NTS has opened applications for its 2020 artist development programme, Work In Progress.
The online radio giant, which currently operates out of London and Manchester, has secured funding from a number of partners including Arts Council England and Carhartt WIP, to run the project. The aim is to help six artists of different backgrounds and musical styles take the next step in their careers.
Berlin-based Jamiie might be something of a late starter when it comes to her DJ career, but she was surrounded by music from an early age. Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, she danced to Afrobeat greats
Over the years, S Ruston has cemented herself in a multitude of scenes from Bristol to Berlin; from her days in booty bass crew Octopussy, to releasing 140bpm records on her label One4Ho under the alias Ghettozoid, to more recent years honing her sound as resident for the femme-forward sex party Lecken.
Berlin’s Wilted Woman has released an incredible 10 albums since 2014, almost all landing on obscure cassette-only labels like Wicked City, Primitive Languages and birdFriend. Though it was arguably her lauded ‘Diary Of A Woman’ EP that first launched her into the spotlight.
Dancing and electronic music are inseparable. For South London-based producer and DJ, GiGi FM, dance and music are “the same, the senses are linked — it’s all linked”. Having studied dance in New York, her time in the world of professional dance was temporary before a move to London, where she found herself “selling fragrances to rich people”.
Brooklyn-based producer iX (pronounced ‘icks’) transports listeners to another dimension with his psychedelic down-tempo soundscapes, which feature traditional folk influences alongside trip-hop elements. The anomalous song structure of his original productions, as heard on his 2018 EP ‘About Thyme’, demonstrates his unique approach to experimental bass music.
Dscovered by Calvin Harris and supported by the big dogs Diplo and Skrillex, Tyson O’Brien is the very opposite of what his moniker suggests. The Australian producer and DJ known as Generik is no stranger to the Las Vegas scene, where he currently holds residencies at several Hakkasan nightclubs.