Dark blue oriental R&B? Uh, what? The incarnation of this previously non-existent genre is named Justine Bourgeus, aka Tsar B.

You might know her as the violinist of School Is Cool. Or as the singer of “Back to Black”, a duet which she recorded with Oscar And The Wolf for the soundtrack of the movie Black. We don't doubt for a second that this soulsister of Beyoncé, FKA twigs and M.I.A. will soon ascend the throne as indie queen. “Escalate”, her debut single, was premiered on the blog of trendy American magazine The Fader. And thanks to Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1) she's also getting airplay in the UK. “Tsar B is like ecstasy for the senses!”, read a concert review.

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