Get To Know The 2020 Artists

Leo Pol (live) In The LAB LDN

One of the most exciting live acts in dance music debuts in The Lab LDN.

The French artist blew us away late last year which his set we captured at Electronic Subculture x W Paris, and he’s continued to rise in our estimations through 2019 to stand as one of the most exciting live acts in dance music. Denis Sulta agrees, calling the former Concrete resident “the next big thing in European dance music” ahead of the Sulta Selects show they play together at Printworks London this weekend.

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Kampire

The feminist DJs in Uganda taking back the night.

At a party in a private home in central Kampala, there was a moment early in the evening when the rose-lit room felt like a feminist utopia -- a rarity in Uganda.
Women drank hibiscus cocktails and danced happily with each other as a female DJ played a set.
"We're telling women that this space is for you, kind of turning the idea of ladies night on its head," Kampire Bahana (DJ Kampire), known for her all-African, bass heavy music, told CNN.

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Justin Martin

Reflects on 15 years of Dirtybird BBQs

Justin Martin, widely known as one of the nicer guys in the dance music scene, turned 40 on April 20. It's hard to believe for someone who led a lively group jog at 7 am after a long night of partying at October's Dirtybird Campout, the bicoastal music festival put on by Martin's Dirtybird Records.

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Claude Von Stroke

What's in your bag?

Barclay Crenshaw, known to the world as Claude VonStroke, is an ultimate multihyphenate in the world of dance music. Not only does this illustrious house and tech house artist tour and DJ under the VonStroke name, he also tours with fellow artist Green Velvet under the alias Get Real. In fact, the two are on tour this December.

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BEN UFO AND SHERELLE

RA staff select some of the year's best mixes.

First Wave artists Ben UFO and SHERELLE both made it into Resident Advisor's Best Mixes of 2019 list. In this golden age of online mixes, have we arrived at the optimal format for the DJ? Free to make, free to release, free to consume, no rules or suggestions about what to play, just you and your ideas and a blank digital canvas. 

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SHERELLE

RP Boo & Sherelle discuss the power of footwork

Footwork is one of this decade’s dance music success stories. Born in Chicago, this fast, propulsive genre evolved out of the city’s ghetto house and juke scenes and, running at a swift 160bpm, was originally designed to soundtrack spectacular dance battles and uplifting community street parties.

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