Baianá: Nia Archives Showcases Her Style And Skill As A Producer

The inimitable rising star returns with her first solo single since her breakout EP "Forbidden Feelingz"


Following on from a Notting Hill Carnival headline slot, sold out Secret Summer Rave and a huge win at the AIM Awards in the “One To Watch” category, the Bradford born jungle artist Nia Archives has released her most recent single titled "Baianá”, sampling the traditional Brazilian choir Barbatuques. 

A crazy amen break roller with a Reese bass line, Nia's euphoric instrumental is much less bouncy with a lot more of that imperfect old-skool grit of rave tapes from the late 80s and early 90s- something she identifies with and is inspired by.

Nia says, “I’ve always been a massive fan of Samba Music, Bossa Nova Music and Brazilian culture and had been a fan of the Barbatuques for a while. When I was looking through my samba / bossa playlist and thinking about songs to sample, “Baianá” was the one that stood out for me." 

Accompanying the track is an incredible video co-directed by herself and her long-time friend and collaborator, Delphino. Shot in her trademark fast paced, lo-fi VHS docu-style aesthetic, we are taken on a tour around some of Rio De Janeiro's finest sights from views of Christ the Redeemer and football in the Rocina favela to a cheeky dip in the waters of the Copacabana. 

The now London based artist is one of the most compelling and exciting artist/producers in the UK, winning the NME Bandlab Award for ‘Best Producer’, cover star on Spotify ‘Our Generation’ playlist and touring some of the UKs most prestigious clubs and festivals such as Fabric, Boiler Room and City Splash in 2022 alone. 

You can next catch her live at No Bounds Festival in Sheffield on October 14th, or even at Halloween At The Warehouse Project on October 29th. 

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