Israeli producer and vocalist Ziv shares single ‘Fav Shirt’ and announces new EP

June 27, 2019
Ariel Bendet


‘Near Mint’ EP out August 16th

In August Ziv Barashit, Israeli producer and vocalist, returns with her exceptional new EP ‘Near Mint’. Six tracks of exquisitely crafted lo-fi hip hop that expertly blend intriguing lyricism, smooth beats and chilled atmospherics.

 Ziv is a 22 year old singer, rapper and beatmaker from Jerusalem. Ziv has been making music since the age of 13, starting out as the lead singer and songwriter in an indie band. She then moved onto her own solo-work, writing, recording and producing music herself. With a strong sense of dedication to her own music from early on, Ziv quit high school at the age of 16 to pursue her dream of studying music, which she did at the esteemed RIMON School for Jazz and Modern Music. 

As the years passed, Ziv became increasingly inspired by hip hop and electro-beats, and after further explorations she found her own sound – an atmospheric compilation of beats, samples, vocals and looped musical-phrases. After her debut London show, supporting Homeboy Sandman, Ziv completed a sold-out country-wide tour.

Her debut EP, ‘Smoke to, Make love to, Fall into’ was premiered on Vogue, who declared her as ‘the most sexually liberated voice of 2016’. In the past year Ziv has collaborated with various musicians around the globe, released a secret, rough styled lo-fi project under the name of ‘Sesame’, and at the same time a full album, all in hebrew; ‘Dvarim Korim’. She recently participated in FACT Magazine’s ‘Against The Clock’ project. Returning to full English, this EP is her most honest and pure attempt to create something “near mint”.

Her sound has evolved into something whole and mature, she experiments with elements of rhythm, and the sound of her own vocal, in a new and unique way. The songs describe both sides of the coin within relationships and love, and are represented by soft harmonies paired up with harsher vocals.

 “As an audiophile and a true vinyl lover, I care a lot about my records condition” she tells us, “One of the most common ways to describe a record or any product condition is “mint” (perfect), and “Near Mint” (almost perfect). Just like me, just like all of us- we’ll never be perfect. The exception of being Near Mint was a big step for me to except myself. I used to push myself to perfecting and it costed my soul a lot. In terms of love and relationships, Near Mint describes both sides of the coin. Falling in love, rising in love. Love makes the world move but love breaks your heart.”

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