This DIY informed dance scene is an evident influence in the work of :3lon, in terms of their focus on independent production and artistic freedom. However, :3lon’s artistry and styling is difficult to pin down, and often moves in a more futuristic realm, whilst dipping into UK influenced sounds such as Drum and Bass. :3lon’s artistic ties to the UK, can be traced not only in their production but also in their collaborations, specifically their work with producer and DJ Scratcha DVA, on Amapiano infused track Flex, as well as through the broken beats of Fragile, which was the lead track on UK based DJ Producer Sherelle’s VA compilation Beautiful Vol. 1.
:3lon has garnered early praise from key publications such as Crack Magazine and DJ Mag, in addition to receiving love from BBC radio 6 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs, and DJ and producer Jamz Supernova, who selected them as one to watch in 2023. This much deserved praise for :3lon’s work hints at an exciting future for the independent artist, whose EP Eden was released earlier this month. With Eden, :3lon’s style of otherworldly, emotive, and essential dance music proves that their work is ever evolving, serving to locate where they can be found in the present moment. It’s this prescient and intimate production style that makes :3lon such a master of their craft.