South London party starter Lil C joins us for August’s B.A.D. Picks. Known for her versatile and high energy selections that span Afrobeats, Reggaeton, UK Rap, R&B and more, Lil C expertly captures the sound and joy of music from the transatlantic diaspora.
As co-founder of London-based collective Prestige Pak and closely linked with BBZ, gal-dem, XL Recordings and NTS, Lil C is one of London’s most exciting selectors with a firm grasp of the freshest sounds in the city.
We’re in her trusted hands for this months picks – check them out below.
Alewya – Spirit_X
No words can truly express how much I admire, respect and adore Alewya and the work she creates.
A genuine one of a kind artist who has just started to unleash the galvanising ENERGY that we all need. I came across Alewya’s music a few years ago but since then her sound has transformed and grown into something on a different level – I’m always so exited to hear what else she is going to release and I never know what to expect.
HITMAKERCHINX – FDM fenty
Everything Hitmakerchinx puts out is destined to duppy dancefloors. Hitmakerchinx and fellow producer Epic B are the pioneering forces behind the FDM sound (FDM = FLEX DANCE MUSUC) a genre that they created for their crew to dance to. Hitmakerchinx is not only a talented producer but also an incredible dancer, and from its inception the music he makes is devised for dancing. The latest release ‘FDM Fenty’ are reworks of Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ and ‘Wild Thoughts’, perfect tracks to drop at any party.
Wu-Lu – Times
Repping South LDN, Wu-Lu has been lending his skills as a producer and incredibly talented player for so many people over the years. A deeply respected and integral fixture in the live music scenes in LDN it feels like this is his time to shine. ‘Times’ is hands down one of the best tracks I’ve heard this year – the energy of Wu-Lu’s vocal and all the musicians playing live captures something that’s raw and real.
Karen Nyame KG – Koko ft Mista Silva
I’m always looking forward to anything KG released and the entire ‘Sensei II’ EP has been one of my favourite projects released this year. ‘Koko’ ft Mista Silva has been a particular stand out – it feels like the perfect blend of elements from UK Funky & Amapiano. I think I can confidently say I’ve run that track in every set I’ve played so far this summer and will keep on spinning it. Over the years KG has become best known for her work as an incredible producer, but throughout the ‘Sensei II’ ep you can hear her showcasing her silky smooth vocals alongside her talents in production.
Shy One – Bammy
Shy One is not only one of the greatest selectors of our time (not an opinion – just a certified fact) she’s also a wildly innovative producer who has been crafting beats for over a decade (many of which have only just been allowed to see the light of day). Shy One was immersed in the pirate radio scene from when she was just a likkle yout & you can hear the undeniable influence of underground music that was being blasted on pirate radio stations across London in her production. The newest track she has decided to offer up for our ear drums ‘Bammy’ is simultaneously bubbly and filthy.