Sónar by Day - SonarXS
Henrietta Smith-Rolla’s artist name is as deliberate as everything else about this young pioneering artist. Born in the UK with family from Ghana, Russia and Germany, this background has informed the mix of influences in her richly textured electronica. Her singularity of vision and purpose as expressed in debut LP “Break Before Make” has found a home on the similarly groundbreaking Manchester label Skam (Gescom, Boards of Canada), and support from like minded peers such as Marie Davidson, who she has remixed. Both her NTS radio show, and her inclusion on the latest NON compilation (a platform for African artists working in electronica and noise, led by Chino Amobi) have pushed her to a wider audience in the last year; all of which only makes us more excited for her Sónar debut at the SonarXS stage this year.