Rising alternative pop star, Iris Gold, returns with a stunning 70’s homage mixtape ‘The Marsha Hunt Mixtape’ featuring nine original songs designed to bring storytelling and fun back into music. Inspired by the life and imagery of American actress Marsha Hunt, it is her voice and spirit that permeates the mix.
Borrowing influences from early blues, Howlin’ Wolf to Blaxploitation movies, Outkast’s cult 2006 musical film ‘Idlewild’, J Dilla and Dolly Parton; Iris Gold taps into a mythical fantasy world,
“I imagined I was in a movie based in 70’s Harlem during the hot summer chillin’ with with Lalo Schifrin,” she says. She goes on to add: “When I started writing I wanted to write pop songs over loops and break beats, so the songs for the mixtape were mainly written in my friend’s Tomasso’s room in Hackney Wick in this way”.
Iris roped in a few producer friends like The Confect (Nick Brewer, Tiggs Da Author), Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo, Charlie XCX) and Ben Joice (Jorja Smith) to add the finishing touches to the end product.
The first track ‘Revolution Riders’ will be included in a brand new 4 track EP to be released in Jan 2017. Iris Gold’s previous releases ‘Freakaholic (produced by MNEK)’, ‘Steve McQueen’, ‘Colour Trip’ and ‘Goldmine’ garnered the singer critical acclaim and endorsements by leading tastemakers including Zane Lowe on Beats1, Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra’s Mistajam.
She will also appear on Russ Chimes new single ‘Drift’ out this November.
“A force to be reckoned” – Afropunk
“Listen to the addictive new single below, and get prepared to take on the world!” – RWD Mag
‘The Marsha Hunt Mixtape’ out 2nd December.
1. Revolution Riders
3. Lil’ Suzie
4. People Up On It
5. Good man (Poetry For Dinner Interlude)
6. Mind Juice
7. Ten 8. Harlem (feat. Ali Tennant)
9. Human Heatwave