Mafalda Gil Meireles decided to move from Portugal to London at a precise moment in 2014, when Sadar Bahar played a jazz record to a room full of people at 4 AM in Corsica Studios. "That moment was very powerful," she recently told The Vinyl Factory. "That's when I decided to move here, because I felt fascinated with people dancing to jazz in clubs."
Another DJ on the lineup that night was Floating Points. Three years on, Mafalda co-runs the Melodies International label with Floating Points, DJ Love On The Run and Elliot Bernard; she's also a resident of the label's much-loved party, You're A Melody. Add to this her work behind the counter at Cosmos Records—a small, well-curated secondhand shop on Hackney Road—and it's safe to say she's settled into her London niche.