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Glaciers and Dust

by Kayla Painter



'Glaciers and Dust' is Kayla Painter's contribution to the global cultural collaboration between the UK and China ‘Distant Dialogues’. Supported by Worldwide FM, British Council, Merrie Records and Xintiandi.

Kayla’s track is part of a compilation alongside artists Gooooose, Hector Plimmer, Shii, Wonky Logic, and Sheng Jie. This project celebrates positive relationships internationally as well as the creative voice of the selected British and Chinese artists.

Following her recent outing “Made of Light / Sacrifice the Other” which is still receiving heavy airplay, with spins from Gilles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft and Nemone on BBC 6Music, as well as Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) and BBC Introducing, ‘Glaciers and Dust’ follows Painter's trademark sonic territory and expands on the true versatility of her production techniques.

Painter worked with Chinese audiences to collect their ideas in response to the theme vulnerability. She then collated the responses which came in the form of poetry, audio, photographs, drawings and interpreted them to create a distinctive audio composition.

September 2020 saw Kayla presented as an Artist in Resident on Nemone’s 6Music show, as well as being playlisted on Amazing Radio, and presented as Amazon's breakthrough electronic artist. She has also been creating mixes, notably a Sunday chilled mix for Crack Magazine, as well as a late night mix and interview with Jamz Supernova on Selector Radio.

"Whatever she puts her hand to is a meticulously thought out and richly detailed affair that deserves to capture the full attention of those who are lucky enough to stumble across it." - Wax Music


released October 30, 2020
A heartfelt thanks to everyone in China who submitted their responses, allowing me to create this track. A special thanks to everyone in the UK who contributed by reading the original poems.

Many thanks to the partners of this project Worldwide FM, British Council, Merrie Records and Xintiandi.

Written and Produced by Kayla Painter
Artwork Jason Baker


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