Photo Credit: Sherban Lupo
Israeli-born Liraz Charhi takes the music of her parents’ homeland of Iran and adds her own modern flair inspired by psychedelia and hip-hop. “Nozi Nozi” starts off with a familiar Middle Eastern oud and keyboard line with the steady percussion driving Charhi’s excellent singing. But halfway through the song, the groove changes to some lava lamp groove with just the drums and vocals. And then the beat changes again to some hip-hop beat that still matches Charhi’s voice.
Taken all together, “Nozi Nozi” sounds like something Tame Impala would sample. And speaking of Tame Impala, she does an excellent cover of “Elephant.”
According to her Bandcamp, expect a new release September 5th.