Miami’s electronic music underground is bubbling. It’s not the first time that the city’s been an epicentre of creative club music — there was the...
Jonny From Space’s percussion-fuelled and psychedelically hazy take on electronic music has made him a core figure in Miami’s percolating underground. Alongside a roasting hot Recognise mix, Bruce Tantum catches up with the ascendent artist about the DIY spirit and sense of community in the city's scene, and the evolution of his sound
Los Angeles DJ and producer Introspekt is one of the most essential and versatile artists in the modern garage scene. Alongside a blazing Recognise mix, she speaks to Oli Warwick about the sound’s queer roots, her come up in LA, and the importance of community
As Malibu, the French DJ and producer Barbara Braccini writes diaristic ambient music with a distinct sense of melancholy. As dj lostboi, she’s more playful, repurposing pop anthems into ethereal epics. Alongside a blissful Recognise mix evoking the vibe of “long summer nights”, she chats to Heléna Stanton about these projects, field recordings, the influence of vaporwave, film scores and trance on her sound, and her monthly NTS show, United In Flames
Rising Chilean DJ/producer Paula Tape has made her name releasing irresistible, synth-drenched house tracks on quality labels including Rhythm Section and Permanent Vacation, while her Hola Mundo party holds residencies in London, Paris and her adopted home of Milan. Here, alongside a stomping Recognise mix, she speaks to Ria Hylton about her focus on production, crate-digging, and making a radio show for her plants
Nooriyah is a DJ and musical archivist who’s changing the narrative around music from the South-West Asian and North African (SWANA) region, highlighting its global influence and embedding it in her genre-jumping club sets, radio shows and socials. Alongside her party-starting Recognise mix, she speaks to Ria Hylton about her journey so far, keeping it high-energy, and encouraging others to pursue their passion
A fixture in Poland’s underground club scene, DJ, producer, vocalist and graphic designer Avtomat brings an anarchic industrial edge to their wildly varied and intricate DJ sets. Alongside a blazing mix for the Recognise series, Ben Murphy talks to him about activism, Polish folk music and playing Berghain
DJ and broadcaster Manara has dazzled dancefloors and airwaves with her upbeat demeanour and electrifying blends of club cuts, pop tracks, and South Asian sounds. Alongside a party-starting mix, she speaks to Aneesa Ahmed about her varied musical upbringing, her Pure Spice show on BBC Asian Network, and taking inspiration from Mariah Carey, memes and more
Part of New York’s thriving underground and the cross-States Juke Bounce Werk crew, DJ SWISHA has established himself as an essential producer and DJ covering footwork, house, jungle and more. Alongside a high-energy mix joining the dots between Jersey and Baltimore club music and techno, he speaks to Tice Cin about friendship, club culture and his mysterious former alias
Mandidextrous electrified the drum & bass scene in 2022 with their turbo-charged speed bass sound, but their story as a pioneering producer and queer figurehead goes back much further. Alongside a thrilling mix for the Recognise series, they speak to Ben Hindle about finding a home in the free party scene, being an EQ50 mentee, and working hard while having fun
Italy-based, Australia-born DJ and producer Nite Fleit has made her name with tough-as-nails electro, but her recently-released debut album reveals a more emotional side. Alongside a storming mix for the Recognise series, she speaks to Claire Francis about her formative years in Melbourne, her natural flair for DJing, and how making music helps with her ADHD
Chicago footwork artist Heavee steps up for the Recognise mix series, and speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about following in the footsteps of their mentor DJ Rashad by releasing an EP on Hyperdub, and how cartoons and video games helped lead him to a life in electronic music
Fever AM co-founder Rhyw steps up for the Recognise mix series, and chats to Eoin Murray about his forthcoming release, his childhood obsession with The Prodigy and the all-important element of surprise in his hallucinatory club music
Two decades since they realised their destinies lay in music and DJing, NYC-based twins, Analog Soul, demonstrate their expansive and funk-filled sound for the Recognise mix series, and share their journey with Ria Hylton
Global club beats, queer femme energy and Pacific Island identity come together in Lady Shaka’s joyful Recognise mix. Ahead of her appearance at Sónar Festival this month, the DJ and interdisciplinary artist speaks to Anna Cafolla about building connections around the world, uplifting her communities, and her Pasifika club sound
Panorama Bar’s newest resident, Augsburg's Sedef Adasi, balances blissed-out house with rave-ready acid, trance and electro in her Recognise mix, and tells Sophie McNulty about her route into DJing, fostering a sense of togetherness through music, and why she's not moving to Berlin
Ploy demonstrates his percussive, pulse-racing and sub-bass-shaking sound for the Recognise mix series, and speaks to Katie Thomas about gradually finding his groove on imprints like L.I.E.S, Hessle Audio and Timedance, and his new label and party, Deaf Test
As likely to play South African hip-hop as she is Congolese rumba, Egyptian jazz or Brazilian boogie, Gauteng-born, Manchester-based SNO is spreading the word about music often overlooked by the Western industry. Alongside her genre-spanning Recognise mix, she speaks to Kamila Rymajdo about familial influence, her chance start in DJing and sharing the music she loves
On her new album for Modern Love, Mexican-American producer, DJ and audio engineer Delia Beatriz, aka Debit, combines ancient Mayan wind instruments with machine learning. Ahead of its release, she records a “pre-hispanic to post/transhispanic ambient mix” for the Recognise series, and speaks to Eoin Murray about DJing for Azaelia Banks, her desire to contribute to the canon of electronic music, and making ambient music that goes beyond “beautiful”
aya has dazzled the UK underground with her experimental club productions and genre-hopping DJ sets, which she demonstrates in her exhilarating “at the end of...
With sizzling electro, crunching breakbreats, frenzied footwork and much more in between, Nikki Nair records a jaw dropping productions mix for the Recognise series, and...