The Oakland-based musician experienced a meteoric rise post-lockdown thanks to the sample-heavy pop edits she released while clubs were closed. Now, she trims the irony on an album that earnestly explores love.
In the years since Bassiani put the Georgian capital on the map, the scene has mushroomed—some say at the expense of political zeal. But as of 2020, one club has been putting the emphasis back on community while championing fresh sounds and the next generation.
The listening culture of the Japanese jazz kissa, earthy cocktails and carpeted floors come together to form this tranquil space. It's the antithesis of Berlin clubbing, and that's what brings the electronic scene flocking.
As an elder statesman of UK dance music, Goldie's influence extends far beyond the world of jungle and drum & bass. 30 years on from cofounding his iconic Metalheadz label, his passion for all things music and art is yet to falter.