DJ, label head and club impresario Madam X has proved she has many strings to her bow. A constant and moreover, crucial, fixture in Manchester’s underground clubbing scene, her intimate knowledge of the city - both as a scene and a place brimming with talented artists - quickly began to prove dividends after first breaking through in 2011.
From co-founding label and Manchester club night BPM, short for ‘Big People Music’, in 2010 to showcase how much the city had to offer, she soon built a reputation for her own DJ sets - a surefire, upfront mix of everything current and bubbling; grime, techno, bass, garage - you name it, Madam X would mix it. It was this reputation that paved the way for a series of BBC 1Xtra residency slots while still in Manchester - she even covered for Diplo in 2014 - but it’s a combination of hard work and crucially, patience, that have really started to pay off over the last two years.
Now a regular fixture on festival line-ups - she played the BBC R1 Dance Tent to over 8000 people at Reading Festival this summer - but also some of the underground’s most iconic nights in Deviation, Manchester’s WHP and even legendary grime night Eskimo Dance, Madam X has proved herself as one of the UK’s leading new DJs. Equally adept at playing to huge crowds as she is 100-cap basements, as well as hosting her own shows on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM and NTS, her multi-faceted approach to music feels unique and ultimately, special.