Suzi Analogue

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Suzi Analogue
Birth name Maya Shipman[1]
Born (1987-08-16) August 16, 1987 (age 31)
Origin Baltimore, Maryland
Genres
Occupation(s) Producer, Singer Songwriter
Years active 2009–present
Labels
  • Never Normal
  • Fresh Selects
  • Dopeness Galore
Associated acts
Website suzianalogue.com

Maya Shipman (born August 16, 1987), better known by her stage name 'Suzi Analogue', is an American recording artist, musician, songwriter & producer based in New York City. She is a former member of Klipmode alongside Mndsgn, Devonwho, & Knxwledge; with many collaborations between them during the rise of the international beatmaking culture. Suzi credits her name to the alter-ego of RZA, Bobby Digital, one of her favorite hip-hop producers.[2] Her style fuses soul, hip-hop lyrics and vocal processes characterized by synthesizers and electronic bass instruments.

Career[edit]

In 2012 Suzi Analogue and Tokimonsta collaborated and released an EP under the Moniker "Analogue Monsta ". The Collaborative EP entitled "Boom" was released by Scion Audio/Visual.[3][4]

In 2013, she launched her own record imprint, Never Normal Records. Her first project released on the Never Normal label "CHILLS + THRILLS" was named Best Cassette Of 2014 by UK's FACT Magazine.[5]

She has taught production master courses from Yale University to Amsterdam, & The Netherlands. She has been featured on BET & MTV, among others, speaking about women in the male-dominated music industry.[6] [7]

Suzi has been a featured musician in several projects from American synthesizer company Moog Music, including playing live at Moog's largest modern music installation.[8] Suzi has also been a selected artist by Moog Music and Converse Music to record special Moog synthesizer sessions.[9]

Suzi Analogue has served as a cultural diplomat for the USA in Uganda, Africa as a part of an international hip-hop music initiative Next Level founded by the U.S. Department of State and University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill Music Department. During her diplomacy, Suzi taught a production course to upcoming beat makers in Uganda's capital Kampala using Ableton Live. She also orchestrated music with a team of other US Hip-Hop artists and traditional Ugandan musicians and was on national Ugandan TV and radio.[10]

Suzi Analogue continues to make audio/visual projects and perform music live in cities worldwide. She performed a live set on Boiler Room for the Teklife release of DJ Earl's "Open Your Eyes" album, which she also collaborated on which went on to be named in the 20 Best Electronic Albums Of 2016 by Pitchfork.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • World. Excerpts 1-9 - (Fresh Selects Records) (2009)
  • NNXTAPE - (Klipmode) (2010)
  • ZONEZ V.1: The Audio Visual Moodboard (Never Normal Records) (2016)[12]
  • ZONEZ V.2: The Audio Visual Moodboard (Never Normal Records) (2016 )[13]

EP's[edit]

  • 3P-(Klipmode) (2009)
  • NNXT - (with Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins) (Dopeness Galore) (2011)[14]
  • ACAPULCOS - (Self Released) (2011)
  • (R)OSE (A)LWAYS (W)INS. - (Self Released) (2012)
  • Chills + Thrills - (Never Normal Records) (2014)

Collaborative Albums[edit]

  • BOOM (with TOKiMONSTA) - (Scion Audio/Visual) (2012)
  • Love Affairz V.1 (with Swarvy) - (Never Normal Records) (2014)

Mixes[edit]

Features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sussman, Jess (August 27, 2013). "Knxwledge Readies New EP and LP for All City". XLR8R. 
  2. ^ "Soundwaves KPFK With Suzi Analogue". Retrieved 26 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "SCION A/V PRESENTS: ANALOGUE MONSTA — BOOM". Scion A/V. Scion / Toyota. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Suzi Analogue Biography 2011" (PDF). Dopeassgalore. Dopeassgalore. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "The 20 Best Cassettes Of 2014". factmag.com. Retrieved 3 Dec 2014. 
  6. ^ "What's At Stake: Suzi Analogue: 'We Need More Women Who Are Owning Their Songwriting'". BET. BET. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hastage hero interviews Suzi Analogue". Hashtaghero. Hashtaghero. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Moog's Synthesizer Residency At Rough Trade NYC". www.moogmusic.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Etherwave Theremin And Suzi Analogue". conversemusic.tumblr.com. 
  10. ^ "Uganda On The Beat: Suzi Analogue's Beatmaking Notes From Kampala". okayafrica.com. Okayafrica. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016 | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  12. ^ "New . Music :: Suzi Analogue - ZONEZ V.1". Citizens Of Culture. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  13. ^ Okayplayer. "NY Producer Suzi Analogue Releases Her Latest Beat Tape 'Zonez V.2' - Okayplayer Okayplayer". www.okayplayer.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  14. ^ "Suzi Analogue Is Up NNXT". dopenessgalore.com. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Suzi Analogue Boiler Room New York DJ Set, retrieved 2017-01-19 
  16. ^ "Browswood Bubblers Five". Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  17. ^ "Suzi Analogue Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "FACT Magazine". Factmag.com. 
  19. ^ "DJ EARL All INN feat. Suzi Analogue". Juke & Footwork Blog. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  20. ^ Glynn, Patrick. "Quelle Chris – "Calm Before" f. Cavalier & Suzi Analog (Video)". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 

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