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Below The Radar 30

Track 8

Avel (left) and Alpha Maid

"Upbeat Family Tango (Clueless)"

Previously unreleased

Alpha Maid aka Leisha Thomas is a multi instrumentalist producer, and a DJ/ producer Avel is co-founder of the label ATATA. The two met years ago at music and art events held in a South London warehouse (now a luxury flat!), during which they realised their shared crossover influences. On “Upbeat Family Tango”, Alpha Maid and Avel bring together their love of found sounds and mechanical soundscapes.

Alpha Maid's debut EP is due to be released this year by the collective label CURL, while Avel is currently writing a debut album.

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