“A force to be reckoned with, NGAIO is more than just a singer. This powerhouse of a performer can switch from a killer DJ set to delivering intricate jazz harmonies with a voice that could have stepped out of the 1940s, to heart-hitting spoken word. Expect music that crosses cultures, pushes boundaries and leaves you wanting more.“
NGAIO’s EP We Fly saw recognition for her ability to rouse your musical and intellectual interest through a blend of genres sitting underneath lyrics that left your mind thinking and your feet moving.
All For You – NGAIO x Curtisss on Durkle Disco
DJ & Radio Host
Ngaio’s infectious party starting selections saw her being booked at Glastonbury the same year she learned how to DJ in 2016. Since then she has played countless festivals, runs events with her all female/non binary DJ crew Booty Bass and hosts a monthly radio show on Soho Radio. Previously, Ngaio had a weekly radio show on SWU FM.
Head to the video to watch an hour of party-starting rhythms, direct from SWU FM for We Out Here festival.
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DJ & Host
NGAIO’s high energy DJ sets are made up of sounds from around the globe and messages that matter, drawing heavily from her cultural background and travels.
Blending bass and global music, her sets combine Afro, Latin, Dancehall, UK Funky and D&B and live vocals. Find her on the decks, the mic, hosting events and monthly Soho Radio show.
“I am who I am because of what has nurtured me. And that runs deeper down than skin. There’s so much more than one ethnicity. So why should I choose a side to live in.”
A voice that could have stepped out of the 1940s. Jazz layered harmonies wrap around the listeners ear speaking to identity, feminism and hope.
Founded in 2018, Booty Bass brings together female and non-binary DJs taking inspiration from our collective diasporic backgrounds.
Expect high energy, big tunes, respect driven audiences – our parties are not to be missed. As a collective, and when we link up with Shade Cartel to run Obsidian.
Latest Ngaio Music Posts
Music is a listening sport but there’s a fair lot that goes on behind it. Whether it’s deciding what tracks to put in a new mix, going through the writing process, writing about what drives me as a creative and where I get my inspiration and the people who I work with along the way, I tend to document my musings here.!
Last week I ran the latest Empowerment Programme with Bristol Beacon discussing feminism and empowerment with young women and non-binary people. Over the 3 days, we dissect what feminism means to us individually, how it supports a variety of identities in society, and...
One thing I know about myself, I really don't enjoy not being good at things! Music has always come naturally to me. Singing, improvising, and finding harmonies, I never had to work at it! So when it comes to learning a new skill around music, I get very frustrated...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx6DgjiD1Fs This has been a while in the making because it had to tell the story of Blackbird in its fullness. A celebration of Black women and the need for their voices to be heard and listened to. A celebration of multiculturalism and...