You may have caught Groovalizacion’s DJ iZem at a DJ set here in Dublin or the last while. On the French-born’s debut EP he goes for some chilled-out vibes with flashes of dub rhythms, soul, hip-hop and tropical music.
‘Quiver’ featuring Dublin soul singer Aminah Dastan of Madu is sublime (listen to Madu’s State mix featuring more iZem tracks)
That song features on a new EP recorded between Dublin, Paris, Morocco and Brazil out next week.
Gilles Peterson played ‘Do Avesso’ featuring Brazilian singer Nina Becker recently too:
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