Moroccan beatmaker and singer-songwriter J.Lamotta すずめ is one of the freshest new finds from prestigious Berlin imprint Jakarta Records. Her Conscious Soul album is the most recent in the label’s renowned dub plate series, a gorgeous, seemingly effortless stroke of cosmopolitan soul and progressive hip-hop. She flexes her producer skills on tracks like “Purple attitude II,” featuring British MC Teknical Development.IS on lead vocals–elsewhere highlighting her natural savvy as a singer. Her vocals are light, airy and perfectly delicate, somewhere between Dido and Erykah Badu. But neither of those phenomenal women ever sang in Arabic…
Bump J.Lamotta すずめ’s Conscious Soul via Bandcamp.
(Tracks we love: “Deal With That”, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”)
Watch a short documentary promoting Conscious Soul, including live tracks and an interview.