A woman wearing many hats, Bklava is an up-and-coming, young South London DJ, producer and singer.
Despite being fresh to the scene (she started her music career in 2019), Bklava has already made waves by working with DJ greats such as Annie Mac, M.O.A.D, and Conducta.
Bklava’s sound is rooted in that gritty two-step garage beat that many people from the UK will recognize as a familiar face. Nonetheless, she embraces her Lebanese roots (Bklava = Baklava, get it?) – immersing herself into diverse music culture and refusing to stick to genre conventions.
Bklava’s latest single “Through the Night” was released on the 6th March, following on from previous singles “Cntrl” and “Got It Good.”
“Through the Night” dips between elementary garage beats and dejected lyrics such as “Can’t find a reason to be happy / just want to waste the afternoon.” These lilting vocals are Bklava’s own – writing, singing and producing all her own original music. In conversation with Toddla T for Radio 1 Soundsystem, Bklava explained, “I’ve been singing my whole life. DJing came five or six years ago, it wasn’t really until a few years ago that I put the DJing and the singing together.”
As if this wasn’t already incredible, Bklava has also founded female and non-binary DJ platform Spin Suga and eponymous radio show. Clearly, Bklava enjoys creating opportunities for women and female-identifying artists, a cause we love to support here at EUPHORIA.
Support Bklava by listening to her new track “Through the Night” below:
20-year-old vegan studying English lit at Queen Mary University of London. Moonlighting as a music and investigative journalist, I'd love to become a foreign news correspondent, and/or investigative journalist post-graduation.
Usually best found at a gig, or with my heart in a book.