FLUID JAZZ MEETS SLEEK HIP HOP AS SYDNEY-BASED RAPPER KIYANOSH FLEXES CULTURAL DEXTERITY AND SOULFUL FUSION ON HIS SHARP AND SCINTILLATING EP DYING ALONE DUE OUT THIS FRIDAY - BUT YOU CAN GRAB A SNEAK PEEK RIGHT NOW WITH THE SOUNDCHECK PROUDLY PREMIERING THE EP IN FULL FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE!
A genuine rendezvous for sprightly hip hop and effortless fusion, Sydney-based Iranian jazz rapper Kiyanosh flits between sonic wonderlands lined with nostalgic homages and modern flourishes without ever overstaying his welcome in either realm. An artist equally home drizzling effortless flow over potent instrumentation, it's between his cultural domains that Kiyanosh truly finds inspiration, simultaneously exploring his Iranian roots, an Aussie upbringing and the inevitable clash of cultures between these two juxtaposed worlds on his brand new EP Dying Alone due out this Friday October 2nd.
A dazzling concoction of complexity and calm, Dying Alone spans everything from hypnotic jazz (Work Ethic) to hip hop show-stoppers (4BAR4) and moody, broody chill (Guilt). And while each of the 6 tracks on Kiyanosh's latest creation are equally laden with pristine production and interlaced percussion and glassy electronics, it's ultimately the amalgamation of impassioned narratives and effortless flow that Kiyanosh truly shines, wholeheartedly tackling heaving themes with the grace of a feather gliding in a balmy summer's breeze.
"Dying Alone is a collection of songs I made with my friends during the process of working on my debut album. With every song being radically different to the next, the project essentially presents itself as a smorgasbord of sounds, emotions and ideas, all of which represent some part of me. I hope that with this project people can gain a stronger understanding of the various sides of Kiyanosh and what I'm really trying do with my work.” - Kiyanosh
Unquestionably furthering himself as a remarkable force in the Aussie hip hop realms, it's on Dying Alone that Kiyanosh ultimately acts as an effortless bridge between cultures as well as the past, present and future of the genres he so lovingly fosters and challenges on this brand new release. Lush, lolling and smooth as hell, Dying Alone spins hip hop magic served in a tall and frosted jazzy glass, with a twist of electronic whimsy to tantalise your ears. Kiyanosh's newest creation will officially unveil tomorrow, but you can grab a listen to the entire EP right now to tide you over until then! Go check it out below!
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BY TIANA SPETER