There are few artists that you see for the first time that completely draw you in with a single beat. At Espionage featuring RASHAD and SEPALCURE vocalist and producer ESTERE stood out on the bill. With only two tracks on her Soundcloud she’d already made a splash in her home of New Zealand with her undeniably contagious tracks ‘Cruel Charlie’ – about a terrible imaginary boyfriend – and the personal exploration, ‘Culture Clash’. Alongside being a featured vocalist for K+LAB, part of funk band Brockaflowersaurus-Rex, she has already gigged in London and Paris. Not bad for someone who’s only just picked up an MPC – which she names Lola. But none of those things seem to matter while she’s on stage.
With a velvet smooth voice that has already drawn comparisons with ERYKAH BADU (‘with the charm of LIANNE LA HAVAS’) she sings live, samples her own voice and spins loops through Lola. With her colourful, soulful voice and ability to produce effortlessly, ESTERE DALTON is definitely not an artist to sleep on and you’ll be able to witness her live at Let Them Eat Cake on New Years Day.
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