On tonight's show: Le Junk, Baba Ali and NOPRISM
Le Junk @lejunkk
Surfacing amidst the mayhem of 2020, multi-instrumentalist Le Junk is a solo artist from London making infectious alternative-pop through a glitzy mishmash of indie electronica and sleazy disco rock. His debut single ‘Rich Romance’ and a recent musical collaboration with Primitive Ignorant have seen his genre-bending sound praised by the likes of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and John Kennedy on Radio X, and tipped by key press outlets including Wonderland, Earmilk and Electronic Sound.
Baba Ali @babaxli
Baba Ali began in 2017 and the music traces a lifetime of influences from 80s synth-funk, to New York No Wave, to Berlin’s underground club scene and finally the experimental punk spirit of Baba Ali’s current base in London. Baba Ali’s latest release “Black Wagon” is the pulsating first single taken off the upcoming debut album “Memory Device” produced and recorded with Al Doyle (LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip) in East London. The 10-song project is both a dizzyingly inventive exploration of Baba Ali’s complex musical DNA, and a thought-provoking treatise on the collective angst of modern existence; a dance record dealing in small ‘p’ politics that, spiritually, has been long in the making.
Taking in the sounds of Talking Heads with the 70s New York disco scene via Justice and Ed Banger records, Carpenter Brut and Todd Terje, NOPRISM makes pop music from various rooms in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Throw in the likes of Gramme, !!! and The Rapture too and you get the idea. Previous single 'Pantherbeat' had Radio 1's Jack Saunders lavishing the praise, whilst previous release 'Happiness' gained some notable achievements, featuring on E4 show 'Made in Chelsea' and being championed by Duran Duran's Simon LeBon as "perhaps the best new song ever" on his Wooosh! Radio show.