Toya Delazy

Pioneering East London by way of Zululand (South Africa), MC Toya Delazy's made a huge impact in the UK in 2021, coming up with her unique sound: Afrorave.

Serving innovative and impactful techno, bassline and African percussions bedded under Toya’s trademark Zulu raps, her new album, “Afrorave Vol. 1” sets the benchmark for the East London artist and demonstrates the breadth, direction and uniqueness of her brand new project as both sonically freer and more exhilarating than ever before.

Pulsing with heady basslines and powerful quick-fire vocals, the album blends electro productions with hip-hop flavours, creating a rippling and uncompromising sound from the fiery percussions within “Funani”, the deeper woozy basslines of “Tini” and smart synth work displayed on “Shakata”. An exhibition of authenticity, “Afrorave Vol. 1” acts as a reaffirming reminder to one of the most expressive young artists coming through right now.

On top of support from Complex, BBC, DJMag, Toya was named one of 17 women shaping the african electronic music scene in MIXMAG, and her new album was named one of the Best Electronic album on Bandcamp.

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