Bristol-born and London-based multi-instrumentalist rapper, activist, producer and spoken word artist DIZRAELI, will be touring his new studio album, the poignant and autobiographical The Unmaster this Spring.
The album was recorded and completed over a period of two years, during which Dizraeli experienced a mental meltdown, and funded thanks to a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The album speaks of madness and collapse, struggle and redemption with searing honesty, surreal humour and a soundtrack unlike anything you’ve heard. A dark, fierce hybrid of hip-hop, grime & West African percussion, it is music to make sense of an insane world.
Entirely written, arranged and produced by Dizraeli, The Unmaster features heavy synth work by Danalogue from critically acclaimed electronic-jazz trio The Comet Is Coming, as well as additional production from Dental Records’ Nathan Feddo, and Strangelove’s producer Chango .
Dizraeli mixed the album with MPG Awards’ ‘Breakthrough Producer Of The Year’ Dilip Harris – who has worked with artists including King Krule, Mount Kimbie and Sia. Whilst Young Fathers and Sampha collaborator Fabrice Bourgelle’s striking pictures package the album and its singles, perfectly depicting Dizraeli’s emotions and state of mind.
Talking about the themes behind the album, Dizraeli explained, “beginner’s mind is a mind in a state of renewal and curiosity, for which all experience is new experience, and the idea of obtaining perfection is abandoned. The idea of the Unmaster is also about letting go of the dominant notions of masculinity from our culture, learning to find my place among, rather than above my fellow beings.”
Having proven himself to be a tour de force on the live circuit and fresh from performing the new album with the 47-piece Wilderness Orchestra at Wilderness Festival, in 2019 Dizraeli played at some of the best UK summer festivals, including Boomtown Fair, Larmer Tree and Shambala.
Dizraeli played a sold-out album launch at Thekla in his hometown Bristol on 20 September, before an 8 date headline UK tour in December to packed venues around the country.
With a remix project of The Unmaster also on its way featuring collaborations with Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming , Spoek Mathambo, Afriquoi, DJ Simbad, Mikey Chestnutt ( Snapped Ankles) & Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars, a UK venue tour in the Spring, and summer bookings for We Out Here, WOMAD and many other festivals confirmed, 2020 will be the biggest year yet for this captivating artist.
See him perform at the Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds on 23rd April.