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Plying her trade as a barrister by day, Throwing Shade doesn’t conform to the normal trajectory of a young DJ and producer. Taking her name from the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning and a student of ethnomusicology, Nabihah lqbal is – to put it bluntly – a walking musical encyclopedia.

Her show on NTS Radio touches on music around the world you didn’t even know existed, from rare Siberian phonograph field recordings to polyphonies of Central African Pygmies. Her own productions touch on the darker regions of RnB and lo-fi house, making the Throwing Shade package altogether impossible to pigeonhole and the perfect candidate for a truly worldwide mix.

Throwing Shade – Fate Xclusive EP is out now on No Pain Is Pop.

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Alka Yagnik –Ek Do Teen (Super) [India]
Kanyok – Chindol Wa Mukaleng (Musical Ark) [Congo]
Unknown – Field Recording of Khaen Music (Unknown) [Vietnam]
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble – Gong Kebyar (Unknown) [Indonesia]
Larry Young – Zoltan (Unity) [USA]
Ganda – Katego (SWP Records) [Uganda]
Khaled – Didi (Barclay) [Algeria]
Mikea Tribe – Iha Lahy Misera, Tu Es Foutu (Unknown) [Madagascar]
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Ain’t No Sunshine (Atlantic) [USA]
Quindon Tarver – When Doves Cry (Capitol Records) [USA]
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Exodus From The Underground Fortress (JVC) [Japan]
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Rolling Stone (Heartbeat Records) [Jamaica]
Ituri Pygmies – Ballad of Mambasa (JVC) [Central African Rainforest]
Os Bongos – Kazucuta (Analog Africa) [Angola]