By Reform Radio
on Tue May 03 2022
Welcome back to On Our Radar, a music feature where the team at Reform select their hottest tracks of the week. We can’t wait to share with you guys what we have been listening to…
Afghan-German producer Farhot celebrates the Persian New Year (March 21st) with Nowroz 1401, translating to ‘New Year 1401’. This three-track EP was produced with the incentive of preserving Afghan culture as well as upholding Persian culture for the next generation to follow. Ashiq Shodam, meaning “I fell in love” in Dari, a language spoken in countries of Persian descent, alludes to a well-known love song in the Afghan sphere that goes by the name “Laili Jaan”.
FANU & LARSON WHILED
Funk meets crushed Breakbeat on this one as part of a collaborative EP between Fanu and Larson Whiled. The pair were originally said to have bonded over a shared love of tea and biscuit – how wonderfully British. Atmospheric with drum explosions scattered throughout, we can’t wait to see more from these two.
Meet soulful funkstress, Yaya Bey. She’s been dropping singles left right and centre to get us all pumped for the release of her album Remember Your North Star dropping in June. Capturing the rollercoaster that is life, Yaya’s music tells the stories of moments of joy or hardship that one may experience.
What it would sound like if there was a massive rave inside your computer and then you split your fizzy drink all over it. We’ll leave that one with you guys.
Multi-instrumentalist FKJ pulls through with a beautiful piano-led anthem, released on Soundcloud as a little teaser ahead of their new album coming out in June.