Premiere: DJ Delish ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’

A new compilation championing underground dance music from a cast of femme and non-binary talent is landing later this week via New York label Air Texture. Have an exclusive first listen to DJ Delish’s contribution ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’ below.

Curated by VARSHA and 4AM NYC, ‘IYKYK ~If You Know You Know~’ showcases 17 producers tearing it up in their own lane but bonded by a guiding oath “to move people, together — regardless of where they, or their music originated from”. The compilation – out tomorrow (7th June)  – takes in a similarly expansive roster of sounds, from blistering breaks and ballroom, to glitchy techno, UKG, ambient and beyond, encompassing deep cuts for the warm up hours, as well as heavy hitters for peak time terrain.

Taiwanese-American producer JIALING gets things moving with bouncy, Baltimore club banger ‘lvlone’, before Philadelphia’s DJ Delish delivers a slice of percussive ballroom goodness in the form of ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’. Russell E. L. Butler gets in on the action with their latest metaphysical mover, ‘LIVE (DUB)’, ahead of warming house vibrations from LADYMONIX, groovy garage courtesy of Introspekt (who recently recorded a Recognise mix), and the ecstatic broken beats of Bored Lord. Check the full tracklist below – there really is something for everyone!

‘IYKYK ~If You Know You Know~’ is out 7th June via Air Texture. Pre-order the compilation here, and have an exclusive first listen to DJ Delish’s ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’ below.

Established by James Healy back in 2011, Air Texture has previously put out releases and compilations from the likes of Anthony Naples & DJ PythonSilent Servant & Rrose, and Claude Young. It also curates the ‘Place’ compilation series, spotlighting artists from specific countries and cities around the globe including Tunisia, The Netherlands, Nairobi, Ecuador and more, with all proceeds benefiting local human rights organisations.