Leila Arab

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Leila
Birth name Leila Arab
Also known as Grammatix,[1] Little Miss Specta
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Iran
Origin London, England
Genres Electronic
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 1993-present
Labels Rephlex Records, Warp, XL Recordings
Associated acts Björk, Zebra Katz
Website warp.net/artists/leila/

Leila Arab (Persian: لیلا عرب‎‎, born in 1971), better known by her stage name Leila, is an Iranian-born record producer and DJ based in London, England. She has released music on Rephlex Records, XL Recordings, and Warp.[2] She has been a member of Björk's touring band.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1998, Leila released her debut album, Like Weather, on Rephlex Records.[4] In 2000, she released Courtesy of Choice on XL Recordings.[5]

In 2008, she released Blood Looms and Blooms on Warp.[6] It included vocal contributions from Terry Hall and Martina Topley-Bird.[7] In 2009, she contributed a cover of an Aphex Twin song, "Vordhosbn", to the Warp20 (Recreated) compilation album.[8]

In 2012, she released U&I on Warp.[9] In 2015, she released a collaborative EP with Zebra Katz, titled Nu Renegade, on ZFK Records.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Don't Fall Asleep" (1997)
  • "Space Love" (1998)
  • "Sodastream" (1999)
  • "Mettle" (2008)
  • "Deflect" (2008)
  • "(Disappointed Cloud) Anyway" (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leila Arab". British Council. 12 October 2005. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Saxelby, Ruth (8 May 2015). "Zebra Katz And Leila Debut Snarling “You Tell Em” Video". The Fader. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Savvides, Alexandra (19 September 2008). "Leila interview by Alexandra Savvides". Cyclic Defrost. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Cardew, Ben (24 January 2017). "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time (2/5)". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Turner, Luke (2012). "Leila - U&I - Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Padilla, Sean (3 August 2008). "Leila: Blood, Looms and Blooms". PopMatters. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (3 July 2008). "Leila, Blood, Looms and Blooms". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Breihan, Tom (1 July 2009). "Warp20 Box Set Tracklist Revealed". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Gilard, Stephane (3 February 2012). "Leila - U&I". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  10. ^ Rosario, Richy (10 December 2015). "Premiere: Jump Into Zebra Katz’s Mind Twisting World In the Video For “Nu Renegade”". Vibe. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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