OFF COLOUR | AINE ZION | RAHH | TA’SHAN | HYPHEN
A suit and glasses wearing posh Indian guy is probably not someone you’d expect to rap. Somehow it’s happened anyway. London based rapper Hyphen has been featured on battle rap league Don’t Flop, Rich Mix and just got back from New York where he performed for Sofar Sounds. His EP ‘Dance Songs To Die To’ is out in June.
The swiss/indian east Londoner artist who goes by Ta’Shan has been doing music since the age of 12. By middle school, she joined a gospel choir and began touring with the famous singer Freddy Washington. Afterwards, she attended classes at the highly renowned Conservatory of Music in Switzerland. By 14, she was in the studio honing her craft, but not releasing music just yet. Many other Swiss artists were starting to take notice of her, and she began collaborating with them on various projects.
By 2013, she travelled to Los Angeles, CA and vowed to make the most of her time spent there. She established many strong connections and began working with some well known music professionals. She then started touring Switzerland and opened up shows for various artists such as Ryan Leslie, Sean Paul and Lil' Jon.
In 2016 she released her first EP entiteld "Dreamer", with amazing visuals to match.
RAHH is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Manchester, whose music combines a powerful, emotive raw voice with touches of electronica and an ingrained influence of sixties soul. Recently she has been turning the heads of Music royalty such as Ken Caillat, (producer for Fleetwood Mac's “Rumours") and Dave Stewart, (Eurythmics), which has lead her to LA to write and record. After joining Dave on tour, recording sessions in Nashville and filming a special for ARTETV Berlin, Dave is now producing her debut album. BBC introducing has been championing her track “Overkill”. She will be performing at The Great Escape festival 2017.
It all started from a young age with North London’s emerging spoken word/singer/songwriter and producer, Áine Zion. She grew up listening to everything from Fela Kuti to Irish country artist Daniel O’Donnell. Different genres of music have always surrounded her from a tender age; she later found the love for UK and American hip hop, including one of her most loved artists, Erykah Badu. Fast forward a few years, she records an EP with longtime friend Stiks, called “The Imprint” the following year she is a major part of the creative process of Skepta’s iconic album “Blacklisted”.
As her journey continues she remains to perfect her craft and meets Emeli Sande along the way and is a part of her creative/management team for a number of years. Later on down the line she features on Emeli Sande single “Garden” which also feature Jay Electronica as is off her album LLTA. Aine has toured and performed at some of the world’s most iconic venues including The Barclay Centre in New York. 2017 is looking extremely exciting for Aine Zion she’s currently in the studio recording her debut project, which is due summer 17’.
Off Colour, singer/songwriter duo James and Antonio have been working on their sound for the past few years while they kept their fans engaged by releasing covers/medleys. They've since teamed up with 1/3 of WSTRN where they collaborated to make their last single "Mine" which peaked at no.4 in the iTunes chart, they've now recently released the 2nd single off their Forthcoming EP “Aureolin” which is due April 2017, they then hit the roads to tour with one of London's prestigious live music events, iluvlive.
Their own music has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bastille and One Republic. Off Colour have already supported Bombay Bicycle Club on the live circuit, Fusion Festival and many others and with support from DJ Target at 1xtra and other mainstream dj’s along with various online platforms, the future looks bright with the release of their forthcoming EP.