If you think you know what Dizraeli sounds like, think again. With his new album The Unmaster, he announces a completely fresh chapter, leaving behind the folk experimentation of previous projects for new territory : hiphop meets garage, grime and the chaos of the world we’re in and comes back stampeding, shot through always with Dizraeli’s trademark musical innovation and lyrical dexterity.
The Unmaster draws from the London grime and bass scene, Dizraeli’s time in Senegal studying percussion, the vibrant London music world in which Dizraeli moves and his own experience of a mental breakdown, and the result is a sound unlike anything you’ve heard : by turns frantic, tender, heavy and ecstatic, and always driven by tearing basslines and beats that demand frenzy.
The explosive live band features musical direction from Kwake (Sampha , Kate Tempest), keys and samples from Raffy Bushman (Unit 31), live drums, vocals and xylophones plus Dizraeli – who has a legendary reputation as a live performer – on vocals, dance and multiple percussion instruments.
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