Some of the most exciting new developments in Berlin are happening outside of the conventional techno scene. The rapid ascent of Kikelomo, a DJ we profiled earlier this year, is one such development. Affiliated with the No Shade crew and Cashmere Radio, her sets have reinvigorated local dance floors with an accelerated mixture of UK sounds: grime, garage, UK funky and hip-hop.
Get a feel for her vibe by listening to her new mix for Leisure System, a Berlin-based label and party series known for its Friday night experimental events at Berghain. In describing the mix, Kikelomo said that she “just wanted it to be a dedication to the black femme experience.”