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Shirin Conversations

Marjaneh Peyrovan

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A tribute to her late grandmother Shirin, her podcast Shirin Conversations exists to empower younger and future Iranian Americans on an accessible platform. Host, Marjaneh Peyrovan, fills the vacancy in the digital space to include Iranian women in the collective conversation by creating a directory of "sweet" interviews that highlight Iranian women's triumphs through trials within their careers, education, upbringing, and their connection through their heritage.
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This is an independent, non-partisan podcast for discussing Iran-related topics, hosted by Saman Askari, an Iranian-American professional from the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Listen to conversations with scientists, CEO's, comedians, entrepreneurs and others who are 'hyphenated' Americans. These are people who at some point in their lives immigrated to the United States in search of the American Dream and achieved it. The topics range from the guests' life stories to subjects within their fields of expertise. Being an immigrant himself, the host asks questions that are informed by his unique experiences. Subscribe now and be inspired by these truly American stories!
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The church in Iran is one of the fastest-growing evangelical movements in the world today. Join us as we hear stories from Iranian men and women about how the church is growing in unprecedented ways, fueled by the simple belief that Jesus is alive.
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A podcast exploring how social identity and cultural heritage impact mental and emotional health. Through conversations with people from different backgrounds and professions, Third Culture Therapy's host Layla Maghribi delves into the layers of social, cultural, religious and political factors that add complexity to caring for our inner well-being. Listen to interviews with third culture artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, healers, therapists and more.
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Iran is often talked about but poorly understood with the conversation bound by misinformation and tired cliches. Our hosts, FDD Senior Fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad and NUFDI Policy Director Cameron Khansarinia, together with experts, activists, and newsmakers will bring you Iran Uncovered. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nufdiran/support
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PARS-FM Podcast: Arts & culture

PARS-FM Podcast: Arts & culture

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Transmitting live from San Francisco- this is the official podcast of PARS-FM. Join us to speak with today's emerging and acclaimed Iranian artists, sampling their work, providing sneak peaks, and speaking candidly about their process. Through open dialogue, humor, and music, we aim to help people better understand one another through art, as well as provide unfamiliar perspective into immigrant experiences otherwise unseen in the majority of today’s newsfeeds. Stay tuned for our most ambiti ...
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A freelance linguist of old world etymology, symbology and culture tips. Culture & Mediation trained. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/armchairlinguist/support
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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news and current affairs show. Jessica Hopkins, Castor Chacko, Nicholas Lindstrom, and Caeden Tipler focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere in independent-thinking bFM style. Monday-Thursday 12-1pm on 95bFM.
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Taking Back the Narrative is a Zionism education initiative (www.tbtnisrael.com), which aims to fill in the historical 2,000 'gap' proving Jews have had a continuous presence in Israel. This podcast delves deeper into topics relating to Israel, Jews as a people, and current events relating to Taking Back the Narrative.
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"Harmonizing Voices: Global Perspectives on Equality & Diversity in the Music and Entertainment Industries with Saskhia Menendez & Special Guests" Music is a universal language that transcends boundaries, connects cultures, and touches our deepest emotions. It has the power to change lives, challenge norms, and inspire social change. However, as we celebrate the incredible diversity of voices and talents within the music industry, it's essential to acknowledge that the path to equality, dive ...
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International Immersion

International Immersion

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A podcast that seeks to capture the combined experiences of people, culture, places, traveling, current events, living abroad, and everything that comes along with them. As someone who has traveled, lived, studied, done business, learned Chinese, and been in multicultural relationships abroad, it has given me extensive insights into these factors. The premise further hopes to create a platform to promote mutual learning and understanding while facilitating the sharing of ideas and experience ...
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Travel to Iran

