Discover / / 29.12.14

Krista Papista

Krista Papista is a relatively unknown Londoner whose off-kilter pop shimmers with an influence that traverses Balearic house and techno, arty pop music and the eerie lyricism of The Knife. Her latest tune Bad F is a pulsating, 4/4 driven punch in the gut. Heavy, reverb laden synthy strings are reminiscent of a thousand tunes we’d forgotten from Ibiza Uncovered compilations, while subtle steel drums betray a flirtation with world music sounds. Sultry, unsettling lyrics and pounding beats underpin the whole thing to create a genuinely atmospheric body of post-industrial pop genius.