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DJ Kayper

ArtForm: Event Host, CityShowcase Act/Composer

"Kayper is the best female DJ I have ever seen in my life!" DJ Jazzy Jeff

“She’s one of the dopest DJ’s I’ve seen on the turntables”. DJ Premier

“DJ Kayper has all the skills to tackle a classic mix” - DJ Yoda, Hip Hop Connection

DJ Kayper is a seminal force on the mainstream, dance, and urban music scenes. Hailed to be one of the finest DJs to pioneer new music today, she has hosted The DJ Kayper Show on The BBC Asian Network since 2006. The show is now one of the station’s biggest exports with a global listenership. It attracts some of the best urban and pop music artists from Drake, Nas, Will.I.Am, Common, Questlove, Damian Marley Lupe Fiasco, Nelly Furtado and Nicki Minaj to U.K. artists Estelle, Tinchy Stryder, and Jay Sean. Adding to her many accolades, DJ Kayper travels the globe to DJ at some of the most exclusive celebrity events. From the Cannes Film Festival, the Flaunt Magazine Party at Coachella, The Tao Lounge and Microsoft Bing Lounge at Sundance and SXSW in Austin to industry events in LA and Mumbai, Kayper’s presence is in high demand and it increases daily.  With a recent TV commercial for Nike following past TV adverts that show her DJing on the BBC along with guest DJ spots for Fader Magazine, DJ Kayper’s brand grows daily.

A record-breaking win in 2004 brought DJ Kayper, the title of first female winner of the Vestax Juice DJ Competition and an official sponsor that pushed her to the forefront of the DJ scene. Kayper has residencies and has headlined at renowned nightclubs including London's Ministry of Sound, Bar Rumba and exclusive venues like Bungalow 8 and The Box, New York City's famed SOB's, M2, The Knitting Factory and Joe's Pub, LA hot spots Eden & Supper Club, Chicago’s Sub 51, Vegas’ Moon at the Palms Hotel and Chateau at The Paris Hotel. 

Kayper promotes headline artists too. Ebonics, her own branded Cambridge club night from 2003–08 led her to spin alongside idol DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Cash Money, DJ Premier, Stone Love, Clinton Sparks, Killa Kela, and The Scratch Perverts to name a few. She's also played support DJ to Pete Rock, Pharaoh Monch, Ghostface (Wu-Tang Clan), Guru (Gangstarr), Common, Arrested Development and Roy Ayres.  Most recently she was the tour DJ for new pop icon Taio Cruz in the UK.

Kayper’s sound is wide-open, she plays all kinds of music (Electro, Dubstep, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, 80’s, Drum N’Bass) and audiences follow her for her limitless skill. This skill and Kayper’s blending make her mashups passionately anticipated. Her long line of successes cements her status and demand as a multi talented DJ and producer.  She collaborated with dubstep producer Engine Earz to create “Gimme Some” which has spread virally through the club scene in UK.  The track is supported by Diplo, Mumdance, MJ Cole, Caspa, Trolley Snatcha, Flux Pavillion and is available to download exclusively at www.MadDecent.com

The masses can experience Kayper every Friday night on the BBC Asian Network, 10 pm – 1 am GMT.

 

Biog as for City Showcase RTTB 2011

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City Showcase at RTTB 2011
Sunday 25.09.2011
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