Next Up with Barely Legal

 

Refusing to stick to one genre, record label owner Barely Legal has carved her own lane within the darker spectrum of the club scene. Playing everything from grime to techno to dnb (including a shutdown set on our Leeds stage in 2018) - she’s the perfect candidate to pick 5 up and coming artists that she believes are set to make noise.

 

Check out her choices below, and for more click here for B Live's selections.

NIKKI NAIR

"Nikki is an absolute g! I DM’d him after I heard a forthcoming EP he had coming out in my promo’s and got him to send me some unreleased bits. We then did the latest release together for my label, Pretty Weird.

 

He’s from Tennesse which I find mental because there’s so many UK parallels in his production and I was lucky enough to catch him when he was in London in February and have him play at my Pretty Weird party at Ministry of Sound – he’s lush. He doesn’t have really one distinct sound which I rate but has a very personal sound and his production levels are unreal. Nikki will be taking over soon, I know it."

 

ZEKI 808

 

"This boy is my boy from day and this is his new alias. He's just released a banging EP on one of my favourite labels Ilian Tape and you can hear elements of everything in his music.. techno, grime, electro merge."

PUGILIST

 

"A producer from Melbourne who’s sound is pretty multi-genre.. my fave! I really like his sound he’s deffo worth checking out – dark and bassy."

CESCO

 

"Found this guy's music through Alix Perez’s 1985 label. He’s hard – good drum and bass :)"

KLIPPEE 

 

"Klippee’s latest release was three hard hitting drum and bass tracks on Critical which all banged. He definitely

 has a sick, dark sound which I’m looking forward to hearing more of in the near future."