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Dizraeli returns with an electrifying new album, and a vital voice in the conversation about mental health.
Poet, producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist, Dizraeli is a genre all of his own. In the past few years, having composed the soundtrack for parallel-universe drama Tripped on E4, won the BBC Poetry Slam Championship and led the groundbreaking band Dizraeli & The Small Gods to underground success, he has built himself a cult following around Europe and played to audiences of thousands around the world. He’s supported Saul Williams and Mos Def on their UK tours, worked with Kate Tempest and Scroobius Pip and had his music played on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Worldwide FM and 6Music. Now, after 3 years studying percussion in Senegal, immersing himself in the world of London grime and bass music, working with refugees in Calais and finally, living through a mental breakdown, he’s back with The Unmaster, his first self-produced album and an electrifying new sound.
The Unmaster speaks of madness and collapse, struggle and redemption with searing honesty, surreal humour and a soundtrack unlike anything you’ve heard. A dark, fierce hybrid of hiphop, grime & West African percussion, it is music to make sense of an insane world.
Entirely self-produced and steeped in the vibrant London music scene in which Dizraeli moves, The Unmaster was mixed by Dilip Harris (King Krule, Mount Kimbie...) and features heavy synth work from Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming) as well as additional production from Nathan Feddo (Nao).
With the help of his devoted tribe of supporters, Dizraeli raised over £20k through a crowdfunding campaign to fund the project and has since been awarded £15k by Arts Council England to develop a live gig-theatre experience based on the album. The November London premiere of The Unmaster show sold out two weeks in advance.
The first 3 singles from The Unmaster are out now, and have received plays on BBC 6 Music, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Fm, Radio X and BBC Bristol as well as a raft of reviews in the underground music press.
The full album drops in September, with a launch at the legendary Jazz Cafe in London, followed by a UK Tour for Dizraeli with his new band...
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