Abbas Malek Hosseini

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Searching about travelling to Iran and gathering all the great information for a trip can take a while. I've been the guide of Tehran Tours since September of 2015. After all these years of experience and studying about Iran I can give you the best information you need. Each episode is about a different topic and it’s dedicated to a specific country so that I can explain the common aspects between the two countries. I'm Abbas, the guide of Tehran. I will share my experiences and notes so you ...
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UnTextbooked is brought to you by teen change-makers who are looking for answers to big questions. Have you ever wondered if protests really can save lives, why assimilation required Native American kids to attend boarding schools, how Black-led organizations for mutual aid began, how the fear of communism led the United States to plan the overthrows of many leaders in Latin America, or why Brazilian cars run on sugar? Or maybe you've questioned when Asian Americans will stop being seen as " ...
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Iran has a history that is steeped in poetry, music and art, an identity that has spread far beyond its borders. Time & Again considers Iran’s potent history through the epic poem, the Shahnama. No matter what gender, generation, class, religion or political inclination, every single Persian knows about the Shahnama. It is a text that tells tales of warriors and kings, love and betrayals and that has lasted for thousands of years, the resonance of which remains. This podcast explores this te ...
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Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis may not be able to heat their homes adequately this winter according to recent findings of fuel poverty in New Zealand. Producer Ezra spoke to Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Jodi Gardner about the impact of fuel poverty this coming winter and the steps needed to move forward.…
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Seventy-five researchers from across the globe recorded traditional music and speech in their native language for a recent cross-cultural study comparing global rhythm and pitch patterns. Producer Ezra spoke to Senior Research Fellow of Psychology at the University of Auckland, Dr Patrick Savage about his involvement in this cross-cultural study.…
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The New Zealand First Party has introduced a member's bill that would ban or even fine people for using a bathroom that does not correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth. In a statement, New Zealand First said it will "stop the growing trend" of mixed-sex bathrooms. First, former News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, speaks to NZ…
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For our regular catch-up with the ACT Party, Evie speaks to Simon Court about the Party’s funding for Charter Schools and new concerns surrounding the Fast Track Approvals Bill. Former News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, speaks to NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Coordinator, Sharyn Forsyth (she/her), an…
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This week is Hospice Awareness Week in Aotearoa, a campaign aimed at opening the conversation around Hospice care and services. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Wayne Naylor, Chief Executive of Hospice New Zealand, also known as Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa, about Hospice Care, breaking the stigma, and how to support their kaupapa. To learn more and su…
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For our weekly catch-up with the Labour Party, Caeden spoke to Shanan Halbert about New Zealand First’s proposed Bathrooms Bill. For City Counselling Caeden speaks to Shane Henderson about continued flood recovery and new public transport funding in council’s Long Term Plan. They speak to Dr Lida Ayoubi and Dr Andrew Geddis about the Karen Chhour/W…
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Last Thursday, parliament agreed on a motion to establish a cross-party inquiry on how Aotearoa can better adapt to more frequent and severe weather events, continuing from an inquiry launched by former Green Party co-Leader James Shaw under the previous labour government. For their weekly chat, Oto spoke to Green Party MP Ricardo Menendez March to…
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It’s almost been a month since protests began at Columbia University in New York, where students established a Gaza Solidarity encampment to demand that the university divest from companies associated with the State of Israel. With similar protests subsequently springing up at campuses across the globe, calling for universities to divest from Israe…
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For their regular catch-up, host Oto spoke to the Green Party’s Ricardo Menéndez March about: The recent cross-party inquiry into climate adaptation, The Roads of Regional Significance Project and boosts to our defence budget. He also spoke to Dr Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland about an Open Letter to the UoA foundation calling for the …
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Iranian hip hop artist Toomaj Salehi has recently been sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic regime on charges of ‘corruption on earth’ for his songs criticising the regime. He is one of the many Iranian political prisoners who have been sentenced to death for speaking out against the regime. News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke…
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As we kickstart the podcast back into a new season, this first episode features a conversation with Magda, an Iranian woman who works in ministry to Persian-speaking women. From all the stories we’ve shared on this podcast, we know that persecution is a very real threat for Christians inside Iran, but we can mistakenly think that that only means th…
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Lilly Schwartz, a Program & Resource Coordinator at Nevut (https://nevut.org/), was instrumental on the podcast to share the importance of lone soldiers and their role in the IDF. What motivates someone to join the army that does not have to? What are the challenges? As a former lone soldier herself, Lilly answers all these questions and much more!…
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Currently working with and overseeing the A&R for super talented British singer/songwriter Tammy Mariah who was recently at #7 in the official Music Week commercial pop charts with her self penned song entitled 'Go Away' produced by Janski with mix by Ruff Loaderz. She is a mentor, and invests in and develops and manages young singer/songwriters an…
