47SOUL have become renowned for inventing their own genre Shamstep (also the name of their debut EP), which fuses dubby synthie sounds with rock elements, hip-hop and pop lyrics in English and Arabic. The high-energy electronic creation, featuring Arab roots music (Dabke) have been kicked up a gear on their album "Balfron Promise" (2018), with cinematic soundscapes and menacing rock undertones creating an extra atmospheric edge. Their distinctive hooks and powerful political lyrics resonate with their fans with their iconic YouTube music video for their debut single Intro to Shamstep (more than 16 million views). "Semitics", their long-awaited new album was released at the end of August 2020 on the renowned British label Cooking Vinyl.
47SOUL also have a formidable reputation as a live act built on their energetic and intoxicatingly otherworldly live shows. The band have cultivated a fast-growing following from gigs around the world, including Glastonbury, Womad, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Roskilde Festival, Esperanzah, Paleo Festival, MaMa, Womex, Reeperbahn, Visa for Music, The Great Escape, c/o Pop. In 2019, especially the American fans of 47Soul had the great opportunity to enjoy their shows at four North American tours.
Z the People - vocals & synths
El Far3i - darbouka, MC/vocals
Walaa Sbeit - percussion, MC/vocals
Middle East, North Africa