MIXTAPE

UMA

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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

Uma

Location

Catalunya

 

FYI

Uma was born in Catalunya, to a British mother and a Thai father, and her childhood travels to Thailand have had an influence on her music. Signed to the South London label/collective Slow Dance, she has recently collaborated with Luke Bower, AKA Lucy Lu on 'Bring Me The Mountain'
 

Press Clippings

 'Uma’s trademark intimate song-writing style consists of a mixture of lilting Spanish Guitar lines, quietly elaborate arrangements and an ethereal voice that draws you into the heart of her music. Through her lyrics, Uma tells the story of new love and allowing yourself to be swept along with it into a state of wilful uncertainty." - So Young

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

A Patti Smith vinyl 

 

Your favourite place to listen to music

Cars, trains, the underground, planes, boats…

A song which reminds you of your childhood

A Felicidade - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Your go-to karaoke song

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

 

A song which could change the world if everyone heard it

Golden Prairie - Lucy Lu (specially an acoustic version)

 

A song you’d rather never hear again

El Chiqui Chiqui - the Spanish song for Eurovision 2008

 

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

Birchwood Beaker - This Is The Kit

 

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

Ain’t Leavin Without You - Jaheim

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

Get You (ft. Kali Uchis) - Daniel Caesar

 

The soundtrack to your last holiday

Why iii Love The Moon. - Phony Ppl 

Why Don’t You - Cleo Sol

Brillo - Rosalia, J Balvin

A song which has changed your mind

If I Could Change Your Mind - HAIM

A song which makes you cry

I’ll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday 

A song which makes you laugh

The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) - Flight of the Conchords

A song which gives you goosebumps

Covava L’Ou De La Mort Blanca - Silvia Perez Cruz

 

A song which makes you feel empowered

Limonero - Gata Cattana

 

An artist you regret never having seen live

Prince

An artist you hope to see live soon

Fieh

A gig you’ll never forget

Buika in 2017, she decided to ditch her set list and improvise for the whole gig and for an hour extra until the theatre had to ask them to stop, watching her on stage was incredible.

An album you know by heart

Tanto Tempo - Bebel Gilberto

A cover which is better than the original

How Deep Is Your Love - PJ Morton and Yebba (original by the Bee Gees)

A song you first heard on a film soundtrack

L’etang - Blossom Dearie

A song you love in a foreign language

Coco (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) - FM LAETI 

Obiero - Ayub Ogada

An instrumental song you love

Part 1 Opening - Kenny Wheeler

A song which gets stuck in your head

Soledad y el Mar (ft Los Macorinos) - Natalia Lafourcade

A recent musical discovery

Dorothy Ashby !!

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