“The song is about reclaiming myself, my spirit and roots, and more generally in a post lockdown world, the global rebirth, AKA we’re all going to be party animals”

BY DIVA STAFF

East London artist Toya Delazy draws upon her South African heritage in her new release Resurrection, the first single from her upcoming EP Afrorave Vol. 1 released 18 June.

Former DIVA cover star Toya has carved out “her own unique sonic lane and aesthetic, thriving in a cacophony of colour, beats and translocated culture” on Resurrection, which displays the breadth scope and direction of her new project as both sonically freer and more exhilarating than ever before – an affirmation of a world coming back to life. 

Co-produced by up-and-coming local South African producer Mxshi Mo, Ahadadream and Sam Interface of More Time Records in London, it’s a soul-reaffirming reintroduction to an expressive young artist.

The new music video for the single is described as “wild, expressive and surreally conceptual” incorporating African tribal motifs, zombies and VHS party footage.

Combined the innovative and impactful crescendo of techno, bassline and African percussions bedded under Toya’s trademark Zulu raps, it’s impossible not to love her latest release.

Toya says: “The song is about reclaiming myself, my spirit and roots, and more generally in a post lockdown world, the global rebirth, AKA we’re all going to be party animals.

Having just been named as one of the 17 women shaping African electronic music by MIXMAG, and with 2019 release Funani receiving critical acclaim from the likes of The Independent, gal-dem and CLASH; we know Resurrection will not disappoint.

Listen to Resurrection here.

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