Elle Van De Burg
Although Baby Caramelle, otherwise known as Elle van der Burg, is a new name on the music scene – her debut single ‘Coitus’ is a banger.
Showcasing her cyber-pop influences, the song is both innovative and catchy, and van der Burg’s personal style is much the same. Many may recognise her as one of the personalities in the i-D documentary headed by Mykki Blanco, or may know her from Cosmopolitan’s groundbreaking #TransIsBeautiful edition.
Van der Burg is vocal about issues facing trans women of colour in South Africa, and part of her activism is through fashion – an industry in which she has flourished since the age of 15. Representation in all spheres and sectors of media is important to the model and music producer, and she hopes to do more community engagement around issues of gender and sexuality, to reach as many people on the ground as she can.
As a visible transwoman of colour, she’s been pushing open doors in the fashion industry, and now wants to take that same attitude to the music industry, too.