Globetrotting singer/producer Yasmine Dubois has only been making music as Lafawndah for a short time, but already she’s causing ripples worldwide with her futuristic take on globaltronica. After packing in her jobs as a gallery curator in Mexico City and New York, the half-Iranian, half-Egyptian musician moved back to Paris to concentrate on honing her “ritual club music,” influenced by Nina Simone, Brandy, traditional Middle Eastern singers, dancehall queens and the Night Slugs label’s modernist take on grime and bass. For her debut self-titled EP Lafawndah flew to Guadeloupe to work with Portuguese producer Garagem Banda, Emily King, and zouk veteran Jean Claude Bichara.

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