Challenging the production patriarchy one DIY project at a time, TZARA’s sound is like nothing you’ve heard. With influences ranging from Grimes to Ivy Lab to Portishead, her bipolar tendencies tie her to no one particular genre.
Somewhere between experimental electronica, glitch hop, and dark dream pop, TZARA’s sound is easy to fall in love with and hard to describe. Everything is entirely self-written, recorded and produced.
Despite only starting to perform her own music live in 2017, TZARA is already making her mark on South Africa’s music scene. Apart from playing all the usual local haunts (Yours Truly, Fiction, Waiting Room) she has opened for Samiyam (Brainfeeder/Stones Throw), won Uppercut's “Button Bashers” beat battle, and played on the main stage at CTEMF - Cape Town Electronic Music Festival… All within a year.
TZARA is also a co-founder of “Stone Soup”, a collective helping to get young producers out of the bedroom and into the public eye.