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Get To Know: Anja Lauvdal

Get acquainted with Anja Lauvdal, the Norwegian pianist whose debut solo album for Smalltown Supersound is a triumph of experimental ambient composition

Since her early-’00s days as a student studying jazz at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium in Norway, Anja Lauvdal has been involved in a head-spinning array of bands...

Get To Know: Heléna Star

Get acquainted with Heléna Star, the London DJ and broadcaster with a passion for music that moves your feet and nourishes your soul

Heléna Thomson, AKA Heléna Star, is a true selector, with a passion for music that comes from the heart and nourishes the soul. It was...

Get To Know: Regularfantasy

Get acquainted with Regularfantasy, the Montreal-based artist producing addictive house music with a pop sparkle

From the outside, it would seem that Olivia Meek, the artist known to DIY dance and pop music aficionados as Regularfantasy, had a more productive...

Get To Know: BRUX

Get acquainted with BRUX, the Sydney-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer with a taste for chaos, and noisy, energetic dance music

“I struggle with this,” admits the DJ and producer Elizabeth Maniscalco when asked how she describes the music she makes as BRUX. “It brings me...

Get To Know: Charisse C

Get acquainted with Charisse C, the Southern Africa-born, UK-raised DJ embracing amapiano's unifying power

Southern Africa-born and UK-raised, Charisse C has been collecting the old and new sounds of her Zimbabwean and South African heritage for a while now...

Get To Know: TIBASKO

Get acquainted with TIBASKO, the fast-rising UK duo producing festival-ready dance anthems tipped by Pete Tong, Jon Hopkins and more

If ever there was a name suited to 2022’s summer of record temperatures it’s TIBASKO, aka Hertfordshire-based duo Ken Petalcorin and Andy Bowden. Hailing from...

Get To Know: Elle Shimada

Get acquainted with Elle Shimada, the Tokyo-born, Melbourne-based artist exploring the meaning of home with luminous electronic beats and shimmering vocals

For Elle Shimada, the concept of home is ever-changing; it is the current which flows through her debut album, ‘Home ≠ Location’, released on Australian...

Get To Know: Salamanda

Get acquainted with Salamanda, the Seoul duo whose new album for Human Pitch is a dreamworld built from ambient soundscapes and minimal beats

It’s fitting that the title of Salamanda’s new album, ‘ashbalkum’, derives from a Korean phrase for the realisation that ‘reality’ is in fact a dream...

Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

AV

Get to know AV, the London UK drill producer who has had a milestone year, making music for artists including Digga D and LD

“Never!” AV beams when asked if he ever expected he would work on a No.1 album. It’s just a matter of days since Digga D’s...

Iceboy Violet press shot

Get acquainted with Iceboy Violet, the Manchester-based artist infusing their take on hip-hop with emotional realness

“I was really into J Dilla and Madlib — like, really, really into them,” says Iceboy Violet. “I want to make something as special as...

Luxe press shot in an American Football jersey

Get acquainted with Luxe, the London-based DJ/producer exploring the hybridity of club music to develop her own sound

Wielding slippery garage grooves, ruffneck breaks and the endless horizon of a good trance pad is tough to pull off in one set, let alone...

Get To Know: Namesbliss

Get acquainted with Namesbliss, the Kliburn, London MC whose skill, authenticity and storytelling shines in his grime, drill and garage-inspired tracks

“I’m all for social commentary. We need to talk about the realities of what’s happening on the roads. But there’s a fine line between that...

Grey Code

Get acquainted with Grey Code, the Metalheadz affiliated, London-based producer synthesizing new styles of drum & bass

In just over half a decade of releasing music, Grey Code has racked up an impressive catalogue. The UK producer has credits for the likes...

SANSIBAR

Get acquainted with Sansibar, the Helsinki producer fusing vintage rave euphoria with a futuristic edge

“I don’t like this idea of only being able to play one thing or being puritanical to a sound or scene,” says Sunny Seppä, aka...

DJ Couza

Get to know Bloemfontein, South Africa's DJ Couza, the DJ and producer fusing deep house with indigenous African sounds

We’ve said it many times in these pages, but it bears repeating — some of the most soul-stirring house music around is coming out of...

Dar Disku

Get acquainted with Dar Disku, the London and Bahrain-based collective and label refashioning buried disco gems of the Middle East and North Africa

No one does disco quite like Dar Disku and their secret, it appears, is in the dig. From the souqs of Turkey to the bargain...

Get acquainted with Akiko Haruna, the Brighton artist who's searching for connections through filmic sound design, pop and hardcore fusions

Get To Know: Shaun J. Wright

Get acquainted with Shaun J.Wright, the Chicago-born DJ, dancer, producer and vocalist who lives and breathes house music

Get acquainted with Maara, the Montréal artist producing techno, electro and downtempo with a tripped-out trance twist