My DJ sets are made up of sounds from around the globe, spreading messages that matter. Drawing heavily from my cultural background and travels, the majority of my mixes are multi-genre with the aim to take the listener on a journey around the world.
I wanted to learn how to DJ because I wanted to go to a night where I’d hear underground bass music in the same hour as afrobeats and dancehall. Blending bass and global music together, my sets include Afro, Baile Funk, Latin, Dancehall, Reggaeton and UK Funky tracks to name a few, as well as some Drum & Bass when the opportunity arises!
During the Lockdown I performed virtually for Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival, Shangri La X Lost Horizons and Bristol Beacon, as well as putting together a specially curated Black History set for Shambala. I’ve also appeared on radio stations such as Kiss FM, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Introducing and Trickstar Radio.
Drivetime presenter every other Thursday on SWU FM, from it’s launch in October 2020-May 2022. I was asked to create a show for their pilot series back in 2016 even though I didn’t have a CLUE how to DJ because (and I quote) ‘we need someone with on-mic personality.’ Skip forward a few years and the personality is still there, only now I also know how to mix tracks – luckily for us all!
I love radio show; not only because I get to share and play songs I love but wouldn’t necessarily put in a DJ set, but also (and most importantly) to provide a platform for amazing local creatives and talk about things that really matter. My guests vary from respected musicians and DJs to local business owners and campaigners – if it’s something I’m interested in, I want it talked about!
A regular feature included drawing empowerment cards for our health and wellbeing, playing a selection from my iTunes shuffle (where I pick the first few songs that come up on my shuffle from that morning, no matter how cringey!) and interviewing a special guest, ending on a Booty shaking mix! Past guests have come on from all around the world including Penny Fro Real, MC Fox, Anna Morgan, Grove, Bianca Oblivion, LUNY, Kitchen Cosmetics and so many more!