Ya Tosiba

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Ya Tosiba
Ya Tosiba.jpg
Singer Zuzu Zakaria
Background information
OriginBerlin, Germany
GenresAvant-pop, Global Beats, Hip hop, Electronic dance music
Years active2010–present
LabelsAsphalt Tango Records
Website[1]
MembersZuzu Zakaria
Tatu Metsätähti

Ya Tosiba are an electronic music duo formed in Finland in 2010, consisting of Norwegian-Azerbaijani singer and producer Zuzu Zakaria and Finnish electronic music producer Tatu Metsätähti (also known as Mesak).

Their music is a blend of Scandinavian electronic music, Hip hop and classical Arabic, Persian and Turkic music traditions such as Mugam and Ashik.[1][2] The texts and poetry used are historical and belong to a genre known as Meykhana. Those were found by Zuzu Zakaria at field-trips to Azerbaijan as a part of her MA Thesis for State University in Oslo. Her master's thesis is the only introductory study in English of the genre existing.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2017 Love Party (Asphalt Tango Records)[4]

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2012 Mouse on Mars: Parastrophics (Monkey Town), track 12: Baku Hipster
  • 2012 Center Of The Universe: Astral Harassment (Metronomicon Audio), track 1: Streelight Interference
  • 2015 Joxaren: Diir Balek (European Music), track B1: Qurban Gəlir
  • 2017 Pykäri: Pykäri (Solina Records), track 09: Anlatamıyorum[5]

Remixes[edit]

  • 2016 Racing Heart: What Comes After (Ya Tosiba Remix)

Compilations[edit]

  • 2013 Skweee! (Laton Records), track A3: Anti-futbol (Meykhanacid mix)
  • 2016 Tribute To Kylmä Sota (Brown Records), track A5: PST
  • 2016 Metronomicon Audio 7.0 & 8.0 (Metronomicon Audio), track 2-3: Qoçu

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 2012 Mad Barber (Harmönia)
  • 2014 Mollah The Machine (Pingipung)[6]
  • 2014 Mollah The Machine Remixes (Pingipung)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Greenwell (2017-08-27). "Interview: Ya Tosiba's Zuzu Zakaria". worldtreasuresmusic.com.
  2. ^ switgerry (2016-03-26). "Interfew with: Ya Tosiba". superworldindietunes.com.
  3. ^ Zakaria, Zuzu (2012). Meykhana - The poetics of time and space. University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities. p. 4.
  4. ^ "Ya Tosiba on Asphalt Tango Records". Asphalt Tango Records.
  5. ^ "Pykäri on Solina Records". Solina Records.
  6. ^ "Mollah The Machine on Pingipung Records". Pingipung Records.

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