For Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-based artist SHYBOI, music is a tool to be used to question preconceived ideas of identity, power and history. Tapping into electronic music’s revolutionary past, she plays intense, driving sets that take in electro, breaks, Belgian rave classics, ghetto house, Jersey club, and even splashes of dancehall and soca, if the moment’s right. It’s a quintessentially Brooklyn style, rooted in both Caribbean soundsystem culture and American warehouse raves. Her debut release Rave Down Babylon perfectly summarises her approach - think DJ Stingray playing a Labor Day block party. If you miss the days when techno still felt and sounded revolutionary, don’t miss this one.
Revolutionary rave soundtracks