A Manchester and London based DJ with an ear for bass music, Madam X holds down semi-regular slots on BBC Radio 1xtra and Rinse FM, as well as manning her own label and club night, KAIZEN. Following a whirlwind three city stop-off tour of India this month, Madam X adds to her air miles by hopping over the Atlantic in early May for a set at new Cuban festival, Mañana.
Following the news that the US embargo is about to end, it’s all eyes on Cuba right now. Enter Manana, billed as “an inclusive and collaborative festival built on the deep love and mutual respect we all have for rhythm”, developed in partnership with some of the country’s most influential cultural institutions, as well a seal of approval from the Cuban Government.
Gearing up for her appearance at the festival next weekend, Madam X shares a playlist of some of her ‘background sounds’ that range from the influential Kate Bush to Arthur Russell, and finished off with a nice injection of humour.
Check out Madam X’s playlist and interview over at Dummy.