This week, live from Mixmag HQ, Leeds-born DJ and producer Nia Archives offers up a selection of high-octane sounds typical of her ‘future-classic’ take on jungle, drum ’n’ bass, and a hybrid take on soul and rap. With influence from almost every walk of music history, Nia’s sound now hones in on a fast-paced 160BPM sonic often featuring her own velvety vocals to create some of her most recognisable tracks such as ‘Forbidden Feelingz’, ’18 & Over’, and ‘Sober Feels’. Nia’s most recent music endeavours have seen her land on PinkPantheress’ highly-acclaimed ‘to hell with it’ remix pack.
At just 22 years old, the jungle heavyweight has already graced the same line-ups as SHERELLE, Dr Banana, Plastician, and more UK bass contemporaries running in similar circles. This month, Nia dropped her jazz-jungle fusion track ‘Luv Like’, with influence from a self-described “warped perception of self and distorted self-image”, bringing together Nia’s own vocals with distorted guitar loops over whirlwind breakbeats. Catch Nia Archives in The Lab this week and sign up for guestlist here.