Playlist: Just Joined Winter 2018

Get to know some of the ace music-makers who have joined PRS for Music over the last few months, including classical ace Blasio Kavuma, Scottish shoegazers Yakima and Polish techno producer Zamilska (pictured)…

Blasio Kavuma
Blasio Kavuma is a London-based composer, arranger and curator flexing his creative muscle across the film, visual and performance art worlds.

He explores the links between contemporary classical music, gospel and physical movement to bring new contexts and audiences to his soundworld.

Blasio is particularly drawn to the primal connection between music and dance, and experiments with the devotional and communal aspects of both via the African aural tradition.

Since receiving an MA from Bristol University under the tutelage of Michael Ellison, he’s written for ensembles and soloists across the UK and beyond. Recent highlights include a collaboration with Voice(ed) in Chicago to commission black composers influenced by the issues facing their communities. Blasio is also a member of Sound and Music’s Pathways composer series.

Zamilska
Natalia Zamilska is a Polish techno producer blurring the boundaries between noise, electronica and global sounds. Her rough and dirty productions are defined by their grinding industrial rhythms and vibrating basslines, while samples from far-flung corners spin the claustrophobia right on its head.

Since her music first soundtracked a 2014 catwalk show by Christian Dior, she’s released her debut album Undone, performed at electronic music festivals across Europe and won love from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Iggy Pop, Mary Anne Hobbs and Tom Ravenscroft.

Nine Inch Nails have also pledged their support, tipping Zamilska in an official Spotify playlist. She’s recently stepped into the gaming world too, lending her uncompromising sound to Ruiner, an action shooter created in the spirit of cult cyberpunk anime and game classics.

ALSO…

Yakima
Shimmering Scottish shoegazers fresh off their first UK tour

KYAMI
New York-born, Liverpool-based alt-R&B talent tipped by LIMF Academy

Ben Comeau
London-based composer straddling new classical and esoteric jazz

Tim Parker
Regular NTS Radio selector and fast-rising beat-maker

The KVB
Audiovisual two-piece fusing post-punk with trippedout electronics

Kanine
Drum and bass firebrand bringing new shapes to the scene

TONICA
Brooding electro-pop duo from Manchester who aren’t afraid to wield a hook

This article features in the December print edition of M magazine