Israeli producer/singer/rapper Adi Ulmansky grew up in Jerusalem. Now residing in Tel Aviv, Adi released her debut mixtape ‘Shit Just Got Real’ and has since picked up plaudits from the Independent, Mixmag, Guardian, and Company Magazine to mention a few. She releases her follow up debut EP ‘Hurricane Girl’ on 19 August 2013. A mix of the EP was released ahead of the digital download date for stream here.
After rave UK performances at The Old Queens Head, The Old Blue Last, a stellar DJ set at BMsoho and a high-energy performance at Notting Hill Arts Club under her belt earlier this year, Adi also performed at Milan’s famous Plastic Club, at Prague’s United Islands festival and Israel’s Pride Festival – where she entertained over 100,000 people, her biggest gig to date.
Influenced by the sounds of electronica in her childhood via her older brother, Adi branded herself as a rock metal kid and she says “when I finally heard Radiohead, I felt I’ve finally found what I want to do – a combination of electronic music with the warm sound of live instruments.”
Adi released an EP ‘Lorena B’ with her 3 piece band of the same name. During this time Adi also collaborated with Borgore on high profile tracks Kill Them All, Someone Else’s and Why Does It Feel. During Lorena B‘s visit to London in March 2012 to promote a new EP, they opened a show for Disclosure at XOYO, on a lineup which also included also Deadboy and Bondax.
In 2012 Adi released the first taster of her solo material; an internet viral to one of her solo tracks ‘I Always Liked Men With Good Hands’, showcasing her quirky ‘fantasy’ visual style and developed sound. He strong visual style got her also noticed by fashion sites and blogs Topshop and ASOS. Her debut mixtape ‘Shit Just Got Real’ followed in 2013 alongside music videos for A.D.I, My Heart and others.
Her following EP ‘Hurricane Girl’ presents a more sophisticated and deeper rap/hip-hop influences, with its first music video ‘Falling’ premiering on Noisey’s ‘YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS’ project, just before heading to her first US tour for Culture Collide (LA) and CMJ (NYC) festivals.
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“It’s hard not to be impressed with Adi Ulmansky’s debut mixtape. Shit Just Got Real is a nine-track offering
of hip-hop and pop-infused electronica and is as colourful and adaptable as Adi’s fashion sense.” Mixmag
“Adi Ulmansky has taken her love of Radiohead and transformed it into clattering, MIA-esque pop.”
“We want to be BFF’s with this techni-colour superhero-chic Adi Ulmansky!” Company magazine