Palmistry on how his father’s death inspired ‘Afterlife’ and working with SOPHIE on Rihanna material
Right now it feels like we’re going through a particularly fruitful period for UK music, and it’s something we had confirmation of this week when Kadiata compiled this list of the best British artists who aren’t playing copycat.
Elsewhere on Dummy this week, we premiered great new music from Ishmael Ensemble, Epic B x Lady Ice and a video from Swimful shot in Shanghai’s now-defunct Shelter club. Chippy Nonstop supplied this insane mix of jungle Bollywood flips, Locked Groove talked us through his excellent ‘Sunset Service’ album on Scuba’s Hotflush, Heartless Crew shared their favourite UKG cuts with us, and we spoke to Jelani Blackman about how gassed he is at all the music he has coming out.
We also chatted to reigning techno queen Volvox about the biggest monster cuts in her record bag, as well as Amy Becker ahead of her Acrylic live A/V show on the electronic artists with the best visuals. Plus we found out about a brand new London night pushing South Asian artists, and listened to DVS1 drop some interesting insight into the current global festival scene, and why he might not be playing any in the future…
Listen to the playlist in full – topped by Holly Herndon’s gorgeous ‘Eternal’ – below (and don’t forget to subscribe).
And if you listen to only one thing this week, make it this.