One of NTS’s best brings the party.

Nabihah ‘Throwing Shade’ Iqbal – musician, DJ, trained barrister and a black belt in karate, in case you were feeling proud of your ability to multitask today – has spent the last few years showcasing global music on her NTS show radio, from American street jazz to African field recordings. She’s also spent that time honing her productions, from 2013 debut ‘Mystic Places’ to a pair of EPs on No Pain in Pop, 19 Jewels and Fate Xclusive. 

Throwing Shade’s music often stands out most when it’s quietest: her tracks can feel like they peak at moments of intimacy (in the case of ‘Hashtag irl’, featured on this mix, things get so close they’re almost oppressive) and it’s not uncommon for her NTS show to linger in beatless territories. On her FACT mix, though, it’s party time. Things kick off with Deadboy’s recent ‘White Moon Garden’ (pitched up by at least eight BPM) and Stardust, ‘BBHMM’, ‘Babycakes’, Easyfun and more appear before we even hit the final third.

Catch Throwing Shade at Comeme x Highlife on December 19, part of new London party series Clock Strikes 13. Her latest record, Fate Xclusive, is out now through No Pain In Pop.


White Moon Garden – Deadboy
Say My Name (acapella) – Destiny’s Child
Bit Binary – DJ Marfox
Toxic (acapella) – Britney Spears
Snow in Newark (Grynpyret remix) – Ryan Hemsworth
BBHMM (Brenmar & Gutta remix) – Rihanna
Babycakes – 3 Of A Kind
Drop Cage – Nguzunguzu
Hashtag irl – Throwing Shade
Fanta – easyFun
Pensamentos – DJ Marfox
Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
Laplander – easyFun
Vanity – Arca
Snowflake – Garage Jams feat. Clare Evers
Please Don’t Turn Me On – Artful Dodger
Lux – Vasco
Wind Up Doll – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
Unthinkable (Physical Therapy remix) – Alicia Keys



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