Aluna on Her New Album ‘MYCELiUM’ and How She Styles Her Green Locs

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It’s been three years since the British DJ and dance musician Aluna dropped her first solo project, Renaissance, an experimental project that aimed to push the boundaries of what dance music is considered to be. Now, Aluna is blessing us with another movement-inducing gift: her second album, MYCELiUM. “This album really feels like the peak moment on the dance floor,” Aluna—who is known for songs like “Kaleidoscope Love” during her days as one half of the dance music duo, AlunaGeorge, as well as her hit “Together” with Kaytranada—says. “It’s less about experimentation and more about that full body high. It’s the part of the night where you lose your inhibitions. There’s no messing around.” The 14-track project includes dynamic electronic tracks like “Oh the Glamour” and “Running Blind”—but her lively music isn’t the only thing that will get you going. Her green locs will leave you wanting to have more fun with your hair, too.

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