Crowned queen of drum & bass at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards 2014 and named as the best D&B vocalist ever by innumerable critics, Riya has put her versatile voice to work on countless hyped releases, from her huge singles ‘Open Page’ and ‘Redlines’ on Metalheadz to ‘Piano Funk’ on Toolroom Records, ‘See Your Face’ on Shogun Audio and ‘Waiting On’ on Samurai Music.
Riya is more than a vocalist – she’s recognised as an artist in her own right, and her work has seen her garner a loyal fan base and a respect amongst her peers that most MCs/vocalists could only dream of. Data Transmission describes her as “a versatile siren who can switch from vulnerable to tough faster than you can rewind the drop. Believe the hype.”
2015 will see Riya release her debut album on Spearhead Records on 7 August. The album features collaborations with some of the scene’s leading figures, including LSB, Break, Total Science, Enei, Hybrid Minds, BCee, Dynamite MC, Frank H Carter III, Collette Warren and many more.
Riya is available for album tours, Ableton live DJ sets, live PAs, and to host your sets.