Iman Houssein

Award: Future Bubblers Bursary

Year: 2019

Genre: Dance/Electronic

Instrument/voice type: Producer/ Singer - Songwriter

Location: London


I am a producer and songwriter with a great interest in artistic innovation within the creative art practices. The music I make has strong influences from the jazz and electronic forms of music along with a respect for a variety of traditional world musical forms. I have been fortunate enough to have been recently awarded a mentorship with the Future Bubblers scheme after submitting an EP I had self published on Spotify. 

My recent achievements have been performing in a variety of venues including Jazz Re:freshed and The Jazz Cafe with my 3 piece jazz/rock trio, along with releasing two 5 track eps via Bandcamp in recent years. I am greatly influenced by philosophy, religious ideology and ritualistic practice and the interaction of their influences through artistic expression. I aim to create music that is emotionally immersive with the intention to be as honest as possible. Throughout my development I have increasingly been experimenting with a combination of music and video, as a major aspect of my musical aesthetic relies on a metaphoric and poetic approach to an idea, being only fully realised in combination with a visual medium. The combination of audio visual story telling feels the most inspiring, inspiration with which I hope to use to break social and cultural barriers and motivate other creative to do so too.