About this Playlist
You probably won’t hear any straight rock or generic pop music on the playlist, It’s as much influenced by classic blues and rock as 80’s pop and electro, 90’s house and indie rock, 70’s soul and disco, 60’s jazz and R&B.
Recently premiered on Lauren Laverne’s BBC6 radio show, Eda Eren’s latest single “Red and Green” sees her partner with GRAMMY winning Jazztronica duo Blue Lab Beats for a soul jazz working of a song that’s been in her live repertoire for a number of years and finally gets a release.
Eda Eren is a soul singer at heart. Whether it’s going full dancefloor diva, like on the club monster and essential new tune by Pete Tong “Fever” (produced by Route 94 of “My Love” and Jess Glynne fame), or dialing up her Turkish heritage on the mid-tempo electro groove of “Let It Fall”, produced by RAM Records’ boy wonder Chords, the North Londoner knows how to use her distinctive tone to illicit a memorable performance every single time.
Known for her legendary live performances at her own open mic nights across London, even rappers fear to follow her onto the stage as she can spit bars of fire and keep up with the very best of them too. She has what many modern pop princesses lack: personality, and she has it in spades.*
The Hoof caught up with Eda for a chat..
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music
I am of Turkish heritage from London that writes songs for the world to hear. I am in love with performing my homegrown lyrical soul letters for the world to hear and feel. I have been writing from a very young age and have took it on professionally since 18. I have had the chance to be taught by only the best and have worked with well renounced names making music for your ears and feet.
So how have you kept busy during the last year or so, did the pandemic stifle your creativity or did the free time allow you to experiment more.
I have been working on writing more music and finding new things that inspire me. I am consistently creating new waves and vibes with many undiscovered artists. I enjoy finding new way to write music and perform them to our supporters. I have released many songs ranging in many different genres e.g house, hip hop, drill, pop etc.
What’s the inspiration behind ‘Red and Green’
I love anything with soul, something that really touches my heart. I have always been fascinated by performers and there fiery attitude on stage. One day I thought I’d give it ago, I love it, I stuck to it. Glitz and glam, pictures and video inspire me, they catch the moment – just like when I write songs. Other peoples stories inspire me. I right what I feel in that moment, no boundaries, no specific genre. I enjoy the moment, keep it relevant and get you dancing.
Tell us about your writing and recording process, what instruments, hardware or software to you use.
Everything comes at the right my time, this goes for lyrics as well as energy. I focus on capturing the moment, giving more than less and really creating that atmosphere for the best outcomes. I have used many epic studios that all use hundreds of different softwares and equipment – the vibes are more important than the physical.
What is your 2022 looking like, what are your hopes and dreams, do you have any exciting plans, new releases, tours or gigs.
2022 is a year full of expression and experimentation. I will be working on many different projects all very different from each other e.g working on hip hop singles and writing at DnB bookcamp. Lots of new releases so stay tuned!
Can you give us a classic track, something that has inspired you or simply one you love and never get sick of listening to.
‘I Got You” you a uk garage track I wrote many years ago as a “drunk in the club, should I text him?” type of song. Very fun to perform and even better to dance to. I believe pushing UK music is very important because that’s where I’m from and the world need to here about it.
Can you recommend any new music, something that you’ve just discovered or are just really digging at the moment.
We are so lucky to have a library of music instantly available to us – a place where we can discover each others art. I have been blessed to have listed to so many incredible artists but I will name a couple below. These artists below have been the game changer for me in the last couple years; Anderson Pak, Jazmine Sullivan, Casper Cole, Snoh Aalerga, Solange and Aretha Franklin. The production and the delivery of these artists are out of the world!
Do you think playlists are important, what types do you enjoy, in your opinion, what’s the future of the playlist.
I love to discover new music and so my Release Radar on Spotify is always being used. I LOVE all types music from Afro Beat to DnB to Old school folk tunes. I love good music, anything with soul
How do you prefer your music to be heard, streams, downloads or physical product sold. Why?
Spotify all the way and the occasional Sound Cloud & YouTube. I love discovering music in stores and at the gym too with my best friend Shazam.
How do you connect with your audience, email, social media, PR firms.
Instagram is my main platform to keep up with me and more news. I am available on all platforms to steam any of my music.
What’s the best way a fan could help you today if they had just ten minutes to spare.
Listen to my tracks, make videos, make covers and share share share.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your career in music.
I literally can not imagine a life with out me perusing a career in music, it is the spice I need in my life. And also, I love what I do, I love the peace it gives me – I will always and forever be creating music for your ears and hearts.