Bruce Tantum chats to Dauwd about his XLR8R Podcast.

It might be a bit of an exaggeration to term Dauwd’s career arc as meteoric—his output rate hasn’t exactly been shooting-star fast—but it’s certainly fair to say that the U.S.–born, Wales-raised, London-dwelling artist’s rise has been impressive. It was only two years ago that XLR8R featured Dauwd as one of our Bubblin’ Up artists to watch; up till then, he had put out all of two twelves. But both of those records, the What’s There EP (featuring “Ikopol,” previously released on Adult Swim’s Unclassified compilation) and the “Could It Be”/“Shimmer” single, were stunners—gentle, sensual, garage-tinged tunes lifted from a beautiful daydream.

Podcast 381: Dauwd by Xlr8r on Mixcloud