Toronto’s Peach is most frequently found on the internet radio waves and in various raves. Now based in London, where she hosts her monthly NTS Radio show, you can find her on line-ups with artists such as Pearson Sound, Call Super, and Saoirse, or bouncing around the dancefloor. Her sets are creative, coherently traversing several genres. She deftly constructs elevating narratives with energy, dynamism, and passion. This vibrancy is captured on her debut track, “Silky”, a fast-paced, melodic cut that was released on Intergraded-a new imprint for emerging artists launched by Midland, as well as on her most recent release “Galaxy Girl” on Shanti Celeste and Gramrcy’s labelPeach Discs.
Gabrielle Kwarteng’s journey so far is one of passion, dedication, and the occasional strike of fate. Born and raised in New York, Kwarteng’s name has recently risen in prominence throughout a challenging time for dance music and club culture. ADJ, radio host and curator, her sets have recently enchanted Panorama Barin Berlin( four times in less than twelve months, no less), equally vital club spaces such as NYC’s Nowadays and Manchester’s own White Hotel, as well as a span of festivals including Love International, Glastonbury, Melt and Dekmantel Selectors. Listening to Kwarteng, whether in a cavernous rave hall, as a wheat-soaked underground club, or making intimate selections on the radio, is an experience that feels at once familiar but always energizing. Kwarteng’s diverse taste and open-mindedness lead first, allowing her to fluidly slip through a mix of heady 80s and 90s NY house, disco interpretations that traverse diaspora and eras, percussive passages alongside boldly broken beats and, as the lights get lower, undeniable acid undercurrent. In an era of everything at once, Kwarteng weaves stories for the dance floor that often look to the past, but always focus on possible futures.