In recent years UK Garage has been getting a worthy revival, and with that, a new wave of producers have come to the fore who are on a mission to reshape the landscape.
West London-based Conducta has been one of the artists at the helm — not only through his own output but via his Kiwid Rekords imprint which has helped to nurture the next generation of talent coming up through the ranks.
Community and empowerment has been central to his approach; on top of supporting emerging artists through the label, in 2020 he launched the Kiwi Kup remix competition which fostered a sense of collaboration between him and new producers, as well as giving him a space to provide mentorship and support.
During his rise over the last few years, Conducta's been no stranger to late and sleepless nights, at home or on tour, so we asked him to share the sounds that help to soothe him during the twilight hours...
Kornel Kovacs - Baltzar
Whenever I listen to this song it instantly sends me into a trance. Often it’ll be 4/5am and I’ve exhausted all my YouTube bookmarks and looking for a reason to stay up then bam... Baltzar. Each section of this track is a journey which for me is endless and accompanies many of my sleepless nights.