LAFAWNDAH (UK) (UK)

Following her captivating self-titled Tan EPs in 2014, Lafawndah has established a reputation for boundary-smashing and pigeonhole-defying creativity. Influences on her debut album Ancestor Boy, released in March, stem from her peripatetic life as a global citizen. Her music is a bracing statement of intent, drawing from a personalised map of influence while resisting both categorisation and easy analysis. Underpinning it all are dramatic and powerful beats, drawing the club, composition, and popular song into thrillingly unresolved, ultramodern erotics.