Ahadadream, Folamour & SHERELLE all feature in Mixmag's Top DJs of 2021!
It’s been a successful year for Ahadadream as a DJ, label boss and scene leader uplifting his community. He’s performed at events such as the RA x The Right to Dance (War Child) x Choose Love: Afghanistan Fundraiser, festivals such as We Out Here and Lost Village, played at Mixmag’s Lab LDN for the South Asian series launch party, and was a key organiser of London’s outstanding Dialled In festival. He’s elevated the voices of those around him and has had a successful run of shows on NTS. Ahad continues to champion contemporary South Asian talent and elevates the voices of those in the diaspora. His impact within dance music does not go unnoticed.
French DJ, producer, and former Mixmag cover star Folamour played a solid 140 gigs in 2019. He welcomed some time off the road in 2020, redirecting his energy into sharpening his music-making skills. Refreshed and improved for 2021, he released his exceptional third album ‘The Journey’, then quickly got back on the path to clubland domination. He’s been all over the US and Europe, with his huge fanbase making him one of the most sought after ticket-sellers in the game. Masterful sets that move through Italo disco, house, soul, Afrobeat, and more, are the reason why he’s so well-loved.
It’s difficult to not get excited about the meteoric rise of SHERELLE. Her exhilarating blend of jungle, footwork and hardcore is enough to keep us on our toes, and itching in anticipation to hear her play. But SHERELLE’s clear devotion to her mission: rebuilding and shifting dance music into a place of accessibility, diversity, and fairness - all the while having so much FUN - has positioned her as a clear voice for change this year. Both her work behind the decks and behind the scenes as a label boss helming BEAUTIFUL and Hooversound Recordings (alongside NAINA) have shown her commitment to uncovering the hidden gems that UK underground music has to offer. A superstar DJ you can really get behind, big ups SHERELLE.