Elysia Crampton makes complex, sumptuous electronic music – works that scramble notions of time and place and identity, and take sonic potshots against injustice and discrimination. “Borderless, expansive and intelligent,” to quote Pitchfork.

The Virginia-based electronic musician has won critical acclaim for her forward-thinking concept albums, from her debut American Drift (Blueberry Records) to the collaborative “musical epic poem” Demon City, both of which feature intricate collages that draw from crunk, cumbia and classical, grafted with video game sounds and spoken word fragments.

This is music that exists at the wondrous borderlands of traditional club sounds – at ease with sliding into sound art, or even abstract academia. From exploring latin and queer histories to clever subversions of heteronormative and masculine tropes, there’s a lot to unpack in Crampton’s work, and a lot to look forward to. “The future is where my positivity can take flight,” she says. “Where the narratives I embody / live / create, jettison out and into being, full of hope and energy.