Fink (UK/EUR)

West of England-born, Berlin-based musician Fink has been an electronic artist and DJ on Ninja Tune. He’s been a collaborator: with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Banks, John Legend and Professor Green, with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and multi-award-winning Director Ava DuVernay. He’s been happily, imaginatively remixed, by everyone from Justin Vernon and Colin Stetson to Ricardo Villalobos. His music and unmistakable voice have been heard everywhere – enriching landmark films and TV shows like DuVernay’s Selma, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, and Vince Gilligan’s Better Call Saul, to name but a few of literally hundreds of culture-defining soundtrack appearances. In a long, thrilling maze of a career, the man has done club tunes (2000’s classic trip-hop debut Fresh Produce), blues records (2017’s Fink’s Sunday Night Blues Club, Vol. 1) and orchestral recordings (2013’s Fink meets RCO). He’s released a brace of seven envelope-pushing studio albums. He’s produced himself, and he’s produced in tandem with other sonic visionaries – most recently Flood (Depeche Mode, U2, The Killers).