Baby T is one of the projects of Canadian DJ and producer B. Traits. She announced the release of a new EP titled Portra which will be out via legendary drum & bass label Samurai Music. It includes also remixes by Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices. She explains: “Baby T is an alias that I am breathing new life into. Originally, my name was Baby Traits (as in baby “features” — I was 18 when I started touring in North America) and as I began to get more DJ bookings within the jungle community, I abbreviated Baby to B so that the name was more androgynous, to prevent the unnecessary attention and bad-mouthing I got whenever people found out I was female.
In a sense, it’s a reclamation of my original alias—I played faster back then: hardcore, drum & bass and jungle—and that’s where I’m going back to with Baby T, but this time I’m not 18, and I have zero fucks to give. I’ve always been a shapeshifter as B.Traits but sometimes eclecticism can be confusing. I feel I need another outlet to create music that has no specific expectations. I want to get back to my jungle roots properly.”