Emily Dust

UK Bass | Afro House | Baile Funk | Gqom

Emily Dust landscape

A DJ, curator and broadcaster with an eye on global club trends and emerging sounds, Emily Dust is a regular on the BBC World Service, where she produced and hosted a documentary on the South African sounds of gqom, as well as several pieces for Cultural Frontline. With such an obvious knack for creating a strong narrative, it’s not surprising that Emily approaches her DJ sets in a similar fashion, expertly weaving through the threads that bring these disparate sounds together. Dancehall, Brazilian baile funk, Angolan kuduro and South African gqom are all in the mix, kept together with the bass-heavy sounds of her native UK. It’s this considered ear that means she can play in so many settings and time slots, going back-to-back with UK funky legend Roska at Boomtown, playing the Tate Modern, a beach in Ghana, warming up for Octavian at Roskilde, playing in a car wash in Durban, an abandoned slaughter house in Belgrade, Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival, at the legendary Fusion festival or showcasing her „Juntos“ project in Rio De Janeiro. Her own shows can be found on Soho Radio and Worldwide FM where she’s done deep explorations of some of the world’s most exciting musical scenes, and brought through new talent such as Rudeboyz, Badsista and Bryte, or more established names like Scratcha DVA and Kojey Radical. She’s played on 1Xtra, KissFresh and Australian station Triple J. 2019 has seen her launch her latest club night, Baile LDN, and become the WOMEX Club Summit curator, the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene. She’s also bringing back Juntos, her collaborative EP series that brings together artists from the UK and Brazil, first launched in 2016 to coincide with the Rio Olympics, with her label set to launch soon.

Origin: UK | Territory: non exclusive EU

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