Deeper Than Skin

by Sariyah Idan

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Trained in jazz and folk music, hip-hop educated, and influenced by the sounds of her Jewish roots, Sariyah Idan’s debut EP, is a unique blend of music genres ranging from soul and dub reggae, to disco and triphop. The album’s smooth, alternative soul sound is seasoned with a passionate and hopeful longing, crossing boundaries between intimate love and the territories of international affairs. Idan's soulful voice guides listeners on a lyrical journey through the realms of love, betrayal, desire, and vision. Deeper Than Skin is a neo-infusion emergent from Idan’s cultural roots and the urban American landscape. Ranging from the moan, a classic form of the African American spiritual cannon, to jazz and pop influenced arrangements, the music layers bass, keys and guitar over live and electronic drums. Flavors of Latin percussion, versatile trumpets and melodic elements from Ashkenazi Jewish music infuse the tracks with world music elements. Idan’s poetic lyricism illuminates the experience of interracial relationships and presents both a respect and skepticism for populist political struggles. Deeper Than Skin is a soulful sonic communiqué from an artist boldly making an entrance onto the global stage.

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released 01 May 2014

Sariyah Idan- all vocals, guitar on 5, percussion on 3 and 4
Jordan Feinstein- all keyboards, clavinet, bass on 3
Mark Caldaron- bass on 2, 3, 4, 5
Aaron Kierbel- drums on 2, 3, 4, 5
Mario Silva- trumpet on 2, 3, 4, 5
Rafael Sarria- percussion on 2, 5
Inkx- drums on 3
AJ- guitar on 3

Produced by Jordan Feinstein, Sariyah Idan and Sam Zeines

Recorded at Decible Studio in San Francisco, Studio 352 in San Francisco, Clockwirk Studios in Los Angeles

Mixed and mastered at Manifest Studios in Los Angeles

Photos and design by Maya Standel

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Sariyah Idan Los Angeles, California

Sariyah Idan (Sah-ree-yah Ee-dahn) is an internationally touring vocalist, songwriter and actor originally from New York. She has shared stages with legends Lee Scratch Perry and Pete Seeger and recordings with Caron Wheeler and Marcia Griffiths. Her shows range from solo acoustic to full band and sets with DJs. She guests as a vocalist and lyricist with projects ranging from Latin to Dub. ... more

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