Nooriyah (UK)
June 2023

Unmistakably, Nooriyah has paved her own lane when it comes to dance music. Connecting dots between diverse global music cultures; Nooriyah has made it her focus to blur those same lines, focusing on creating vivid musical diversity in her work without being told she can’t merge those vast musical communities.

Born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Japan and now based in the UK, Nooriyah, known for her work as DJ, audio producer and presenter, has spent the past decade championing sounds of the diaspora. Founding SWANA focused collaborative in London ‘Middle of Nowhere’ which went on to host her debut Boiler Room—achieving over 1,000,000 streams in the first 3 months. Nooriyah has also produced work for BBC 4 and continue to build upon her deep musical knowledge with other audio-
visual projects.

Since her emergence into dance music, Nooriyah has gained international acclaim and performed at venues and festivals globally such as Glastonbury, Nitsa and selling out her debut headline shows in London at Jazz Cafe and Colour Factory. It is no surprise that Nooriyah has built a following that not only celebrates what she is trying to create, but wishes to build it with her.