I’m an Electronic producer/rapper and one half of the group Laya Laya.

Starting out as a Drum and Bass and Garage club MC before progressing to DJing and writing whole songs, my journey into production was born from a desire to create a particular sound as a backing track for my vocals.

After a brief stint as a backing singer in a band I had to go through speech therapy for a year, and during this time I honed my production skills, taking courses at Berklee School of Music Online, and later at Point Blank Online.

My lyrics are a mixture of comedy and commentary, with my songs aiming to be entertaining, thought provoking and danceable at the same time.

My sound is a musical summary of the city that I have lived in for most of my life, apart from uni. It is a microcosm of the globe. It is London. My music is a reflection of the UK’s and particularly London’s musical melting pot with inspiration drawn from Hip-Hop, Grime, Dancehall, Rock, R’n’B, Drum and Bass, House, UK Garage, Electronica, World and Spoken Word.

Highlights so far include airplay on BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and BBC Asian Network, performing at Trafalgar Square, hosting a residency in Germany, as well as a production credit on a Vybz Kartel track.

My influences include Dr Dre, Kanye West, Adam F, MJ Cole, High Contrast, Wookie, Outkast, Pharell, Basement Jaxx, Wilkinson, Alix Perez and Mura Masa.

Find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud as @1SuperJoshi.