ARTIST: THROWING SHADE
TRACK: FOREVER CITY
LOCATION: BOROUGH MARKET
A riot of colours, smells and human engagement, Borough Market is today one of the most popular markets in London,
While London’s oldest food market has been located around this triangular site since the 13th century at least [some say 1014, some even earlier], the present Borough Market building is a more recent addition to the land beneath the railway arches just west of London Bridge station and adjacent to Southwark Cathedral.
The market was designed in 1851 by Henry Rose, with some further work in the 1860s by Edward Habershon. A major refurbishment began in 2001, and included the erection of the Grade II-listed South Portico [previously at Covent Garden’s Floral Hall, and dismantled when the Royal Opera House was reconstructed in the 1990s] as the market frontage.
London-born DJ and producer Throwing Shade, aka Nabihah Iqbal, released her debut record on Kassem Mosse’s Ominira imprint in 2013, and has subsequently released music – which has variously been described as ‘cosmic r&b’ and ‘digital soul’ – for No Pain In Pop, Happy Skull, and most recently, Ninja Tune. She has twice been commissioned by Tate [a work in response to the 2014 Turner Prize, and a 2017 collaboration with Wolfgang Tillmans on his Tate Tanks live performance programme. She scored her first film soundtrack for On A Clear Day  by Belgian director Robbrecht Desmet.