Since breaking into the music industry by way of grungy electropop and illegal warehouse parties, Charli XCX has demonstrated the all-encompassing capabilities of pop. From the moody witch house beats of her first mixtape, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, to the feminist punk anthems of 2014’s Sucker, the singer/songwriter has expanded the borders of the genre. Charli has churned out bangers—she wrote Icona Pop’s international hit “I Love It,” the indelible hook for Iggy Azalea’s smash “Fancy,” and her own addictive ode “Boys.” She’s also recorded passion projects with niche talents, like the SOPHIE-produced Vroom Vroom EP and the experimental group hang Pop 2. With her captivating confidence and unapologetic love for the occasional cliché, Charli has established herself as a true force in pop music with an eye now trained on global domination: in recent months she has collaborated with K-pop idols BTS and announced her long-awaited third studio album, Charli, featuring appearances by Lizzo, Haim, Sky Ferreira, and more.
Charli XCX is available for DJ Sets with Future Agency.