Liaison Artists

Shanti Celeste has a great momentum going. Born in Chile and based in Bristol, she’s a core member of the esteemed Idle Hands crew—her second record came out on the label, and she works at the record shop in Stokes Croft. Her first 12-inch, Need Your Lovin’ (Baby), came out on BRSTL, a label she runs with the man behind Idle Hands, Chris Farrell. Those two records outlined Shanti’s sound: warm, punchy and, in the case of Days Like This, brought to life by her silky voice. Her third should be a big one—entitled Universal Glow, it comes out this month on Julio Bashmore’s Broadwalk imprint. Shanti’s DJ style has the same down-to-earth allure as her records. Dusty, groovy and filled with the kind of recent gems only record store staff seem to know about (plus a few older ones, of course).

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