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Bringing you a full Batov Records artists lineup:
S H I R A N has already achieved huge success, not just in her native country but in areas less expected – those across the Arab world. Inspired to embrace her Yemenite roots, she has had her lyrics translated into Yemenite Arabic, with her latest album also featuring elements of Iraqi and Western music. Combine these elements with her fiercely female-empowered stance; Afro beats and zero political agenda and you have one of the most remarkable artists to appear from the Middle East in years.
the beast from nearby the middle east – play an intoxicating mix of Balkan brass, Mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing. Featuring guitars, horns, tuba, a scratch DJ and a mix of live and electronic beats, Gypsy Hill effortlessly mixes the traditional with a uniquely modern sound.
Unifying the psychedelic from West African rock with slinky Ethiopian jazz, emboldened with an improvisational vibration.
“Raw, groove centric & transcultural”
All About Jazz
“Hamsa is destined to rock dancefloors. A very enjoyable EP”
Music Is My Sanctuary
Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music)
Emma Warren (Worldwide FM)
“Stunning …. will play on my radio show for sure”
“dope tracks on this album”
Alex Attias (BBE)
Mediterranean / Middle Eastern sounds to the Balkans and Eastern Europe, however, he is not foreign to the electronic beats, “It starts to get really interesting when you get producers/DJ mixing old sound with new beats”.