Hot Air Episode: #19 Nabihah Iqbal Talks To Joe Europe
You will probably know Nabihah Iqbal by the name Throwing Shade. Under this name she’s released a string of really amazing EPs that blend dream pop, RnB and house music and you can tell her tracks a mile off. But recently she’s decided to shed that moniker and produce under her given name, a move that’s coinciding with the release of her excellent album The Weighing of the Heart which has just dropped on Ninja Tune. The album sees her moving into new sonic territory, bringing in a focus on guitars, vocals and there is a great influence from 80s indie and kraut rock, and it sounds fantastic. I met up with Nabihah in her west London studio and we had a great conversation ranging from digging deep into her process of writing the album, the perceptions of women in the music industry all the way to the discussing the weird world of Mongolian Throat singing. Now, the album is out already and you should definitely check it, but we go pretty deep on the track Zone 1 to 6000 so you might want to take a listen to that one in particular so you can see what we’re talking about.
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