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No one can make sense of the senseless that happened on October 7th. One cannot comprehend the mass murder in horrific ways of 1200 people and the taking hostage of so many innocents. Join Daniella and I as we weave through dissecting the policies and politics of both Israel and the U.S, what needs to be done to ensure safety, and what fuels Jew-ha…
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Jenn is a Music Industry Professional, Musician, Educator and PhD Candidate with over 16 years experience in the Music and Creative Arts Industry. She has a background in theatre arts and performance, as an actor, vocalist, instrumentalist and touring session musician. Her career began as a session keys player for The Hoosiers (Sony BMG, 2007), lau…
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Originally from Milan, Consuelo is a UK based songwriter, pianist and composer.She writes music for other artists and sync, including to briefs, holiday and production material.With influences that span from classical and film music, traditional jazz, melodic rock, to pop and dance,Consuelo has crafted her unique sonic signature music that is showc…
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This episode is with the musician, author & mental chiropractor & Palestine advocate, Daniel Mate. Daniel co-authored the renowned best-selling book, The Myth of Normal, with his father, Gabor Mate. The illustrious duo also run the workshop series, HELLO AGAIN: A Fresh Start For Parents and Their Adult Children and are co-writing a book by the same…
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It was an honor to speak with Kobi Koren, who is not only an expert on International Relations, but also has extensive knowledge on the history of the Middle East, and the Jewish people. Together, Kobi and I discussed the history of Muslim terrorism going back centuries, and addressed what many others seem to miss: just 'freeing Gaza from Hamas' wi…
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Hadar Cohen is an Arab Jewish scholar, mystic and artist whose work focuses on multi-religious spirituality, politics, social issues, and community building. She is the founder of malchut, a spiritual skill-building school teaching Jewish mysticism and direct experience of god. she teaches and consults in a variety of settings and formats, from one…
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162 days since the barbaric genocide against Israelis, the Jewish world is still coming to grips with our new reality. Hate coming from all directions, our very homeland in potential jeopardy of survival long-term, and the incomprehension of our missing people, stolen by Arab occupiers in Gaza. It has also been 162 days of sheer resilience of Israe…
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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing a special bonus episode featuring Chicana activist and artist Irma Lerma Barbosa. Her legacy will be preserved for years to come in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Collections. Irma attended college at a time when the Chicano movement was just gaining momentum – and she jumped …
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In honor of Black History Month, Untextbooked is sharing a favorite episode from our archive. Women of color have been at the forefront of many movements, yet are often neglected, demonized, or ignored. Your history class probably didn’t teach you about Josephine Baker, who was not only a famous Black dancer and entertainer, but also a spy aiding i…
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Hana is a British-Libyan multifaceted creative, grief counsellor and end-of-life carer. She runs monthly grief circles called Permission to Grieve and works with clients 1-to-1. Using a holistic approach, including vibrational sound medicine, Hana strives to create a safe space for people to address & heal their loss. Hana draws on her own personal…
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Sahara Dawn, a multidisciplinary visionary and experimentalist currently based in the United States, is on a mission to explore the authentic depths of her being through avant-garde sounds infused with the enchanting spirit of Persia. Her musical journey began in Tehran, where she fearlessly organized underground events in breathtaking locations. I…
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Co-Founder of Geoff Langston Artist Management (GLAM.RED) Geoff is an experienced artist manager having developed and delivered an album launch campaign culminating in a sell-out show at the iconic Bush Hall in West London. He has planned and managed tours, developed successful social media campaigns and works with artists to develop and plan their…
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Jonna is a freelancer working with production, marketing, social media management and art direction in all things culture from her firm Eve Creative. In March 2020, as the pandemic hit, Jonna started the livestream channel Culturestream Malmö, which quickly became a celebrated and established stage for culture and music in southern Sweden. Working …
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Named among the 100 Alternative Power Music List for 2020, multi-award winning jazz artist, editor-in-chief, journalist and founder of the award winning Women in Jazz Media organisation Fiona Ross never stops. As vocalist, pianist, composer and producer, Fiona has become known for creating her own contemporary jazz sound incorporating fast paced La…
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In honor of Black History Month, UnTextbooked is sharing a favorite episode from our archive. UnTextbooked producer Sydne Clarke thinks that African American history is often oversimplified or overlooked. Often that history is taught as things that happened to African Americans. We don’t often hear about the ways in which African Americans fought f…
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Marc is presently CEO of Evolution Music – the business is a partnership of music industry, business and sustainability experts working to EVOLVE the music industry to become sustainable, environmentally, and socially responsible. In addition, Marc is involved in routes to commercialisation for innovation-based products and services. He is also act…
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Creative Director, Curator and Higher Education Module Leader with clients across the creative industries including Tileyard Education, Creative UK, Arts Council England, Krems University Danube and NYU Steinhardt. Specialising in image branding, marketing and events for the entertainment industries and a passion for equality, diversity and the imp…
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In 2008, Anonymous posted a video declaring war against Scientology. Some people flocked to join the hacker collective while corporations started re-evaluating their security protocols. This week on Untextbooked, producer Caroline Somers dives into the history of the hacker collective and asks what can we learn about internet activism. Gabriella Co…
