After lighting up stages at Glastonbury, BBC Introducing and BBC 1Xtra, hip-hop and grime act Lost Souljah is one to watch in urban music. She has collaborated with UK garage legend Sunship and UK grime artist MC Saskilla, and features on Angel Haze's single ‘Battle Cry’, featuring Sia. This unapologetic artist performs new tracks from her forthcoming release.
Sharnita K Athwal (Shaanti)
Sharnita K Athwal is a DJ, producer and curator of the Female Takeover. She started DJing in 2009 on digital radio shows in Germany, the UK and India, and has played for Carl Cox and MC Magika, founder of the Drum and Bass Awards. Having first released her remix on Swami’s EP Do It Again, Athwal continues to present the UK events Brunch’in and Hip Hop, the UK Garage Colour Powder Festival and the Holi Rave Festival.
London-based DJ Kookie holds down regular residencies at the famous Rum Kitchen and BBC Asian Network, so it’s no surprise that her name is synonymous with credibility.
Part of Shaanti’s Female Takeover
Birmingham-based Shaanti collective have been pioneering British Asian music since 1999. For Alchemy 2018, they curate a day of live shows, workshops and exclusive performances recognising the women changing the sound and soul of British Asian music. Shaanti promote gender equality, inclusion and opportunities for women working in music.
Throughout the day, see phenomenal artists working across different genres, including spoken word, electronica and indie rock.