London and South East, UK
Artist / Band / Musician
After dropping out of Central Saint Martin’s (twice), Niyi released his debut single ‘Ur Mummy/808 Klap’. Despite being released on a bank holiday, it sold out within the week, and a European tour followed.
He graced the front cover of SuperSuper Magazine, and following a shoot with JCDC an 11 metre high image of Niyi hung alongside one of M.I.A and Jammer outside the Paris’ Musée de la Mode for a year, which could be seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower no less.
Niyi has played half hour guest slots on Radio 1 and XFM, and has also been interviewed on Steve Lamacq’s show and featured in a short BBC2 documentary.
Since his last single ‘Poached Eggs’/’I Love You All’, Niyi ran his weekly club night ‘I Heart Niyi’ at Punk in Soho for a year (Lady Ga Ga performed live for the first time in the UK last year as part of London Fashion Week and Calvin Harris, Little Boots and Golden Silvers have all DJed).
The same year saw Niyi on the decks at the likes of Glastonbury, Reading, Offset, Field Day and opening the annual fashion fair Bread and Butter in Berlin.
Niyi was also more recently a contributor on ‘Big Brother’s Little Brother’as a regular contributor, this is despite him apparently “not owning a television for more than eight years.”
"timing is perfect" (Mixmag)
"LOVE IT" (i-D)
"Quirky Bastard" (ARENA )
"I wasn't expecting something so dymanic. When I got hold of a copy of Niyi's CD I was really impressed." (Erol Alkan)
"Londons latest enfant terrible" (Rough Trade)
" twisted Neptunes style" (Inertia Music)
"Niyi's jacktastic mixes should do the business " (DJ Magazine)
"Today was playing Niyi Can't Mix in my flat all day." (Lulu Le Vay, The Observer)
"Niyi- the boy that can do no wrong!" (Jim Stanton, promotor who gave Scissor Sisters their first London gig)
"My favourite really good stuff." (Essential Mix, Radio 1)
"I think it rocks." (Larry Tee)
"One of the highest profile performers to emerge" (Jonty Skrufff)
"Sounds good to me, nice." (Neil Tennant)"Really diggin those tracks" (Tim 'Love' Lee, Tummy Touch Records)
"Marvellous tracks. Niyi Cant Mix is Superb." (Mark Moore)
"Playing the buggering knickers off this holy rollin mega track." (Kiss 100)
"We've all stumbled upon something special here." (Dee Ryding, BBC Television)
"Something is bubbling in London." (Steve Lamacq Documentaries, Radio 1)
"Not feeling this." (Phat Phil Cooper )
Final word from the man himself?
"I read in a magazine once that girls like guys in glasses HIGH FIVE!!!!"
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