Actress-singer-composer Najwa Nimri started making electronic music in 1996 with Spanish music producer Carlos Jean and made her solo debut in 2001 with her wildly experimental album Carefully. Since then, she has only released five studio albums and her last full length was 2014’s Rat Race, so one could safely say she is not the most prolific artist around. Six years is a long time between records, but this drawn out musical silence is largely due to Najwa’s cinema and TV commitments, which include roles on two of the most popular Spanish series in recent years: Vis a Vis and La Casa de Papel.
After the raw and emotional El Último Primate (2012) and the 90s inspired techno-leaning Rat Race (2014), Najwa recently released her new album Viene de largo via Mushroom Pillow. A testament to the artist’s creative muscle and fierce independence, this new work includes 10 dark and sexy tracks bound together by the influence of urban electronica, but with a wide range of influences ranging from dubstep or trip-hop to trap or even Cuban music.