Yasmin makes it on her own with March 2011 Chase and Status tour support and Next Big Thing 2011 date
Now, we're not ones to blow our collective trumpets, but occasionally a song pokes its head above the gloomy pop cloudscape and dissolves all and sundry with the three simple 'pop' rules - make it simple, make it memorable and make it genuine. We gave some props to Katy B last year - now another young lady is waiting in the wings.
One such song that positively leaps out of the blocks is Manchester-Iranian DJ Yasmin's new single, "On My Own", which I only started playing out of curiosity. It's a bit of a slammer, partly due to its hooks and chorus, partly due to the near-Massive Attack backing and predominantly due to the old 'Amen Brother' break rearing its remixed head, albeit given some clattering-handclap action. And I'm liking the extended drum-break at the end...You can watch the official video for the song right here - it's released in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, Yasmin has been confirmed as support on Chase and Status' UK tour in March, touching down in Southampton (9th), Cambridge (10th), Yeovil (12th) and Nottingham (13th) - tickets are still available for £15.
In addition, you can catch Yasmin in solo mode as part of the HMV Next Big Thing 2011 gig-series at the London Jazz cafe on 11th February (with Wretch 32 and Jodie Connor) - tickets are just a tenner!
In 2011, she surely has to be a name to keep an eye and both ears on, along with Clare Maguire and the aforementioned Katy B.