I don’t quite remember when exactly I first had to pleasure to experience CKtrl work his magic behind the decks. All I know is, from that moment onwards the South London DJ left an impression on me.
It was first after his Berlin set that I realized CKtrl’s resume doesn’t stop at DJing. Far from. At 17 he played Boiler Room, serving the crowd CKtrl exclusives, including grimey productions and well weaved-in Janet samples.
From there onwards, his sound steered more towards electronic. Then his horns appeared in his Instagram pictures and videos. Slowly we got introduced to more and more strong female black artists. Until eventually the announcement of his record label Songs 4 Girls. Its first project, PLAYLIST 1, immediately stood out because of its beauty on both a musical and cultural level (their S4G party raised money for Imkaan: a UK-based feminist organization dedicated to addressing violence against black and minoritised women and girls).
Yesterday, CKtrl released S4G PLAYLIST 2, featuring Wynter, Erva Carter, Chay and his sister Elle. As the name implies, the EP is a perfect fit for the music library of many girls, though everyone who loves music will no doubt appreciate the well-layered beats.