Possessing an ear for emotionally deep techno, Vaal is waving the flag for the LGBT+ British electronic music community. Her haunting soundscapes and secretive persona gives her an air of the supernatural, custom-made to be a part of the Afterlife roster. It is alongside label bosses Carm and Matteo that she makes her J2 debut on Saturday 8th June. Her cloaked anonymity combined with a taste for dark, brooding tones has enabled an alluring mystique. Her impact is more the admirable, because she chose to study her craft and do things the long way instead of taking the shortcut to success by riding on the coattails of next of kin in high-places. Her music featured heavily under in our past editions, so it seems only fair she should be allowed to grace Boston Manor Park in person.