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December 12, 2014
North London raised artist-songwriter-producer Raphaella is a striking mix of Persian, English & Scotts, who builds her unique sound around her mixed heritage – a dark electro soundscape of alternative UK indie-pop with Persian sprinkles on a bed of synths.
Since Raphaella’s independent release of ‘Parallel Lines’ and the Zed Bias remix in Spring 2014, she’s been working on her next releases, embarking solely on both these records, she initially presents her arrangement and production of Sohn’s ‘Artifice’ (free download 1st Dec) prior to the release of her original single ‘In The Dark’ and remix package coming 31st January.
A successful multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer, published by Phrased Differently, 2014 has been a great year with support from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM, Capital Xtra, DJ Target’s Targo Embargo & Mistjam’s Radio Ripper, DJ Yasser’s BBC Introducing Artist Of The Week, BBC Introducing plays and live acoustics, etc. Live Raphaella’s East-meets-West vocal and demeanour distinguishes her in the industry, whether sitting alone behind a piano acoustically or captivatingly fronting her live band, introducing traditional Persian instruments into her set - Raphaella’s played Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Nobu Unplugged, RADAR, The Roundhouse, amongst many other leading venues.