Fatima

Swedish born, London-based Fatima is lighting up the dark musical basements of the capital with her modern blend of soul, jazz, and smooth funk jams. An LP is due on Eglo later this year...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 24 Feb 2014
  • min read
London soul chanteuse Fatima is a lady much in demand. 

Producers of low-slung, underground dance music including FunkinEven, Scratcha DVA, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), IG Culture, Dam Funk and Floating Points are just some of the music makers to call on her tonsils to light up with their work with her classic soul vocals.

It’s this busy recording schedule, and live gigs across Europe with her label Eglo’s (run by Rinse.fm DJ Alexander Nut and Floating Points) house band, that has meant fans have had to wait with bated breath for a full album proper.

But anticipation for the record, which is due to drop this year, is increasing, particularly after the release of epic single La Neta. Produced by Flako, it flits between various time signatures, effortlessly between the ballad to up-tempo club mover. It’s a great indication of where her head is at while also suggesting that her debut could be one of the year’s best.

Fatima initially cut her teeth through performances at many of London’s cooler clubs such as Deviation and Nonsense. It was this musical platform which led to a hook up with Eglo in 2010 following a stint at the Red Bull Music Academy back in 2008. She’s also singer with the Floating Points ensemble, an outfit who won Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Awards in 2010 with their Maida Vale recording for his BBC1 show. Check out the video for La Neta below and look out for the debut later in the year...

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