A unique musicality informed by jazz, spirituality, experimental folk and electronic music; Sandunes has shared her new single ‘Eleven Eleven’ featuring Landslands. The track is taken from her new EP of the same name, which is set for release on 6th September via !K7.
Sandunes (aka Sanaya Aredeshir) recorded her 11:11 EP whilst travelling between between Mumbai, London and Berlin. She blends these three different cultures seamlessly in to one seductive, electronic listening experience. Her respect for the works of Philip Glass, Andrew Ashong, Anoushka Shankarthe, and the experimental music of Sudan Archives have merged in to a homage to what she calls the “diverse spiritualists” that surround her.
As well as creating her own music, Sandunes actively encourages other musicians in Mumbai where she’s based. She is a member of DASTA – a community collective of six beatmakers at the forefront of India’s electronic music scene, and runs courses for young producers and artists committed to exposing, promoting and exporting the music. In 2017, Sandunes also worked with the Barbican as part of their “Different Trains 1947 project”, a collaborative response by artists including Actress and Darkstar, responding to the 70th anniversary of the declaration of India’s independence.
Sandunes will be returning to the UK to headline The Pickle Factory in East London on the 12th September, to coincide with the release of her new EP. Listen to her mesmerising new single below, and follow Sandunes on Facebook for more updates.
Get tickets for Sandunes gig at The Pickle Factory on 12th September here.
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