Get To Know: Amaliah

Known for her eclectic and energetic mixes, London-based DJ and producer Amaliah is swiftly cementing herself as a core member of the city’s electronic music scene. The artist now focuses her attention on expanding her radio show and event series Borne Fruits into a record label, with the debut self-release Borne Fruits 001  containing two contagious club tools that touch on the darker side of dance music.

We caught up with Amaliah for a rapid fire Q+A to find out more about her and the release – check it below.

Can you introduce yourself to B.A.D. readers?
Hi! I’m Amaliah, a DJ and producer from London and I also run events under my collective/now label ‘Borne Fruits’. I play a mixture of UK Club music including house, techno, UKG, breaks, acid and everything in between.

You’ve recently expanded your radio show and party series Borne Fruits into a label – can you tell us about this?
So I always envisioned Borne Fruits becoming a label at some point but was quite scared and nervous to do so as the process seemed quite daunting. However now I’m at a point in my career where the next step feels ready to take and it’s been such an exciting thing to embark on! My Balamii show with BF has flourished with amazing guests I’ve had on and the parties were sort of a precursor to what’s now happened and here we are! It all feels very natural and lovely to be starting the next chapter.

What’s your vision for the label and the future of Borne Fruits as a whole?
My vision for the label is the same as the parties – celebrating emerging talent amongst the local London scene. I’m hoping to start a compilation series alongside my own productions and then later move onto dedicated releases for new artists both on digi and vinyl.

Can you tell us about the tracks on your debut EP?
The tracks on my EP were really inspired by clubs, as this is my favourite space to be in. I wanted to make two club tools that I could imagine getting lost in whilst dancing in a dark, loud, thumping space. Both are quite different in their sound – ‘Euphorique’ is lighter whereas ‘Won’t Stop’ is darker and more intricate – but both have bass heavy hooks with fluttering percussion around them as this is the sound I really love listening to, playing out and dancing to.

Why was self-releasing important for you with this EP?
I was going back and forth with deliberating on whether to do an external release or not, but since these are my first productions, I wanted the process to feel more personal and close to home. It also seemed like the perfect chance to start BF as a label so I just went for it! The response has been so lovely and overwhelming and it just adds to the personal element of self-releasing even more and hopefully will encourage others to do the same.

Where can people catch you over the coming months and what do you have coming up?
So I’ll be in and out of The Cause a fair amount because of my residency there. My next gig there is with Keep Hush on November 5th. I’ll also be playing at Corsica for the first time which I’m super excited about! This will be on November 12th for Rhythm Section’s 10th Birthday. I’ll be in Berlin very soon for something exciting which I can’t reveal just yet but all info will come soon 🙂 And NYE/NYD/Jan 2nd is looking big so keep an eye out for some announcements over the next month.

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