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FACT mix 510: Throwing Shade

FACT mix 510: Throwing Shade

One of NTS’s best brings the party.Nabihah ‘Throwing Shade’ Iqbal – musician, DJ, trained barrister and a black belt in karate, in case you were feeling proud of your ability to multitask today – has spent the last few years showcasing global music on her NTS show radio, from American street jazz to African field recordings. She’s also spent that time honing her productions, from 2013 debut ‘Mystic Places’ to a pair of EPs on No Pain in Pop, 19 Jewels and Fate Xclusive. Throwing Shade’s music often stands out most when it’s quietest: her tracks can feel like they peak at moments of intimacy (in the case of ‘Hashtag irl’, featured on this mix, things get so close they’re almost oppressive) and it’s not uncommon for her NTS show to linger in beatless territories. On her FACT mix, though, it’s party time. Things kick off with Deadboy’s recent ‘White Moon Garden’ (pitched up by at least eight BPM) and Stardust, ‘BBHMM’, ‘Babycakes’, Easyfu