Selections: Avelino

Welcome back to Selections, a series of exclusive artist-curated Spotify playlists from those in the know.

Named as a rising talent, and one to watch, the past few years have seen Tottenham rapper Avelino go from strength to strength. His stellar debut FYO landed in 2016, while 2017 saw him publish an evolving playlist project called No Bullshit, enlist Skepta and Stormzy for the ferocious Energy, and make an appearance on XL’s New Gen compilation.

Now, the North London rapper steps up for our latest instalment of Selections, curating the perfect soundtrack to your cruises along the road with mates, or your otherwise silent Uber rides.

“The theme of the playlist is quite simple,” Avelino explains. “This is what you’re forced to listen to if you’re a passenger in my car. The choices vary in style and really emphasise my different tastes and different styles that I embrace. We go from Swae Lee to Niniola to J. Cole so the spectrum is pretty broad.” Turn on the ignition, or ask your Uber driver for the aux, and press play.

Avelino plays at Love Saves the Day, Bristol, 26-27 May