Bklava has been busy. The South London-born, Brighton-based DJ, producer and vocalist of Irish and Lebanese descent broke through in 2019 with the melodic house anthem ‘CNTRL’, and has since gone on to release a string of infectious vocal bops and remixes for the likes of Diplo, Sonny Fodera, James Vincent McMorrow and others. Her output, along with her genre-hopping DJ sets (which she embellishes with lush live vocals), has seen her play for dancefloors across the UK, from frequent slots in her local Patterns to clubs such as The Cause in London and World Headquarters in Newcastle. In the coming months, she’ll be playing at events in London’s Printworks as well as holding down a residency for Warehouse Project in Manchester.
It seems the only way is up for Bklava who, after signing with the legendary Ministry of Sound last year, released the ‘Autonomy’ EP this summer, further expanding on her sound with rich percussion, silky vocals and glittery melodies. Fusing strands of house, pop and UKG, the four track EP was another step forward for the rising artist, whose wide-ranging tastes coalesced into a radiant package.
Her love of UKG shone further on her recently released remix of Antonio’s two-step classic ‘Hyperfunk’, released via Locked On. Marking the original 25th anniversary, Bklava put her own dazzling spin on the track, reimagining it for 2021 dancefloors.
Contemporary UKG is just one of the sounds Bklava spotlights in her Selections, in which she spotlights futuristic club sounds and rave anthems from the likes of Overmono, K-Lone, Bored Lord and more. Dig in below.