MIXTAPE

NABIHAH
IQBAL

Image by Eva Malley

The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves. 

Artist

Nabihah Iqbal

Location

London

 

FYI

As well as making her own music, Nabihah runs the hugely successful Glory To Sound programme at Somerset House, hosting Wolfgang Tilmans, Gilles Peterson and Lucinda Chua amongst others
 

Press Clippings

 'As Throwing Shade, Iqbal was already one of electronic music’s most engaging polymaths, thanks to a resumé that included everything from vocalist on SOPHIE’s “Lemonade” to a stint as a human rights lawyer. With Weighing of the Heart, Iqbal adds another couple of strings to her bow, emerging as a pop auteur and songwriter of impressive emotional heft.'  Pitchfork

The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)

Bought a couple of Earth, Wind and Fire records the other day, as well as some Herbie Hancock and an amazing South African psychedelic funk record by Sakhile

 

Your favourite place to listen to music

Anywhere where it sounds good - at home, at a gig, in the studio...

 

A song which reminds you of your childhood

Bad by Michael Jackson

Your go-to karaoke song

Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi :)

 

A song which could change the world if everyone heard it

Mansur’s Message pt. 2

 

A song you’d rather never hear again

Hard for me to say because I’ve forgotten about it. Bad music is forgotten very easily.

 

A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore

Prototype by Outkast

 

A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)

Love Has Found Its Way by Dennis Brown

A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)

Baby Come Close by Smokey Robinson

 

The soundtrack to your last holiday

Black Focus by Yussef Kamaal

A song which has changed your mind

Solid Air by John Martyn

A song which makes you cry

It doesn’t have a title yet

A song which makes you laugh

Jilted John - Gordon Is A Moron

A song which gives you goosebumps

Pali Gap by Jimi Hendrix

 

A song which makes you feel empowered

The Life Divine by Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin

 

An artist you regret never having seen live

Michael Jackson

An artist you hope to see live soon

Esperanza Spalding

 

A gig you’ll never forget

PiL at the 100 Club

An album you know by heart

Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan

A cover which is better than the original

All Along The Watchtower by the Brothers and Sisters

 

A song you first heard on a film soundtrack

The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen (from Donnie Darko)

A song you love in a foreign language

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya from the Mughal-e-Azam soundtrack

 

An instrumental song you love

First Light by Freddie Hubbard

A song which gets stuck in your head

Same Old Mistakes by Tame Impala / Rihanna

A recent musical discovery

Sakhile

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