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TAAHLIAH

Age - 22
Glasgow, United Kingdom
@akataahliah
I’d put on an audiovisual show platforming trans & marginalised talent across art, music, film, fashion & dance
TAAHLIAH

At the end of last year, Glasgow-based DJ and producer TAAHLIAH broke multiple records at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. The Scot became the first artist to ever win two SAMAs in the same year (Best Electronic Act and Best Newcomer) as well as the first Black trans artist to be nominated for – and win – a SAMA. 

Despite being relatively new to the Scottish electronic music scene, TAAHLIAH is quickly becoming one its biggest names. Born in the working-class town of Kilmarnock, the DJ moved to Glasgow in 2017 to study at the Glasgow School of Art. There, she met fellow electronic music enthusiasts and started DJing on the side, soon becoming notorious for fusing hyperpop, rave and electronic sounds in her sets.

Although clubs have been closed for the last fourteen months, TAAHLIAH has remained busy, working on her debut EP, Angelica, which was released at the end of May. The EP is a chronicle of TAAHLIAH’s life, from embracing her gender identity to falling in love, all told with infectious, frenetic energy. TAAHLIAH is also staying connected to online audiences through her radio show on Glasgow’s community station, Clyde Built Radio, and playing online editions of Club Quarantine, including the memorial to Scottish electronic music pioneer, SOPHIE

Text Katie Goh

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