Of both Swedish and Malaysian heritage, musician Nadia Nair explores territory that is all her own, though informed by European dance music, Asian melodies and a tribal intensity that has the feel of Indian mantras. In her music, there are hints of pop, electronica, psychedelic, world music. It’s soulful and hypnotic. She released the latest single, “Hardships,” back in the summer.
Nair’s influences include M.I.A., Björk and Ravi Shankar, and she’s been played on various UK stations such as Amazing Radio. Working with Turkish/German DJ and electronic dance music producer Deniz Koyu, her music was released on Swedish House Mafia member Axwell’s label, Axtone.