Fatima (London) On The Main Ingredient March 11th!
I’ve played 15 of Fatima‘s tracks on my show (her solo work as well as her collaborations with Floating Points, Shafiq Husayn, Dirg Gerner/fLako, Eric Lau, Hadyn/Phantom Lover, FunkinEven, Hygher Baby and the The Eglo Live Band) going all the way back to 2009, (the first year of my show) and I’m very excited to welcome her to the East Village Radio studio next week. Listen live Monday night/Tuesday morning at midnight!
This is “Family” from her latest release ‘Family/La Neta’ which would have been a dream collaboration of mine if they hadn’t thought of it before I did (it’s produced entirely by fLako) and came out in January. You can listen to (and buy) the other songs as well as her ‘Circle’ release from the fall, here.
Fatima is a swedish born, UK based singer and one of the artists on Eglo Records, the london based record label founded by Alexander Nut and Floating Points.
She grew up with her family in Södermalm, Stockholm. Started singing in school choirs and continued writing lyrics, working as a backing vocalist and performing around Sweden for some time until moving to London at the end of 2006. It was through her performances at club nights like Deviation, Nonsense and various open mic events where she encountered like minded people wich led her to connecting with some of the finest DJs/producers from the UK music scene, and eventually got to know her future label mates on Eglo Records.
Her debut EP Mind travelin was released on Eglo Records in 2010, continued by Follow You in 2011 alongside a mix of features. Past collaborators include Shafiq Husayn, Dam Funk, FunkinEven, IG Culture, Ras G, Benji B, Floating Points, Teebs, VeeBeeO, amongst others. Fatima is the singer of the Floating Points ensemble, winners of Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Awards in 2010 with their Maida Vale recording for Mr Peterson’s radio show on BBC1. She is also alumni of Red Bull Music Academy, Barcelona in 2008. Fatima has performed and recorded all over the space. Everywhere from Montreaux Jazz festival, Glastonbury Plastic People and The Royal Opera house in London to Abbey Road, Jazzcafe, Fabric and Space Base.
Fatima takes inspiration from everything above and below the clouds, sounds and visuals from past to present. She loves soulful sounds, funky, dirty, bouncy shit, sounds smooth like silk and raw like ODB, appreciating the best of all worlds. Currently living in between London/Stockholm and NYC she’s continuing her musical journey from dark basements of London town to travelling across land and oceans to greek blue waters and palm encrusted streets in the city of angels in the name of peace and love.