DIZRAELI – OI OI
RAPPER DIZRAELI RELEASES ‘OI OI’ AND ANNOUNCES UK LIVE DATES
DIZRAELI ‘OI OI’
Multifaceted artist Dizraeli is set to
release ‘Oi Oi’, the second single from his upcoming
album, ‘The Unmaster’, on 12th April.
Throughout the explosive three minutes’ song,
Dizraeli tears apart influences as diverse as trap, noise music and the
wonky richness of Rihanna’s ‘Consideration’, taking us
further into the unique musical world of the artist’s upcoming new album.
Building the track’s instruments himself, Dizraeli
captured field recordings around London; the main marimba sound is a bollard
played in the carpark of Tottenham Halfords, the drums are built from vocal
noises and saucepans, while snatches of yells from school playgrounds and an
anti-austerity protest are scattered around the track, ‘Oi Oi’ chaotic and
fierce output is the perfect invocation of 2019 London.
Dizraeli’s songwriting process is close to spoken word artists
such as Kate Tempest, both basing their work on the kinetic
agitation of hip-hop. The Bristol born poet and MC’s fierce politicised
narrative is often based on real life events, like in this single – a twisted
love song to London – where the stabbing of a shopkeeper actually witnessed by
the artist becomes the focus of his poignant delivery.
The striking visuals for the single, produced, directed and
co-edited by Dizraeli himself, were born from a collaboration with
choreographer-dancer Maeva Berthelot (Hofesh Shechter Company /
Sadler’s Wells); creating a tense visual metaphor for the hook of
the song “Can anybody please explain what the f**k is
happening?”, the frenetic dance mirroring Dizraeli’s lyrical urgency,
uncompromisingly rejecting the vacuous instagram-candy of the music video form.
Anticipation has been building steadily for ‘The
Unmaster’, Dizraeli’s upcoming album, since he unveiled its first
single ‘Madness’, which has seen support from the Likes of Tom
Robinson, Subba-Cultcha, Amazing Radio, Worldwide
FM, to name just a few. Recorded and completed over a period of
two years, during which Dizraeli experienced a mental meltdown, and funded
thanks to a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, it
will be released in summer 2019.
Having composed the soundtrack for the E4 drama Tripped’ on E4, won
the BBC Poetry Slam Championship, Dizraeli is known for his work
with spoken word artists Kate Tempest and Scroobius
Pip. His music has seen support from the likes of The Skinny, Evening
Standard, Songlines and Pop Matters, with plays across
all BBC Radio stations. He is also a rising radio presenter,
hosting his own monthly show on Soho Radio, and recently
interviewing Mongolia’s hip-hop pioneers for a BBC World Service documentary.
‘Oi Oi’ confirms Dizraeli’s prowess as a serious
artist, and with a new album coming out in the summer, live performances
confirmed at Knockengorroch Festival in Scotland,
London’s Woodburner, Boomtown Fair, Larmer Tree and Shambala over
the summer, before a full live band tour in autumn 2019, the new release
will establish him as one of the most interesting producers and
songwriters of this generation.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
17 May 2019 – London – Redon, Bethnal Green – https://link.dice.fm/D4XxtD0lCV
24 May 2019 – Knockengorroch Festival – Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
10 Aug 2019 – Boomtown Fair, Hampshire, UK
11 Jun 2019 – Woodburner – Dalston Curve Garden, London, UK
19 Aug – Larmer Tree Festival, (Spoken Word), Dorset, UK
20 Aug – Larmer Tree Festival, (Full Live Band), Dorset, UK
23 Aug 2019 – Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire, UK