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Gaika Tavares, better known simply as Gaika, is an auteur from South London whose debut album Basic Volume was released in July 2018 by Warp Records. The Guardian praised the album as ‘a terrifically impressive and populist debut’, with additional praise from The Financial Times, The Independent, Noisey and Music OMH. Gaika has worked on numerous scores for film and TV, including the BBC’s Noughts + Crosses in 2020; produced a score for contemporary dancers Aisha and Abhaya in 2020; and produced the lead track for the Sundance Film Festival-nominated films Share and Sprinter in 2019. He has participated in group exhibitions at Pace Gallery and Strange Edition Gallery, both in New York. He writes fiction and is a frequent writer for Dazed. 

GLOR1A is a boundary-defying artist exploring Black futurism and sci-fi through emotive music, technological art and live performances. The self-proclaimed ‘alien’ is non-conformist in approach, taking inspiration from ancestral myth and sci-fi, challenging the underrepresentation of Black femmes in cultural spaces. In 2021 she released her second EP METAL, introducing GLOR1A’s alter ego, GLOR1A 2.0 – the creation of a Black gynoid using a data-mining company to autonomously collect facial recognition data worldwide. GLOR1A’s work seamlessly operates in a multitude of spaces and she recently developed SWARM, a first-of-its-kind live performance game steeped in West African Nok culture. She has recently exhibited at The Rele Gallery, Lagos, and Somerset House × MUTEK, London, and in 2022 will exhibit at FACT, Liverpool. 

Shannen SP is a London-based multidisciplinary artist, DJ and curator. She has worked with UK labels Hyperdub Records and NTS Records, and is the co-curator of Ø at Corsica Studios, the experimental event series that meshes music, art, technology and performance. Her musical focus lies in the experimental sounds coming out of global diasporas and the African continent, reflected in her recent collaboration with NTS Records on Ampiano Now.

Zara Truss-Giles is a cross-disciplinary artist and artist producer living in London where they have carved a name for themselves as a DJ, club night promoter, producer and dancer. Their personal practice is rooted in the hidden and untold histories of individuals and community movements, through extensive research projects and conversations with those with living memories, stories and experiences. Zara has worked for Warp Records and Somerset House Studios, and has produced for artists Thomas J. Price, Larry Achiampong, Alexis Blake and Otolith Group.