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GEORGIA

Hype surrounding Georgia first started building back in 2015 with the release of her debut self-titled album, and when The Guardian listed her as one of the artists to watch of that year. However, the artist and producer seemingly disappeared over the next three years, refining her sound to perfection and now trickle-releasing the results, with some spectacular success.

With Annie Mac’s support, the first track from this new material, Started Out has already made huge waves, but it’s the electro-disco single About Work The Dancefloor, currently on almost constant Radio 1 rotation, that’s thrown the young producer truly into the spotlight. She’s now on a relentless schedule of live shows – including an exhilarating, BBC-filmed set at Glastonbury – and studio collaborations, with the likes of influential DJ The Black Madonna. With her second album, Seeking Thrills, complete and pencilled for release in early 2020, Georgia now has time to reflect on the last few years, her mostly hardware-based studio setup and, as she reveals, being born at the eye of the dance-music storm.

“As a kid, I was always intrigued by instruments,” Georgia recalls of her early introduction to music. “My parents were very supportive and encouraging and dad got me a 12-track cassette recorder. I absolutely fell in love with it as it meant I could turn my bedroom into a kind of recording studio. He left me to it, but explained the principles of recording, so: ’This channel can be for your vocals, this channel for your synth, that for a drum machine and if you set up a mic onto an acoustic guitar, you can create with that.’ I just loved the endless possibilities of recording.

“That cassette recorder turned into Logic and an audio interface,” she continues, “and by 16, I had started delving into what you could do with computers, but I was still using all outboard gear,

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