Ahu – Platonic

Artist: Ahu
Title: Platonic
Label: Inner Tribe
Format: Digital with physical to follow
Genre: Neo-Soul / Jazz
Release Date: Oct 30

Part of the Red Bull Music Academy alumni, Ahu has worked with the likes of Flying Lotus, Mr. Beatnick, Emanative, Grooveman Spot, Simbad, Lefto, Miles Bonny and many more. Her self released single ‚To:Love‘ produced by Paul White and Dimlite received world wide support by heavyweights such as Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. A woman of many talents, Ahu also doubles as a DJ playing festivals such as Barcelona Sonar Festival, Southern Soul Festival, Jazzystan, Brainfeeder as well as some of the scenes most iconic clubs including Plastic People, Boiler Room London, Baltic Room, East Village, Trinity, Nectar, Suma, and Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Awards.

This is a woman with raw talent and a unique voice that you wont forget. Her songs have an original other worldly sound which has been picked up by high end fashion label Miu Miu (owned by Prada) used in a film clip by renowned film maker Ava Du Vernay (Winner of Best Director in Sundance Film Festival) . From writing songs for movie scores, some in languages other than her own, and with her latest single ‚Go‘ released by none other than Sony Music in 2019, on top of all this she also has earned herself a monthly radio slot on Worldwide FM called „Hour of Light“.Â

Ahu is also a certified Astrologer, giving a deeper understanding and meaning to this extremely innovative album. Astrology is a symbolic language and the album title ‚Platonic‘ is related to Neptune. In „I & I „( Venus Square Neptune ) in astrology it describes disappointment in situations of Love, „Bom Dia“ ( Mercury Conjunct Pluto) refers to a song stuck in the listeners head, and „Jeito Bom De Sofrer“ is a cover related to love & suffering, also in astrology it is Venus Conjunct Pluto. This is rounded off with the last song ‚New Day‘ which is Sun Conjunct Moon signifying a new beginning or a new day in the form of an eclipse.

The full release is backed up by remixes from label boss Inkswel featuring additional vocals from Colonel Red & Stan Smith, Kid Sublime with additional vocals from Defari, Edseven and Portland based producer Roane Namuh.

All tracks written and performed by Ahu, Produced by Baker Aaron. Mastered by Beyond June. Layout and design Go Popular. Cover photo by Cihan Bacak