Get to know five artists playing GALA for the first time this summer.
Introducing five new faces to GALA ’22
Fresh from dropping part two of the GALA ’22 lineup, we’re now counting the days until we meet again in the park. This year’s billing features plenty of new acts to the GALA stages—some are fresh talent, others are established names who’ve been trying to invite for years. Dive into music from five of the new names below and earmark them in the ones-to-watch this summer.
Dedicated digger, outstanding DJ and most recently a producer signed to our friends at Rhythm Section, Chilean Paula Tape will bring sunshine to Peckham Rye whatever the weather. Spinning on Saturday, go find her and bask in the goodness of Latin rarities, Italo reissues from her label Tempo Dischi and beyond.
Off The Meds
This four-piece, Swedish and South African group is an electronic boyband like no other. The combination of the three producers’ zany beats and MC Kamo’s unique vocals make a distinctive and unusual cocktail of club music’s best bits. Check out their incredible debut album.
Cormac is far from a new name to the house music scene—he already has an Essential Mix and multiple, now-legendary Panorama Bar sets behind him—but it’s the first time we’ve managed to get the Northern Irish DJ on our programme. He’s been on the wishlist for years, perfectly encapsulating the joyous, homocentric vision of house music that lives in the Pleasure Dome. Journey from timeless classics to the newest cuts and back in the trusty hands of Cormac.
While we’re obviously also partial to a kick drum or two, there aren’t many sounds better than a great guitarist making their instrument sing. South Londoner Mansur Brown has the midas touch, sending his guitar spiralling through effects until it becomes a dreamy haze of ambience and textures. His most recent album Heiwa is a real beauty, as are his collaborations with Yussef Dayes, Alfa Mist and Joy Orbison.
The producer, DJ and singer Nia Archives seems to have it all, showcasing a range of talents on 2021 Headz Gone West, as well as the infectious hit “Forbidden Feelings.” Raised on a hearty diet of Soundsystem culture and junglism, her sets span the full-range of dub wise, UK electronic music, catapulting classic breaks into the future.