Welcoming rising star Cera Khin (Lazy Tapes/Berlin)
With one foot in Berlin and another in Bristol, Cera Khin’s rise is emblematic of the scene’s collaborative and cross-over instincts. Whilst Khin maintains regular slots on Noods radio and NTS, her primary project is her label, LazyTapes.
The imprint’s debut release, ‘Guided Meditation’, is a genre bending experimental journey into the darker sides of ambient. Further releases followed, with respected ambient-jungle artist Christoph de Babalon compounding LazyTapes’ status as having some of the most forward-thinking approaches to electronic music. The label’s most recent release, and its first 12”, ‘The Screws That Hold The World Together’, comes from Peder Mannerfelt, who manages to distil the essence of LazyTapes into a trio of head-banging, club ready tracks. LazyTapes’ sonic universe draws from all elements of electronic and dance, refracting the familiar into spaced out, anaesthetised constructions for uses in the club and its resulting hangover.
LazyTapes’ intelligent application and deconstruction of a wide range of sounds is reflected in the range of Khin’s energetic and eclectic DJ sets. These frequently taking a winding approach to genre, a journey through dub, dancehall, jungle and techno. With the approach that she will play ‘whatever the fuck she wants'.
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There are certain artists who leave an impression even relatively early on in their careers. Cera Khin’s first recorded output may have only just materialized, but it builds on an intriguing web of radio shows and mixes that point to a sonic instinct that demands your attention. That’s not to say what she does is particularly showy or boisterous – in fact quite the opposite. There’s an understated meditative vibe that hovers over her selections, and of course now that vibe has been crystalised on Guided Meditation, a collaborative release with Young Echo affiliate Ossia that heralds the start of her new label LazyTapes. As well as channeling a new kind of twist on the principles of dub, there’s always a sense of mischief lurking in her style that manifests in flashes of irreverent sampling or dirty, degraded sonics. In short, her music has bite to match its brains.
Raised in Tunisia and with Italian roots, Khin now finds herself in Berlin, where she transmits her regular Noods radio show as well as delivering mixes for like-minded heads ranging from Zuli to Hodge, not to mention appearing on Red Light Radio and the excellent Lullabies For Insomniacs series. She’s also increasingly busy in the dance, bringing her wayward style to all manner of parties across Europe and beyond. With LazyTapes underway, there are exciting plans in the pipeline.