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Undoubtedly one of the most exciting new talents in the UK, Emerald is a master of many trades. The DJ, presenter and live host, has become the name music lovers turn to for the hottest new music. 

Emerald presented her incredibly popular Drive Time show on Rinse FM for many years and invited an impressive string of top-tier guests onto the show including Craig David, Wretch 32, Octavian, The Internet, Popcaan and M.I.A.

She'll be bringing her extensive musical knowledge to Wheels And Fins Festival on Sunday 8th August September where she'll play the Ministry of Sound dance arena alongside Noisia, Redlight, DJ Zinc, Killer Hertz and Barely Legal.

Ahead of that, we asked her to give us her top five summer bangers of 2019.


SNØW - "Tekzan"

This one came out in June on More Time records, by the co-founder himself, SNØW. More Time's releases have been extremely prominent in so many of my mixes and sets from the past couple of years. They are a lovely couple of geezers with a really unique sound and flex between them. When I first heard this tune, it made me do my stink face which is always a good sign and I've loved playing it lately.

Highrise - "B2 Untitled"

I love this release so much I bought the vinyl release too. It goes down an absolute treat every time I play it. I am a sucker for this kind of two steppy garage, it has my heart! Came out in May 2019 on White Labels.

Cadenza X Jakbow - "Queens To Brixton"

This one’s a few years old now and one I had forgotten how much it slapped until recently. Cadenza is such a talented producer; his use of percussion is always on point and this tune is a perfect example of that.

Chunky - "Lyric Mi"

Chunky is just projecting the right energy at all times. A very sick host, MC, producer, and DJ. This tune is a perfect example of intelligent rap without any pretentiousness. I've been absolutely rinsing this one lately.

Might - "Power"

I played this one the other day on my Rinse show and the producer looked up at me with that look and said, this one's brought me back to life after feeling very dead after the weekend. Quite a minimal one, a subtle but powerful bassline. Absolutely cannot stop playing it. Came out in July 2019 on Test Your Might.

Wheels And Fins is at Joss Bay in Kent on 7th & 8th of September, get tickets & more info here.


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Matthew Francey

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