The Face Mix 006: Cõvco

An emotive representation of London’s underground.

Cõv­co is a DJ and artist who’s famil­iar among some of the more adven­tur­ous cor­ners of London’s club scene. She’s appear­ing on line-ups with wide­ly known DJs like Aval­on Emer­son, Ben UFO and Objekt, but the focus of Cõvco’s pas­sion is an under­ground scene where free­dom thrives.

She was a reg­u­lar with at the now-defunct club­night PDA, a space for queer/non-bina­ry PoC and a hub for exper­i­men­tal DJs. Along­side artists such as Arca, Shy­girl and Total Free­dom, Cõv­co recent­ly con­tributed to a fund-rais­ing com­pi­la­tion for PDA co-founder Ms. Car­rie Stacks’ project AQEM, which aspires to cre­ate a com­mu­ni­ty space for queer eth­ic minorities.

Cõv­co is known to fluc­tu­ate between R&B edits, noise, foot­work, jun­gle, tech­no and rap from around the globe. Her Face mix is an emo­tion­al, unpre­dictable rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the par­ties which make her feel at home. Lis­ten in the play­er above and read a Q&A below. 

Photo taken by Cõvco’s mother

What makes you feel hap­py when you’re DJing in the club?

An open con­ver­sa­tion through the body. To wit­ness peo­ple move, mor­ph­ing into this free elite ver­sion of them­selves, for them­selves. Touch your­self, feel your­self, be your­self. It’s to make you feel both com­fort­able and uncom­fort­able, to see how far we can go. To be able to respond to a fre­quen­cy of open atti­tude in a dark room full of strangers, lovers, demons – I live for that. Espe­cial­ly whilst I’m hold­ing the situation.

What’s the vibe and direc­tion of your Face mix?

I’m revis­it­ing club moments and tracks that have always made me feel like that she – that let me pull up feel­ing and look­ing fab with a cou­ple of tears in my eyes. I’m in a spaced out place so I guess I’m pro­ject­ing this posi­tion of fierce­ness and also vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, cel­e­brat­ing emo­tions and lay­ing it down unapologetically.


What are your hopes and fears for London’s club­bing scene? 

To be hon­est, out­side of the clubs me and my peo­ple throw per­son­al­ly, there’s not much to say about the [wider] rave cul­ture, as I haven’t real­ly been see­ing out­side of our scene.

Any under­ground / upcom­ing DJs on the scene we should look out for? 

The hon­eys Suu­too, Club­cou­ture and Crys­tallmess aiiii! 

Track­list:

Klein – Lover
Tyga­Paw – Black Girl Expe­ri­ence
N-Pro­len­ta – Scream Pon Mi
Cõv­co – Breath instru­men­tal
Yat­ta – Desert Song
Unknown – Unknown
Elysia Cramp­ton – Ori­on Song
Cõv­co – Rain Blend
Dj Lilo­cox – Raizes
Unknown – Unknown
Cõv­co – Souk­ous Edit
LTJ Bukem – Music
Cõv­co – Lov­ing me now
Cõv­co – ASMR

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