Over the last two weeks, new artist TĀLĀ - London-based, of Iranian decent - has shared two introductory tracks of contemporary electronic music. She’s being compared to many artists - Sophie, Grimes, Forest Swords, Shlohmo, Jai Paul - which is helpful if you need a starting point. But I’m hoping that she grows to stand on her own. I mean who is this woman - Iranian, living in London, making electronic music, and with a seemingly fresh fashion sense. I’m curious and rather than file her next to the aforementioned electronic artists, I’m going to file her next to MIA and Santigold because I’d like to see her collaborate with them.
Get familiar with TĀLĀ’s music below. Her debut EP drops on June 2 via British label Aesop (pronounced ee-sop).
TĀLĀ - The Duchess
TĀLĀ - Serbia
Fun Fact: Aseop is also the current home to Gent Mason and Wayward, and former home to SOHN (who is now signed to 4AD).
Gent Mason - Eden
Wayward - Love Jones
SOHN - The Wheel
Thinking about changing the blog name to brodelphia. That’s my handle over on plug.dj/penthouse. The penthouse//affair was launched by my design artist friend Tan=kyu. I hit him up and checked out the newly launched//late night music room. These tracks caught my ear … enjoy:
- Andru - I Can’t Stop
- D’Angelo - Brown Sugar (IAMNOBODI Remix)
- JMSN - The One (Stwo Remix)
- Eli & Fur - You’re So High
- Sage The Gemini - Don’t You (Joe Kay’s Slowed Edit)
- Grant Walker - Be There
- J-Rican - Sunset (produced by Evil Needle)
- - Summertime
- Just Wait Till Tomorrow
- - _______________COME OVER
- Anyway Now
- - Rent4
- L D R U - The Tropics
- - The Makings Of You
- Justin Timberlake - My Love (Bear//Face Remix)
- - Angels (Huglife Remix)
- - Runnin’ (Machinedrum remix)
The penthouse runs Monday through Wednesday 10 PM EST.
Hit me up if you see me there …