It’s official – a quintessentially junglist summer is upon us. Following her support slot for Beyonce in London as the first artist to do so on her Renaissance Tour, the inimitable superstar Nia Archives returns with a seismic summer banger “Off Wiv Ya Headz”. A percy club cut that’s been a staple of her sets and setting crowds alight since it’s debut at WHP Manchester last Autumn and most recently at Primavera Barcelona, We Love Green and Love Saves The Day, this high energy jungle version of A-Traks clubland famous remix of “Heads Will Roll” is the first solo single since the release of her critically acclaimed Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall EP.
Dropping alongside the single today is another DIY Nia Archives production, directed and edited by the star herself on VHS tour cam footage from her recent trip in New York.
Speaking on the track, Nia shares:
“I wanted to make a spooky edit for Warehouse Project last Halloween and this is what I came up. I love the a-trak remix and I just wanted a jungle version of it.”
Hot off the back of her latest US ‘Up Ya Archives’ tour which saw her grace the stages of Coachella and turn dancefloors upside down in Brooklyn, Denver, Washington and Chicago, last month Nia shared a special remix EP to celebrate the recent release of Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall. The critically acclaimed original EP (️️️from Telegraph, Observer, NME, Rolling Stone at 7.4/10 Pitchfork) was given electrifying reinterpretations spanning every corner of electronic music including hardcore, breaks, jungle, bass, experimental club music and 2-step from some of the scenes brightest stars and most influential names Mall Grab, Mount Kimbie, Breakage, Special Request and Bakey.
With an enviable and seismic year behind her that included a MOBO win for “Best Electronic/Dance Act”, a Brits Rising Star nomination, DJ Mag award for “Best Producer”, NME Award for “Best Producer”, #3 in BBC Sound Poll, a record breaking debut Boiler Room, Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall was released in March and cemented Nia as one of the most exciting and in demand producers of a generation. Sweeping up support across the board from Zane Lowe, Dazed, i-D, The New York Times, The Guardian and more, the EP offered a timeless snapshot into the most recent chapter of her life including recent singles “Baianá” (18M + Global Streams), “So Tell Me…” (BBC Radio 1 A-List) and latest “Conveniency” (6Music & 1Xtra A-List). Lyrically Nia revealed a new level of maturity in a coming of age, in soon to be an instant classic sonic project that leant back into her songwriting talent.
Securing her place as one of the most culturally influential global new stars, Nia has also recently starred in an Adidas campaign alongside Kano to launch the new Jamaica Football kit, with her work as the face of Nike’s new Air Max Pulse that soon followed.