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Alya Mooro is the Egyptian born, London raised writer & best-selling author of The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes. Many of Alya’s Instagram followers will be familiar with her The Greater Conversation newsletter & community (& if you don’t, go sign up!) but did you know that Alya is also a TV producer with a…
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In 1963, Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique was a galvanizing force for the Feminist movement. Now, nearly six decades later, feminist discourse has gone through several evolutions, Betty Friedan is no longer a household name, and her radical ideas don’t sound so radical anymore. This week, Producer Gavin Scott sits down with Rachel Shteir,…
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What does it mean to belong in the American imagination? That’s one question we explore on this week’s episode of UnTextbooked. In another installment of “UnTextbooking the Museum Collections”, we dive into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History exhibit named “Mirror Mirror: Disney theme parks and American stories”. Producer Victor Y…
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This week’s conversation is with Palestinian-Polish @thehumanitariantherapist, Tasha Matar. Tasha is therapist living in Canada who specializes in generational wounds, including struggles with belonging, diasporic grief and complex trauma. Raised in Canada to a Polish mother and a Palestinian father, Tasha understands the third culture life and its…
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Wyatt O’Brian Evans is the quintessential Renaissance man: Journalist; Author; Radio Personality; Voice-over (V/O) Instructor and Talent; Intimate Partner Violence & Abuse (IPV/A) Subject Matter Expert (SME), Advocate, and Speaker. And now, Mr. Evans has just launched his brand new radio program, WYATT! WYATT! is cutting-edge, insightful, probing, …
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Music Industry Insights Worldwide Vol 4 Paula Hakkaja (aka Freya Algiz) is an electronic musician and social rights activist. With a background in Human Rights, her focus is research into re-structuring of social and economic systems to enable the development of self-sustainable artist communities. She is a co-founder of Field Conspiracy - a co-ope…
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Small town born and fled, Joshua ‘SATCH’ Satchell migrated to Brighton to pursue his songwriting career, eventually forming and fronting the band ‘‘Frankie Furlow’, with long time collaborator Will Nash. The project enjoyed early success and performed at major festivals such as Glastonbury, The Great Escape and Reeperbahn and at venues across the U…
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UnTextbooked is back with a new episode in our series, “UnTextbooking the Museum Collections.” We're sharing the untold story of Irma Lerma Barbosa, a Chicana activist and artist whose work will be preserved for years to come in the National Museum of American History's Collections. Curator Veronica Mendez tells us how this acquisition came to be a…
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Lionel's journey continues being the founder and CEO of SyncLodge. The company wants to replace the scrambling of competition with ease of flow in the sync licensing industry. They want to amplify the creative joys of the music supervisor and let computer systems do the heavy lifting of the tedious and frustrating. Allow all who create music to hav…
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In this new miniseries we’re calling “UnTextbooking the Museum Collections,” we dive into the vast collections of the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex, made up of 21 museums and the National Zoological Park, as well as research facilities. This week, producer Jenny Fan talks with curator Katherine Ott, PhD, about curating medical his…
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Dr Omar Abdel-Mannan is a British Egyptian paediatric neurologist and humanitarian activist who has been leading a global civil society movement for the protection of healthcare workers in Palestine amid the ongoing bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces. In this episode of Third Culture Therapy, Omar talks about the mental and emotional toll witnes…
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Steven Braines is a cofounder of the international event series/record label HE.SHE.THEY. which promotes diversity and inclusion in electronic music artists playing range from new artists to legends like Honey Dijon, Fat Boy Slim, Faithless, Nina Kraviz and Ben Klock in 18 countries and 40+ cities around the world. The night has an Ibiza residency …
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Steven Braines is a cofounder of the international event series/record label HE.SHE.THEY. which promotes diversity and inclusion in electronic music artists playing range from new artists to legends like Honey Dijon, Fat Boy Slim, Faithless, Nina Kraviz and Ben Klock in 18 countries and 40+ cities around the world. The night has an Ibiza residency …
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This week, we are revisiting an important question: Is our democracy in danger? In the years after Trump’s presidency, it’s tempting to say “not anymore,” but nowadays threats to democracy are no longer as obvious as a military coup or revolution. Instead, a democracy in danger manifests in much more subtle ways including: the steady decline of lon…
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Mexican Born singer songwriter Lola Pony Tv is currently releasing her next single and has a show coming up on November 14th in London Link Below .. LGBT Icon and Dance, trance pop singer came to the UK to become the next big Superstar. vocal jazz trained and performed in festivals around Mexico, she ended up here in London taking a course on music…
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Austel - aka Annie Rew Shaw - is a Devon-born London-based artist, songwriter and producer, crafting introspective, brooding music led by ethereal vocals and intimate lyricism. Influenced by a wide range of artists spanning from Bon Iver to Thom Yorke, Cocteau Twins to Jon Hopkins, Nick Cave to Elliott Smith, Austel fuses her background in classica…
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Hailing from New Barnet, London, Joy Doc is an up and coming Drum and Bass artist with a penchant for writing, producing and singing infectious tunes with relatable narratives. Inspired by internationally acclaimed artists such as Wilkinson, Pola & Bryson and Koven, Joy Doc’s music journey began at the tender age of 5 where she started learning to …
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