Four musicians from France, Glasgow, and London converge to form a truly radical club collective
Born and raised in Nice, Chloe dropped out of a prestigious art school and moved to London to share her fearsome club constructions with the world, quickly finding fans in Fenty x Puma, who used her tracks in runway shows. Oklou founded the all-women DJ crew TGAF in Paris, while also releasing her own trip-hop-inspired, experimental productions online. Sega Bodega had been releasing heavy-hitting, video game-referencing beats in the vein of Hudson Mohawke or Rustie since 2012 – some of his most attention-grabbing recent tracks featuring charismatic appearances from south east London vocalist Shygirl.
But it’s together as a unit that the four are making their hardest impact yet. NUXXE is both a collective and a record label, founded on the group’s shared no-fucks approach to genre or categorisation. They each found that promoters kept putting them on the wrong lineups, and so they created their own context: a truly future-facing, radical club collective that embraces both seductive melody and face-melting percussion. Oklou’s The Rite of May is out now; expect more releases from the rest of the crew this year.