Over the course of our travels at Batov Records we’ve uncovered a few jems, and this one is right up there. When the Middle East meets a TR 808 you get the sound of Zehere by S H I R A N. The track features on the forthcoming self-titled release, along with remixes by the awesome Obas Nenor & Batov Records’ own DJ Kobayashi. Accompanying the digital release will be a beautiful 12″ vinyl, pre-order your copy now!
“If Wes Anderson Made a Middle Eastern Music Video…”
The Jewish Standard
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.