19 January 2010
Don’t just think that this Blog is about Muslim Punks, Desi Dub-Step and the politics of race…We also have room for a fully fledged fittie freaking us the f*ck out inna full-on pop stylee. Yes! Jaya is the latest Desi missile launched at the UK charts with all the bravado as well as the looks, that may just take her all the way.
When I interviewed her on my show as a Friction Introducing artist she told me about how her father was a Hindu priest, and that growing up in Wembley ensured that she got the full multi-culti musical deal in terms of influences. She’s young enough to almost be my daughter so I shall refrain from telling you what I was thinking about when I watched her video for the first time, but feel free to unleash ‘your’ inner angst in the comments section below.
I’m playing the Bharet Goel & Middleman Desi remix of her debut ’DJ, Do It Again’ on the Asian Network at the moment, and The single is out on the 22nd February. Check out her website (with great pictures) here.