TUNISIA & FRANCE | Live & DJ Set
Azu Tiwaline is an artist creating new worlds for us all to hear and see each other within. Conjuring a sense of cosmic belonging within life’s maelstrom, her music is an extension of her being transformed into abundant rhythmical energy – beloved for her wonderful ability to channel vast inner realms into the outward joys of dance & movement.
With an extraordinary musical vision firmly rooted in the freeing kinetics of soundsystem psychedelia, her vibrations bring vivid influence from the El Djerid desert & her Tunisan heritage into communication with the transcendent spatial awareness of dub and the grooving, dynamic exuberance of techno. Uniting these spellbinding elements into an alchemic synthesis, she conducts Saharan frequencies into eclectic, entrancing rhythms with a nimble & profound elegance – contrasting microcosms of light & darkness immersed in mercurial depths, ecstatic percussive intonations, & the breathtaking enchantment of bassweight pressure.
It’s within this expansive palate that Azu is able to weave entire multiverses of sensation together – establishing herself as one of the most exciting entities in a groundbreaking zone of contemporary electronic producers, while invoking a bewitching sonic experience that is uniquely all her own.
Through much adored releases on Marseille’s I.O.T Records & Bristol’s Livity Sound, she’s amassed love & respect for her practice the world over, bringing her hybrid live/DJ abilities to esteemed festivals like Dimensions, Nuits Sonores, Mutek, Freerotation, and Unsound Adelaide, as well as contributing podcasts to venerated mix series Dekmantel, Illian Tape, & Crack Magazine.
Azu Tiwaline’s second album, “The 5th Dream”, was released on October 6, 2023, illuminated by the sounds of Cinna Peyghamy’s tombak and modular, featured on 8 of the 9 tracks. As for Cinna, he is preparing the release of his first album on Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label. A rich and intense year lies ahead for these two complementary artists, whose on-stage complicity is an absolute must.
(Tune of the month 9/10 DJ Mag UK, 7/10 Mixmag UK, LenaWillikens “artist pick” for Dekmantel : “This album is so much more, it makes you soflty move while giving you a warm tender hug”)