrying these pieces home to London in his head, he decided to record them in a completely new way. Instead of shutting himself in a vibeless, carpeted studio where the impulse of the songs would be lost, he would invite an audience of close friends to the basement of a cafe, play live for those friends and record what he played – no editing; no studio tricks: in the words of one of the tracks
…Through the lens to the substance.