Happy first day of October, have some very excited spooky pumpkin spice doritos.
Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.
Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).
wow it is really frikkin difficult to eat hard tacos while driving
Put my son to sleep in his new onesie, woke up to a bear raiding my drawers.
I gotta say, I’ve been waiting for Layton to find a hint coin on the moon for a long time, and it finally happened in PL vs. AA. I was so excited.
you now cosplay your icon for every day of your life from now on how screwed are you
Mi-Young Choi (b. South Korea, resides London, UK) - Enlightenment, 2013 Paintings: Oil on Canvas
graveyardsnake said: Oh god the worst witch used to make me so sad. Booooooooooo. Boooooo
zombimanos: You fell into my trap! Now I get to post this! Wooooo! (yeah, it’s a weirdly subversive “movie”, but you know…in all it’s 80’s glory)
Okay I can respect the film due to its…stylistic choices…BUT THE TV SERIES WAS TERRIBLE I FELT SO BAD FOR MILDRED ALL THE TIME.
I wanna make my URL spooky for October but like
Where do I even go from here