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Anatasha Take Your Time [single]

AnatashaSinger, musician and prolific song-
  writer Anatasha is set to ride the
  airwaves with her new single Take Your
  Time
— so take your time to savour
  this sweet-voiced young English lady
  because she’s sure to be around for
  a long while...


DELIGHTFUL MUSIC, LYRICS AND MELODIES float gently from the speakers as Anatasha gets into the rhythm of her acoustic pop. This young lady from Leamington Spa is a natural who grew up surrounded by musicians and singers, listening to all types of music from various decades — providing her with the wide experience of styles that influence her.

Anatasha has a great passion for music that has developed from an early age. She loves performing live on stage and has produced heart-stopping a cappella performances to room-filled, star-struck audiences. One of her most notable appearances was on the same billing as Dexy's Midnight Runners' Kevin Rowland.

A guitarist and classically-trained pianist with a sweet voice, Anatasha's lyrics are beautiful and she cannot fail to impress. Somewhere along the line, she also finds time to study Law at Leicester's De Montfort University.

Take Your Time is a pretty, melodic number that is musically vibrant. Anatasha sounds relaxed and at ease, taking her cue from the title. Among her many influences are Norah Jones, Frou Frou, Tegan & Sara and KT Tunstall, but Anatasha also cites Wallis Bird, MIA, Mr Hudson & The Library, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tiesto and Pendulum as being some of her favourite artistes.

Anatasha
The collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Hogg (aka Ox) — the musician, songwriter and producer also based in Leamington Spa — has thrilled Anatasha. Paul has written and recorded five tracks for which Anatasha has written the lyrics and the melody. The combination is a knock-out, bringing Paul's smooth sounds and originality to Anatasha's soul-searching lyrics with her beguiling voice.

Anatasha will be releasing a five-track EP early in September. Along with Take Your Time (Radio Edit) and Take Your Time (Radio Remix), she has included: This Is Me, a vocal exercise in breathy lyrics and watery melodies; Footprints, an emotional and low-key track; and Hold Me, an edgy, raw lyric with a nice beat.

Anatasha's single Take Your Time — which is taken from the EP — will be released on
21 July (2008).

Check out Anatasha at www.myspace.com/anatashamusic.

Paul Hogg (Ox)

As well as working with Anatasha on this most recent release, Paul Hogg has collaborated with several other artists over the years in a producer capacity as well as putting out his own instrumental chill-out and electronica work under his other guise of 'Ox'.

The first Ox album, Distant Shores, was released last year and is still receiving critical acclaim today, keeping Ox's top ten position in the MySpace Down-Tempo charts for the best part of a year now.

He was given the nickname Ox at college because of his large frame and stature and it has stuck ever since. Playing all the instruments on the album himself, Paul's versatility as a musician is clearly demonstrated in Distant Shores and he was also responsible for the recording, production and mastering.

Heavily influenced by the likes of Moby, Craig Armstrong, Groove Armada and Chic, his aim is always to evoke passion and emotion in those who are hear his work.

Paul has recently set up his own label — Force 8 Records — and all forthcoming releases will be under the new label. He is as excited as Anatasha about their collaboration and he is confident that the single Take Your Time and the five-track EP that follows it will be a great success.

Check out Paul Hogg (pop/acoustic music) at www.myspace.com/paulhoggofficial.

Check out Ox (dance/electronica music) at www.myspace.com/oxtunes.

"A lovely vocal performance over beautiful, rhythmic, rhyming guitars. Anatasha is a definite talent" — Kevin Rowland, Dexy's Midnight Runners

"A very talented singer songwriter… awesome… brilliant" — Vic Minett, BBC Radio

"It's absolutely blinding — especially when the sun is out" — Ian Schofield, Leith FM

"Take your time to savour this sweet-voiced young English lady because she's sure to be around for a long while" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar