DJ Kayper Bio
“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 skills!” – 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, Kayper has hosted The DJ Kayper Show on BBC’s 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 The Game to U.K. artists Estelle, Tinchy Stryder, and Jay Sean. Adding to her many accolades, DJ Kayper travels the globe to deejay at some of the most exclusive celebrity events. From the Cannes Film Festival and SXSW in Austin, Texas 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.
Kayper is a fierce advocate of homegrown talent and up-and-coming artists. She devotes an entire segment of the DJ Kayper Show to emerging artists who showcase their talents to her worldwide audience. A record-breaking win in 2004 brought DJ Kayper, aka Kaajal Bakrania, 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 headlined at renowned nightclubs including London’s Ministry of Sound, Bar Rumba and exclusive venues like Bungalow 8 and Met Bar, New York City’s famed SOB’s, M2, The Knitting Factory and Joe’s Pub. Her innate ability to understand audiences worldwide and keep the dance floors rockin keeps her sought after.
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 cement 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 http://www.MadDecent.com.
Check out The DJ Kayper Show every Friday night on the BBC Asian Network, 10 pm – 1 am GMT.