Future Classics

Future Classic: Zaki Ibrahim “Every Opposite”


Zaki is back with a monstrous debut full-length record, Every Opposite, that was released last month on South African Indie label Motif Records.

This lovely South African / Canadian born songstress and storyteller went in deep to produce a fascinating global opus with producers Tiago of Tumi and the Volume, Wawesh from Kenya (Just a Band) and Toronto’s Alister Johnson.

Every Opposite can safely boast a masterful collection of songs which showcases Zaki’s incredible instrument and who’s diverse sound spans from Soulful Pop à la Sade, Post Dubstep, R&B, South African inspired chanting, contemporary Disco, Reggae, inflections of Hip Hop, Downtempo, and then some. I believe it to be one of the most interesting and inspiring LP’s to come from a ‘Canadian’ artist this year. It has Future Classic written all over it.

My Top Tracks :
Draw The Line
Something In The Water
Your Song
Go Widdit

Come check out Zaki performing Live at the Goods 10th Anniversary party this Saturday night. Co-produced by MIMS and Off the Hook. A night not to be missed! (Event info)

Grab her LP here

Sarah Linhares

Sarah Linhares

Sarah Linhares is an eclectic Montreal based singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer. She is passionate about music, art, culture, dance, food, travel, and loves to write about things that inspire her.