20/20 Visions: Sasha Keable

Caramel-voiced Keable on re-energising R&B and signing a 5-album, big label contract

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There’s a lot riding on R&B innovator Sasha Keable, who guested on Disclosure’s Settle and is currently working with Justin Parker and Dev Hynes on her own debut album, but the Wandsworth girl’s not phased. “The best thing about being 19 is not having much responsibility,” grins the caramel-voiced teen, who signed a five-album deal with Polydor last year. “I mean, it’s not like having a mortgage!” Her excellent debut EP, Black Book, shows that she’s as at home riding glacial, modern dance beats as the strut of new jack swing – but while ’93 heros like Wu-Tang and Souls of Mischief are formative influences, there’s much to excite her about London’s current scene too. “It’s so hard not to go out nowadays – there’s always some rave going down close to home!”

1993 POP QUIZ

Patricia Arquette or Demi Moore?
Demi Moore.

Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins?
Nirvana.

Wu Tang or A Tribe Called Quest?
Wu Tang.

Edward Furlong or Christian Slater?
Christian Slater.

Poetic Justice or Menace II Society?
Menace II Society.

Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day?
Jurassic Park.

Trainspotting or The Virgin Suicides?
Trainspotting.

Beavis or Butthead?
Beavis.

Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell?
Kate Moss.

Mortal Kombat or Super Mario Bros?
Super Mario Bros.

Young and beautiful or old and wise?
Old and Wise.

Dalston or Peckham?
Peckham.

Lollapalooza or LOLZ?
Lollapalooza.

RuPaul or Ron Jeremy?
Hahaha Ron Jeremy ALWAYS.

Retro or future?
Future.

Drunk or sober?
Drunk.

War or peace?
Peace.

Night or day?
Night.

Party or bullshit?
Party4Eva.

printed leather jacket and large chain necklaces by CHANEL; thin chain necklace SASHA's own

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