YADi (4) ‎– Guillotine

Warner Bros. Records ‎– WEA482
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

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A1 Guillotine
B1 Guillotine (Scuba's Darkness & Light Mix)
Remix – Scuba (4)


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June 24, 2012
OVERVIEW: 2012 better be ready. Hannah Yadi, or YADi for short, isn't like other pop musicians. Poised, petite and powerful, YADi knows exactly what she wants when it comes to her music, creating forward-thinking, instantly catchy calls to arms that reflect everything life has thrown at her so far. At just 24, she is a beautiful bundle of contradictions, the product of a genetic cocktail that mixes Algerian on her father's side with Norwegian and Italian on her mother's. For YADi - born in South London - her music is an aural kaleidoscope of influences, one that mixes the music of her heritage with the pop of the future, creating a forward-thinking sound that sets her apart from the crowd.
“Although totally British, my heritage is a real mix,” she says and one suffused with music. When YADi was a child her dad would play her his old vinyl albums, mixing rock, soul, gospel and Jazz. This education sewed a seed and created a desire to constantly investigate the past, be it in terms of music or in terms of her own heritage. “We used to spend Saturday afternoons going through his collection; Frank Zappa, Joan Armatrading, The Police, Aretha Franklin. He also used to play a lot of Raï, Gnawa and Malian music. When I listen to it now it makes me weep. I have this weird nostalgia for North Africa without ever having lived there.