If you’ve seen or heard the music of Nilüfer Yanya then the chances are that you’ve already come across Jazzi Bobbi, even if you weren’t aware of it. If you listen to Yanya’s song Golden Cage the raw low-key saxophone you hear on the track is played by Bobbi. Her connection with Yanya goes further than that though, having toured and supported her last year.
Whilst this Jazzi B is no relation to Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) or Jazzy B (Bhangra Singer) it seems that the name is connected with good music. There are two of her own tracks up on Soundcloud that demonstrate that.
First there’s Don’t Want to Know, which features some menacing alien electronics that sound as if they’re straight out of a horror film. Then there’s the more recent 90r – 0; a song complete with swirling and flickering computerisations and saxophone that is far more likely to find itself on your dead of night comedown playlist than your working out at the gym one. There’s a resemblance to Massive Attack with what Jazzi Bobbi does here – crisp unusual beats and darker unhurried sounds (including the vocals) all binding the songs together. Elsewhere there’s another track called Garden she recorded with her friend Hesse for a Svnset Waves Winter Winds vol. 5, annual winter compilation ‘a variety of sounds perfect for chilly nights from artists around the world’.
This isn’t just someone playing around in the studio either, having supported Nilüfer Yanya you can next find Jazzi Bobbi playing live at The Old Blue Last in London on February 16th where you'll be able to see a bit more of what she is all about.
Jazzi Bobbi - 90r - 0
Hesse - Garden (featuring Jazzi Bobbi)