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Garnering support across BBC Introducing:
DJ Yasser’s - 'BBC Introducing Artist Of The Week' and his hotly tipped ‘On The Scene in 2015’Artist
Gary Crowley's 'BBC Introducing Artist Of The Week'
Huw Stephens and Dan Roberts BBC Introducing plays and live acoustics,
1Xtra's DJ Target’s Targo Embargo, Mistjam’s Radio Ripper and plays on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM & Capital Xtra.
North London raised artist-songwriter-producer Raphaella a striking mix of Persian, English & Scotts embarks solely on her dark electro soundscape around her mixed heritage on her next set of releases in 2015.
"My dual heritage is so important to me, and I think that music should always be an expression of your heart and life, so for me it’s so important to incorporate my Persian influences in my music. I want to create a new genre and bring in new timbres and textures from traditional Persian instruments in a UK alt-electro setting, so that in the first few seconds people say, ‘oh, what’s that sound I’ve never heard that before’. I play live with a Persian Daf player which is a Persian percussion instrument, so it’s also a lot of fun bringing it to life on stage visually as well as musically too. I’m an avid reader of poetry, especially the Persian poets- Rumi and Hafez and take inspiration from their poems daily - so a lot of my lyrics either incorporate quotes from their verses, or are inspired by their imagery and themes. Fashion wise, I’m obsessed with the traditional Persian Paisley print too, and love my ear cuffs!"
A successful multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer, published by UK's boutique indie Phrased Differently, Raphaella has upcoming collaborations, features and co-writes with among others Headhunterz, Bless Beats, Diztortion, Delta Heavy, Crom and Thanh, Ray Foxx, Dave Silcox, etc. Raphaella’s played BBC Introducing Stage - Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Nobu Unplugged, RADAR, Roundhouse Rising, etc.