Fri 20 May


Dizraeli - Lost Arc

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B4518, Rhayader

Poet, producer, firestarter. Songwriter-MC, multi instrumentalist, raconteur… Dizraeli is a genre of his own and it’s an absolute pleasure to welcome him to The Lost ARC.

Diz has always forged his own way… From building a frenzied underground following with his first band Bad Science (1999-2008), through to his debut solo album Engurland (City Shanties) in 2009 and on to tour the world and record the acclaimed Moving In The Dark with Dizraeli and The Small Gods. On the way he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Kate Tempest, Jam Baxter and Eliza Carthy in his explorations of the crossover between hiphop, folk, bass music and all between… Most recently releasing his solo masterpiece The Unmaster, nominated for Album of the Year by Gilles Peterson in the 2020 Worldwide Awards.

Dizraeli’s unswerving devotion to pushing the boundaries of lyricism and musical form has earned him a bona fide cult status among those who know, and the raw honesty and humour he brings to his writings on his own mental health, sexuality and the liberation of the human spirit has drawn people together of all shades and ages around his work.

With tales of madness and collapse, struggle and redemption all spoken and sung with searing honesty and surreal humour, masterfully accompanied on guitar and Guinean gongo, Dizraeli’s acoustic performances take his craft back to the essence.
The Dizraeli studio sound is stripped to the bones and brought to earth, landing somewhere between John Martyn and Kendrick Lamar.
This is music to make sense of an insane world, and every show is a journey.

“Incredible… make sure you catch him live”
-Gilles Peterson

“A vital poetic voice in UK rap”
-Line of Best Fit