LUNA – lucent embodies womxn empowerment and has been composed by inviting local creative womxn of Liverpool to contribute a short voice note on how they are responding to the COVD-19 crisis through their art. The attributing vocals are edited, processed and paired with a soundscape to create a track that expresses mutual concern over the current climate along with hope for the future.

The aim of this piece is simple. To encourage other womxn of the creative arts to stay inspired, as well uniting us all by providing comfort, hope and a sense of community. The accompanying artwork, mix and master has been proudly produced by womxn.

If you appreciate my track, please consider donating a small fee of £1 on my website. All proceeds from the sale of the track will be donated to Merseyside Domestic Violence Services (MDVS).

About LUNA

Kate Hazeldine

Taking cues from Four Tet’s sampling trickery and the layered production of Sophie, LUNA is a rising star of UK electronica and one of the brightest talents in Liverpool’s fertile and eclectic scene.

Recently announced to perform at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival in May, LUNA has just self-released her debut self-produced EP Hello Earth. The record is packed full of feeling-driven production with sparse textures and glitch-skewed beats, creating tense atmospheres that underscore this artist’s keen ear for storytelling drama. It’s a fusion of styles that mirrors the work of fellow female, self-produced artists Banks and FKA Twigs.

ReBalance Finalist of 2019 and LIMF Academy’s Top 3 ‘Most Ready’ Artists of 2019, LUNA has already caught the eye of tastemakers in the industry, having been interviewed on Radio 1 and receiving airplay on the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music, Amazing Radio and Worldwide FM. Other triumphs so far include recording with Steve Levine, performing on the main stage at Liverpool International Music Festival and representing Liverpool on music residencies in both Hannover and Brussels.

Now also dipping her toe in the DJ world, LUNA holds down a monthly radio show on Melodic Distraction and has DJ’d at events including LIMF’s VIP party and Future Yard Festival. Friends and fellow experimental Liverpool whizzkids Stealing Sheep have remixed her track 5am, which will be included on a forthcoming Hello Earth Remixes EP.

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RISE Together is supported by Culture Liverpool, Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council

RISE Together on BBC Radio Merseyside

Want to find out more about the RISE Together programme? Culture Liverpool’s Head of Arts & Participation and RISE curator, Alicia Smith, took part in the below BBC Radio Merseyside interview with Jermaine Foster. Just press play and skip to 51.50 to catch up now.

Sjip to 51:50 to listen to the BBC Radio Merseyside interview with RISE Curator, Alicia Smith.