We start a beautiful series of female artists in the world of bass music with Meraki, two of the most sought-after names currently coming through from the South East, growing to be a staple on line-ups across UK.
Whilst Kim’s background started fourteen years ago at university as part of the Lincoln underground, Emily’s journey started a little later. Their common passion for Drum and Bass led them to Brighton venues such as Volks, The Arch and Concorde2, becoming frequent faces at Levela’s esteemed Multi Function nights, where they incidentally played their first back-to-back set together within a club setting.
Whether it’s the dark bassline growlers they tend to draw for or the vocal led rollers, Meraki have proven their knowledge of the genre through their selections. Being welcomed into the fold of mainstay drum & bass labels such as Ram Records, V Recordings, Born on Road and Dread Recordings, they’ve become a fan favourite, with their debut RamLive performance.
Q: Starting on a chronological thread, how did you meet and how long have you been collaborating as a DJ duo?
R: We met in 2013 through mutual friends in Surrey and have been friends ever since. Then we started djing together in 2018.
Q: Tell us more about Meraki - name roots and how the project was born.
R: Meraki is a greek word that means doing something with soul, creativity, or love -- when you put "essence of yourself" into what you're doing. The project was born from us going b2b as Laya and Ember at Multifunction at The Volks in Brighton and now here we are!
Q: I saw you were just signed, what big surprises can your public expect in the future?
R: Yes we are over the moon to be with Chris at UA Agency, we have had a lot of amazing bookings coming in but you will have to wait and see when the event info drops...the element of surprise haha! We have been working hard in the studio ready to release some of our own music by the end of the year.
Q: Choose a track that characterizes you, one track each.
R: Kim - Burnzy Lying to you
Emily - Chopstick Dubplate - Herb affi Bun (Subcriminal Remix)
Q: In a parallel universe Kim and Emily are angel and demon. Which one would be which.
R: We are both equally demonic and angelic depending on circumstances and what we are doing. We often swap these roles...and are equally as good at both! haha !
With their monthly radio show ‘The Dnb 360 with Meraki’ on Trickstar radio, as well as a host of their own music productions currently in the works, Meraki are a driving force within the new breed of drum & bass currently breaking new ground, so expect to hear more from this gorgeous duo in the future and keep an eye on the scene.