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Elmiene marking my time 2023

Sampha and Syd are set to feature on Elmiene's forthcoming EP, Marking My Time

22 September 2023, 13:08 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Oxford-based artist Elmiene shares news of his forthcoming EP alongside the title track “Marking My Time".

“Marking My Time" was written with Jamie Woon and James Vincent McMorrow, and first debuted on Later…On Jools Holland.

The EP includes the recently-released singles "Mad At Fire" (co-written by Syd (The Internet) and Lil Silva) and "Mama" (produced by Sampha) and follows his impressive debut EP, El-Mean, which was released independently earlier this year.

In making the EP, Elmiene worked with innovators such as DJ Dahi, Jim-E Stack, Sampha, Syd, Courage, Lil Silva, and more.

Speaking on his new body of work Elmiene says, “The general theme of this project is trying to mark my time not in terms of history but just for me personally, so I don’t get lost. Almost making a checkpoint to anchor myself. Even sonically it’s like I’m marking my stamp that I put on things. Because I’m so deep in looking back behind me, I always found myself stumbling over what’s gonna happen next. So when my life started speeding up massively, I had to learn how to keep an eye on both sides - appreciating the past in order to do the future the right way and do it justice.”


  1. Remember
  2. Mama
  3. Mad At Fire
  4. Someday
  5. Marking My Time
  6. Diane

Marking My Time is set for release on 20 October via Polydor/Def Jam Recordings.

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