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Lauren Hansom announces her first London residency!

Lauren Hansom announces her first London residency!

Lauren Hansom launches Mutual Attraction, a new London residency with Five Miles and Stamp The Wax where she picks some of her favourite DJs and musicians for a night of total rhythm inside one of the best sound systems in the capital.

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Pitchfork reviews Eris Drew's first solo EP "Fluids of Emotion"

Pitchfork reviews Eris Drew's first solo EP "Fluids of Emotion"

The veteran DJ’s first solo EP confidently navigates a full spectrum of emotion, imbuing her tracks with a sense of wonder.

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Lauren Hansom joins Jamie Tiller's residency over at NTS

Lauren Hansom joins Jamie Tiller's residency over at NTS

Lauren Hansom joins Tiller over at NTS for an hour of dancefloor packed goodies.

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Danielle's first NTS of the year

Danielle's first NTS of the year

Danielle steps back in the booth for the first time in 2020 for her NTS residency.

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CCL & Nazira are in Mixmag's Top 15 Breakthrough DJs of 2019

CCL & Nazira are in Mixmag's Top 15 Breakthrough DJs of 2019

CCL
"It’s hard to think of a DJ who’s come to wider attention this year with a more distinct style than CCL. Although the Seattle-based DJ’s record bag spans vast BPMs and twisted to weighty styles, the way they masterfully craft disparate sounds into unrelentlingly flowing tapestries is mind-blowing. A tireless DIY organiser in North America who has also been booked across Europe and Asia this year, CCL’s work is elevating communities as well as minds on the dancefloor."

Nazira
"A leading light in Kazakhstan’s nascent electronic scene, Nazira is founder of the Almaty-based ZVUK club night, spearheading an interest in wild and broken club sounds with a Central Asian edge. Bookings at European institutions like Tresor, Berghain, De School, Nitsa, Bassiani and Corsica Studios as well as dates in Australia and India this year prove the wider world is fast turning on to her talents on deck."

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Mixmag selected Eris Drew & Octo Octa as DJs of the year in 2019

Mixmag selected Eris Drew & Octo Octa as DJs of the year in 2019

“Seeing the power of your partner move everybody is really incredible,” Maya Bouldry-Morrison, aka Octo Octa, tells us over Skype. “I never knew anyone who communicated what I felt so deeply in dance music.” She turns to her partner Eris Drew. “You gave me the language I was searching for.”

“When you express that to me…” Eris begins, smiling; “that validation means the world.” The couple (who, in Eris’ words, aim to “create magic in the context of a community dance ritual”) have an outstanding knack for uniting mind, body and spirit on the dancefloor, spreading their message with everything from vocal house to progressive trance to joyous DJ tools. Dancers are encouraged and supported to connect with and honour the truest versions of themselves.

“It’s about freedom,” says Maya. “Not just sexual freedom,” Eris elaborates, “but also expressive freedom, and the freedom to celebrate love.” It’s hard to believe that T4T LUV NRG, their back-to-back party with safer spaces policies and gender neutral bathrooms, which only started at the beginning of 2019, has now blossomed into a series of events and performances all over the world — including at Unsound, Dekmantel, and a particularly charged Boiler Room in Melbourne —that will continue into 2020. In June they launched a label under the same name to release “limited edition alchemical objects,” including Maya’s esteemed album ‘Resonant Body’ and Eris’s ‘Raving Disco Breaks Vol 1’ mixtape, with more to come from old friends, new discoveries, and themselves.

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