It was such a pleasure to have DRIIA with me in the studio this week. DRIIA is the absolute powerhouse, not only is she an amazing Singer, Songwriter, Composer, and Electronic Producer, but she is also a lovely Lady.
DRIIA released her debut single ‘After Dark’ in February this year. A self-produced delight of bad boy garage flavors and sweet Melodie’s. This independent release gained instant success, being featured in multiple Spotify playlists, and has now received over 160K streams. This goes to show the instantly recognizable talent that DRIIA has. I’m sure this is the start of a very successful career in the music industry. Not only as an artist herself but also as a pioneering female producer, which the industry is calling out for!
Check out our chat as we discuss DRIIA’s musical journey so far and her music loves. We find out how she created ‘After Dark’ and what we can expect to come from her next. We also chat about what it is like to be a female producer in an industry, that is heavily male-dominated. DRIIA inspires other female producers to stick at it and follow suit! We finish off our chat with a beautiful acoustic performance of After Dark LIVE in the studio, you cannot miss this!
If you’d like to check the interview face to face, go see the video on my youtube channel.
Check out the catch-up show below. For the first hour, I play some of my favorite electronic producers from Mom.tudie, Bonobo, Sandunes, Nia Archives, and Porij. I then kick off my interview with DRIIA in the 2nd hour.
Come and have a groove with us!
Halana Roma Palmer
Elderbrook – Could
James Blake – You’re Too Precious
NATE08 – Hold Up
Mom Tudie, SAHRA, Quinn Oultan – Take Your Time
Hector Plimmer, Alexa Harley – Joyfullness
Porij – Nobody Scared
Little Dragon, FKJ – Water FKJ Remix
SBTRKT, Roses Gabor – Pharaohs
Bonobo, Jordan Rakei – Shadows
Sandunes – Elf Chord
Burial – Archangel
Nia Archives – Luv Like
Yunè Pinku – Laylo
Piri, Tommy Villiers – Beachin
Glamma Kid, Shola Ama, MJ Cole – Taboo (Ft. Shola Ama)
FKA Twigs, Jorja Smith, Unknown T – Darjeeling
Nia Archives – Forbidden Feelingz
Erika de Casier, El Trick, DJ Sports – Intimate – Club Mix
Ledbyher – MI AMOR
Kelly Lee Owens – More Than A Woman
Joy Orbison, Léa Sen – Better