YouTube Sessions: Fatima

Swedish born Soulstress Fatima has enjoyed a wealth of achievement since appearing on the scene back in 2010, with her debut release the ‘Mind Travellin’ EP showcasing her vocal range and versatility to a well receiving audience. The following years have seen the first lady of Eglo lend her choral talents to a vast number of collaborative projects, including Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA), Dam Funk, FunkinEven, IG Culture, Ras G, Benji B, Floating Points, Teebs, VeeBeeO, Ras G and notably fronting the Floating Points ensemble, for whom Giles Peterson assigned as winners of his World Wide Awards back in 2010, for their ‘Live in Session’ performance at Maida Vale.

Her latest endeavour sees Fatima ally once again with fellow London based producer Flako for ‘Family/La Neta’, out December 2nd – another single from her hotly anticipated forthcoming album. Check out the video for ‘Family’ hereYou can also catch Fatima and her live band, along with the rest of the Eglo crew and extended family at FABRICLIVE on Friday 24th Jan. More info here.

The velvet vocalist was kind enough to provide us with an insight into her internet activity this week, and in typically diverse fashion, included everything from an ODB Freestyle to favourite childhood film ‘Dunderklumpen’. Go forth…

Blunt Fang – ‘Crystal Power’

This video got mad jokes but is seriously good still. I love all the elements in it.

ODB Freestylin

Highly inspirational! Free, raw and fearless.

‘Dunderklumpen’ by Per Åhlin

One of my favourite films as a child growing up in sweden. I love the mix of animated characters and real footage. Beautiful imagery of the swedish nature, crazy voices and songs. Wish there was more films like this being made today.

Gerone Spruill – ‘Chocolate City’

I love this mans art and brain. ‘Every chocolate city has it’s vanilla suburbs. And the way I see it there ain’t nothing strawberry about it’. Amen.

Folerio – ‘So Precious’

A CLASSSSSIIIIIIIICCCKKKK!!!!!!! That truly touches my heart.

‘Hummus’ – Samiyam feat. Alchemist from ‘Wish You Were Here’

The fact that two of the universe best producers/rappers got together n did a crazy tune (named after one of the most delicious things in life) is so fantastic!

‘100 Kilo Godis’ – TV show with Thomas Gylling & Visuals by Frans Krook

A candy world mixed with mental videos and dance music is what u want as a kid. The 90s in Sweden was the best.

The Never Ending Story

I always wanted to stumble across one of those magical books and go on an adventure like that on a luck dragon. The sphinxes were so beautiful but yet so scary..

Penz with Tim vocals

I love these friends, they seem to be havin so much fun. Tim Vocals is so cool, hope he stays free and releases a full album with classic soul tunes soon!

Susie Green – Classic clip.

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I don’t know what more to say about this one but the fact that I love the character of this woman. So classy yet so insane.

Photography: Nina Manandhar

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