Palmistry on how his father’s death inspired ‘Afterlife’ and working with SOPHIE on Rihanna material
Recent news in music, sadly, hasn’t been so great. With the tragic passing of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint aged 49, plus reports flooding the media of abuse allegations about two high profile musicians, there’s luckily been enough great music coming out to distract us.
Over the past week on Dummy, Murlo spoke to us about the graphic novels and non-fiction that inspired his technicolour new album, ‘Dolos’, while we sat down with Ecuadorian producer Nicola Cruz to find out about his love of collaboration and indigenous instruments. Jay Prince told us about the deeper meaning behind his hyper-glossy ‘WONDER’ project, and met the MC aspiring to be the “Kate Bush of grime,” M.I.C, who is far from your typical grime artist.
We previewed the great women-in-music events the week of International Women’s Day had to offer, before Copenhagen-via-Glasgow techno pioneer Solid Blake ran us through her ten favourite tracks by female-identifying and non-binary artists. Then it was a double whammy of mixes, with Jossy Mitsu handing in this rough ‘n’ tough hour of bangers, while femme culture boss Elkka delivered a heavy mix inspired by recent “life-changing raves”. We premiered new music from CasIsDead collaborators LATER, and learned more about about the rich history and discography of Ethio-jazz from Hejira.
Listen to the playlist in full – topped by Skengdo x AM – below.