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« Jazz and hip-hop influences coupled with big, heavy percussion. »  COMPLEX UK
« Tumbling Afro-beats that had even the most reserved festival-goer wiggling a toe or two…. the crowd was locked in for a fun 30 minutes of dancing . »  THE LINE OF BEST FIT
« We can be rest assured the producer will be climbing the ranks quickly. »  XLR8R
« Keep an eye out for iZem’s African and Latin-inspired productions. »  OKAYAFRICA

iZem, the creative force behind the acronym "in Ze early morning," manifests the innovative spirit of Jérémie Moussaid Kerouanton. This French-born music producer has spent over a decade navigating the intersections of cultures, music, and technology, earning acclaim from industry luminaries such as Gilles Peterson, Bonobo, Mount Kimbie, Quantic, and Branko. From his early days in Paris's record stores and radio stations to globe-trotting adventures that fueled his artistic drive, iZem's journey is a testament to his boundless curiosity and commitment to musical exploration.

His travels took him from the vibrant musical landscapes of Spain and Brazil, where he honed his skills as a guitarist, to the innovative spaces of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he co-founded the online radio Groovalizacion. iZem's narrative continued to unfold across Dublin, Ireland, and eventually Lisbon, Portugal, where his debut album "Hafa" was born. Released on Soundway Records in 2016, "Hafa" is an exploration of genre-defying soundscapes, blending afro-centric rhythms with soulful songwriting and hybrid beats. Collaborations with global music icons, including Elza Soares, Mayra Andrade, Sara Tavares, and Guts, further cemented his place in the global music scene.

In 2018, the release of two EP’s on Enchufada and Heavenly Sweetness showcased iZem's ability to weave jazz and hip-hop elements with percussive beats, establishing him as a distinctive voice in the global music landscape. His 2022 project "Yemamaya," a collaboration with Brazilian artist Luiz Gabriel Lopes, received widespread acclaim for its innovative blend of Afro-Brazilian influences and electronic funk.

The latest chapter in iZem's journey, his second full-length album "in Ze early morning," marks a significant milestone in his career. This album is a culmination of his global travels and musical encounters, presenting a rich tapestry of sound that transcends cultural and genre boundaries. With "in Ze early morning," iZem invites listeners on a journey through vibrant, eclectic soundscapes, showcasing his evolution as an artist and his relentless pursuit of new musical horizons. Ready to share his passion for music and nomadic sounds, iZem continues to create unique and fascinating musical experiences, constantly pushing the boundaries of musical styles and cultural frontiers.

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