By Florian Dovillez
We often speak to DJs with many a plate up in the air, but I think it’s safe to say that Throwing Shade wins in the versatility category, with an MPhil in African history from Cambridge, work in human rights law, a Black Belt in Karate as well as being a beyond-talented producer, DJ and NTS Radio host. The latter gig has had her placed on our radar for years now, and we are so thrilled that we’ll finally get to experience her sonic mastery at the latest edition of Homodrop! Promoter Florian Dovillez AKA Cheriii caught up with the London music doyenne to find out what she has in store for us at her upcoming Dalston Superstore debut!
The best club or festival you’ve been in your all life?
Worldwide Festival in the south of France!
Tell us about your NTS show! How did it happen?
I’ve been doing my NTS show for four years now… quite a long time! I like to play loads of different music and field recordings from all around the world. No boundaries.
You are perform live as well, and produce. Any releases coming up soon?
I’m currently in the studio working on my next record which is going to be my debut album…. it’s hard work but it’s fun, and I’m hoping to get it finished in the next few months.
What are your inspirations in your everyday life ?
Just watching London life go by, paying attention to everything around me.
Give us two tracks you are sure you’re going to play at HOMODROP!
What are your favourite tracks at the moment?
At the moment I’m listening to Black Focus, the album by Yussef Kamaal which came out last year, ON REPEAT! The whole record is so incredible.
Catch Throwing Shade at Homodrop on Saturday 1 July from 9pm-4am at Dalston Superstore!