Music Video: Platinum & Gold – Basheba

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It’s evident from previous music videos that the North London dark soul singer/songwriter  BASHEBA  has a flair for creating engaging and moving visuals.

‘Platinum & Gold’ is no exception as the beautifully shot video (directed by Vasilisa Forbes with art direction from Luke Nugent) is the perfect foil for her haunting vocal delivery and sparse production courtesy of XVR BLK. Previous video ‘Don’t Go’ accumulated over 100K views on YouTube in its first two months and followed other fan favourites ‘High And Dry’ and ‘Dirty Love (Your Love)’.

Known for combining breakbeat and jungle rhythms in previous work, ‘Platinum & Gold’ continues to show a progression in sound for the young Londoner. Her ‘from the heart’ lyrics and dark soulful vocal delivery always stands out in her music, and it’s this which she has been able translate effortlessly to other areas like trip-hop, bass and R&B. It is the lead track taken from her latest EP ‘Axiom Pt. 2’ which is out now on iTunes and Spotify (via her own label Y.O.B Records) and is the second instalment of the ‘Axiom’ EP, released in April 2016.

Check out the video for this outstanding track.

Song of the Day: Platinum & Gold – Basheba

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After experimenting in the studio with the hotly tipped producer, XVR BLCK, BASHEBA returns with new material inspired by the sounds of 90s RnB and contemporary bass. The sublime Platinum & Gold, is the first release taken off her latest E.P Axiom Part 2, out now.

Known for combining breakbeat and jungle rhythm in her previous work, Platinum & Gold marks an evolution in sound for the young artist. Her lyrics come straight from the heart and the dark soulful vocal delivery always stands out in her music, and it’s this, which she has been able to translate effortlessly to other areas, such as alt pop and R&B with the project.

BASHEBA‘s last track Don’t Go, garnered support across the board from tastemakers at 1Xtra, BBC Introducing and 6music and online by SBTV, Complex, 405, Fred Perry and MOBO Unsung and her latest project is another example of why she is one to watch – check it out!

New Track: Don’t Go – Basheba

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Featuring a soft, house piano line and echoed backing vocals,  BASHEBA’s latest effort, Don’t Go, gets  a makeover from two producers,  XVR BLCK and Musika.

Musika has enhanced the soulful vocal by adding in a beautiful guitar instrumental, where XVR BLCK has given the track a more funky edge, with piano riffs.

Born and raised in London by her British Dad and Bajan Mum, BASHEBA  has been honing her musical craft from a young age, beginning to write songs aged 14. Inspired by her Bajan roots, BASHEBA has lived and breathed music ever since, starting her own record label, Y.O.B Records (Youth of Britain), in late 2013 and she has so far released 2 EP’s: Bad Friends, Good Enemies and Sessions. BASHEBA is keen to continue creating evocative narratives through her music. She says, “A song is nothing without a story. I’m a storyteller, I just tell my stories through song.”

So hear her story and listen to the original version of Don’t Go. The single is coming from her latest EP, Axiom Part 1, out now.