A captivating session with heavy UK influence spanning across bass, pop, experimental, drill and more from Leeds-based DJ and dancer, marjai.
This might be marjai’s first mix for a blog but over the last few years, he has been immersing himself in the local scene and beyond.
Hosting an ecclectic residency on Sable Radio for the last year, spinning out club and dancehall to dub and noise rock, marjai has since gone on to co-found newly launched radio platform NARR with a crew of “S’leeds’ loveliest wrong’uns”. The station aims to create more space for experimental sounds and marginalised scenes, and also features spoken format shows exploring themes such as hauntology, Indian cinema and sex positivity.
During normal life, you could find marjai behind the decks at the famed local listening bar Outlaws Yacht Club, or repping House of Flava – a QTIPoC kiki house – in the North’s flourishing vogue ballroom scene.
“This mix is a lil love letter to myself, hitting all the feels, but with a heavy undertone of smut. 2 parts ruffage to 1 part emo. I like serving vocal edits with pirate radio ruggedness it seems, though this mix has plenty of delicate and cutesy blending *moments* too. Please enjoy╭(◔ ◡ ◔)/
ANGEL-HO – HOWLING MOTORBIKES, AALIYAH REMIX
Coby Sey – Active (Peak)
ENDGAME – Barbed Heart ft. Yayoyanoh
Miss Jay – Vocal Experimentation (Odete Remix)
Shygirl – BB
LSDXOXO – Fuck Me, Faye Valentine (Intro)
BFTT – Lokt
Hibotep – Late Bloomer
Nahi Mitti –  claim123 twigsXklein
Slikback – TRAK4
Ciara – Like a Boy
FVBIO – U6
Stolen Velour – Nia
Bored Lord – Bouncer New Guineu
Smerz – Oh my my
Yaera – Elavoko 1
The 83rd – I Dont Fuck W Rats Club Edit (Ghetto Vanessa, HenyEnvy, Vybz Kartel)
Doss – Look
Amazondotcom & Siete Catorce – Shells
AceMoMA – Mycelium Dance
Slikback – OX
Flohio – With Ease (feat. Kasien)
FKA twigs – Hours
Ikonika – Oxytocin
Blackhaine – Black Lights on the M6
TeeZandos – Need Focus