Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our debut release! Zarif & Danny Byrd 'California'





Download release date: 14th September 2009

12' Vinyl: 5th October 2009

Cat number: FEM001

Full English Music are proud to present their debut release. A massive collaboration between soulful pop starlet Zarif and drum and bass wizard Danny Byrd. Already a massive hit on the dancefloors, underground dance forums and youtube channels this is an uplifting, hands in the air, surefire winner.

Background info:

The child of a Scottish father and Iranian Jewish mother, 25-year-old singer/ songwriter Zarif has crammed a lot into a short space of time, making her name in an underground London open-mic scene. With the sass and excitement of Cyndi Lauper and the vocal ability and musical talent of Lauryn Hill, Zarif is really someone to watch.

In 2007 Zarif was spotted by highly acclaimed DJ/producer duo ‘The Nextmen’, who immediately asked her to feature on their album ‘This Was Supposed To Be The Future’ for which she co-wrote three tracks. This lead to her performing at countless festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Global Gathering, Get Loaded In The Park, Wireless and to sessions with Groove Armada and The Rakes.

Since then, Zarif has been working with producers including Fraser T Smith (Kano, Tinchy Stryder) and Tommy D (Kanye West) working on her debut album, plus further features and collaborations with the likes of Shy FX, Breakage and Krafty Kuts. She's also already made TV appearances and performances on GMTV, The Chart Show, T4, E4 and duetted live on MTV with John Legend at The Tommy Hilfger Sessions, not to mentioned completing national tours with Taio Cruz and more recently as the only UK support act on Beyonce's 14 date national tour.

Danny Byrd is on a roll right now, having dropped his critically acclaimed debut album 'Supersized' on Hospital in 2008, and further dance-floor anthems 'Shock Out' and 'Weird Science' gaining massive support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Andy C and even Edith Bowman! Fast become one of the 'go-too' remix guys for his signature soul sound, Danny's most recent release 'Red Mist' became a Radio 1 daytime favorite, staying on the stations playlist for 4 weeks!

This collaboration with d&b's new cross-over darling and Hospital Records soul-man Danny Byrd is something new and exciting for Zarif, and another testament to both artists broad and eclectic talent and appeal.

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