Influences: Y U QT

UKG newcomers Y U QT were first picked up by scene legend Riz La Teef as the artists to launch his new label South London Press with a limited 300 vinyl press, in true fashion. Selling out in a matter of days, the Leicester duo’s ‘U BELONG 2 ME’ was followed up with a digital

Influences: Rose Bonica

South African artist Rose Bonica has become known her enchanting, otherworldly productions that push the boundaries of what dance music could be. Taking you outside the world which you call your own, Rose founded the record label Roses Are Red for her and her friend’s experimental music. Supported by the likes of Violet and Machine

Influences: BLACK FORCES

BLACK FORCES is the new alias from Atlanta-based DJ and producer EVK95, created as an outlet for greater self-expression through Black dance music after several years solely behind the boards. Launching with a self-titled EP on 2MR, the EP showcases the depth of the project as BLACK FORCES takes the mic for the first time

Influences: Ouai Stéphane

Ouai Stéphane’s has a silly sensibility to his production process, building his projects on the unconventional sounds of DIY instruments and controllers that include everyday objects such as a clock, drying rack and scales. He delivers the simple message: anyone can make music from anything. His training comes from his masters in ‘Music and Media

Influences: Azu Tiwaline

We first featured Azu Tiwaline on the site a couple of weeks ago, premiering ‘Air Element’ from the brilliant two-part album release ‘Draw Me In Silence’. We put under a spell of the Tunisian artist’s hypnotic dub and percussive-influenced productions, as she takes inspiration from the mystical land of Tunisia’s Sahara desert. The album was

Influences: Low End Activist

At the tail end of last year, Low End Activist made his return to production with his debut EP ‘Low End Activism’ on Sneaker Social Club. Before that, he had only released a single featuring grime MC Trim on the Bobby Donny imprint under this alias. This is not counting his releases under his many

Influences: MagicFX

A topic of conversation lately has been how isolation has changed our listening habits and how we’re moving towards music that uplifts and comforts us in times of extreme stress. And MagicFX’s debut release ‘Clarity’ does just that. It’s colourful, shimmering and bubbly, a wonderful first release from the London-based sound engineer, produced and trained

Influences: Significant Other

Brooklyn-based artist Significant Other made his debut on SP:EC in June 2018 and since then his release schedule has been sporadic. The follow-up record was released late last year on Well Street Records and now he makes his welcomed return on Oscilla Sound with ‘Club Aura’ EP. Having been instantly drawn to his murky and

Influences: Valentina

Having worked with the likes of Kano, Lil Silva and Joe Goddard, most notably on the acclaimed single ‘Gabriel’, London-based songstress Valentina has made a welcomed return with her first solo record since 2013, ‘You Know Where My Happiness Went’,  out on the 1st April. With the titled track delivered last month, today marks the release

Influences: Alfredo92

There’s been a lot of quality artists coming out of Denmark in the last five years or so and Alfredo92 is one of them. First coming to our attention last year with a split release alongside fellow Danish artist Kasper Marott, he returns with the welcomed ‘Helfand’ EP. Landing on Axces Records, the label he