Though she's long been a killer DJ, Nabihah Iqbal made a splash in 2017 with her debut album. Here she headlines SisBis, a party whose aim is to celebrate good music and the power of women.
Nabihah Iqbal (formerly known as Throwing Shade) (dj set)
Produced by women, DJed by women, designed by women, open to EVERYONE, SisBis invites you to celebrate good music and the power of women.
SisBis returns with resident lady DJ and Sicilian sommelier opening for Nabihah Iqbal (formerly known as Throwing Shade). Check out her boiler room set here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Het7XM_T10A
Many musicians speak of their versatility, but few can boast an MPhil from Cambridge specialising in African history, work in human rights law (predominately in South Africa), a Black Belt in Karate and enviable sonic CVs among their caches. Yet such is the extraordinary makeup of London-based Nabihah Iqbal, AKA Throwing Shade, a rising producer, DJ and NTS Radio host whose latest House of Silk EP was released via Ninja Tune in 2016. Having debuted on Kassem Mosse’s Ominira imprint and followed suit with releases for No Pain In Pop (Patten, Grimes, Forest Swords) and Happy Skull, Throwing Shade continues her patchwork of peripheral pop.
So far high praise for Throwing Shade has come from Pitchfork, Mixmag, Dummy, FACT, the Guardian, FADER, DAZED, i-D, Crack, Clash, the Quietus and Complex among others.
As well as working on her own productions, Throwing Shade also presents a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio, where she shares weird and wonderful music from around the world, with the aim of playing listeners tunes they won't have heard before.
All proceeds go to MRANG, a charity for Merseyside refugee and asylum seeker women.