New Gen Junglist, Nia Archives Drops Brand New Single and Video
Hot off the back of her record breaking debut Boiler Room (over 2000+ sign ups), being named the BBC Introducing “Artist of the Year” as the first electronic artist to ever be awarded the prize and a recent MOBO Awards nomination for the newly introduced “Best Electronic/Dance Act” category and “Best Newcomer”, new gen junglist and inimitable rising star Nia Archives shares her latest single and video “So Tell Me…”.
Bradford born now London based, Nia Archives is one of the most exciting and compelling new artists in the UK making soft-hearted, cutting edge lo-fi jungle for introverted extroverts. Representing her Jamaican roots, nodding to and crediting the rich history of jungle music, in 2022 alone Nia Archives has won the NME Bandlab Award for ‘Best Producer’; been hotly tipped by The Face, BBC Radio 1 Dance as a ‘Future Star’, Spotify as their ‘Our Generation’ cover star, won the AIM Awards “One To Watch” prize and made her cover debut on Mixmag.
Following an unforgettable and era defining “Summer of Jungle” that saw Nia Archives sell out a Secret Summer Rave and play all over the world from All Points East to Glastonbury, Los Angeles to New York, Rio De Janeiro to Notting Hill, she has continued to command the unwavering attention of the UK scene, most recently on her euphoric Brazilian choir, Barbatuques, sampling club banger “Baianá” that’s already clocked over 1.9M streams on Spotify alone and scored another BBC playlist hattrick with the BBC 6 Music (A List), BBC Radio 1 (C List) and BBC 1xtra (C list).
Her euphoria inducing, club ready productions peppered with cathartic and honest lyrics about her life and experiences on her 2021 debut EP Headz Gone West (including ‘Sober Feels’ on 7.5M+ global Spotify streams) and most EP Forbidden Feelingz (6.8M+ global Spotify streams) have taken the country by storm and have been given the seal of approval from tastemakers across the board from Rolling Stone UK, GQ, British Vogue, The Face, Pitchfork, The Fader, i-D and CRACK. Her pre-summer single “Mash Up The Dance” with Watch The Ride has been streamed over 2 million times and playlisted across BBC Radio 1, 6Music, 1Xtra, Kiss FM and more with the more recent carnival cut “No Time” (1Xtra B List) with Clipz, Beenie Man, ShaSimone and Cristale further cementing the jungle prowess.