Recording a handful of live-streamed sets — including appearances on Beatport Selects and HÖR Radio — AUCO brought the flavours of UK jungle, footwork, dubstep and IDM online during 2020 and 2021, delivering multiple doses of bass-powered rhythms. When clubs re-opened in Germany, the South London-born, Berlin-based AUCO took their cuts of jungle and dubstep to St. Thomas Church for a night that encouraged freedom and unification in a safe space.
They also DJ’d at Balance Festival alongside dancer Elle Fierce and visual artist Vanessa Opoku. Having launched the DIY party Infinite Quest with Lake District native Neana in 2018, the pair’s yin-yang dynamic in the booth carries through to their monthly b2b show on the community-led Cashmere Radio. In November, Infinite Quest launched as a record label too, with AUCO dropping their debut, self-titled EP (Neana will follow suit next year). Niamh O’Connor
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