Full Name: Kaajal Bakrania
Date of Birth: August 16th, 1983
Occupation: DJ, producer, radio presenter
How did she get started?
Kayper started using tape decks at the age of 7 and djing at 12. In 1998, when she was 15, she started playing in bars and clubs around South London. Her first solo single ‘Magic Faces’ gained the attention of BBC 6 music, 1Xtra and key blogs such as Hypetrak and Hunger Magazine.” Her follow up single, ‘Out My
Mind’, has exceeded 1 million streams on Spotify, gathered extensive airplay on BBC Radio 1 and received a radiant review from Pitchfork. To sum it up, the world opened up to her and she’s currently working as a DJ around the world. She lives in London.
Awards and nominations
Kayper was the first ever female winner of The Daily Telegraph Student DJ of the Year (2003). The same year Kayper won national recognition by becoming the first ever female to win the Vestax Juice DJ competition. She currently holds the award for Best Club DJ at The London Bar & Club Awards in 2012.
She transitioned from being a Turntablist DJ to BBC radio presenter to producer with ease. Her limitless skill has earned her a cult following in the Electronic music scene. Besides, Kayper made her debut as a producer when she collaborated with dubstep collective Engine Earz on the track “Gimme Some” which was co-signed by Diplo and released on his label Mad Decent in 2011.
The world is hers!
Kayper’s turntable skills, have gotten her residencies and headline shows at worldwide famous nightclubs, such as Ministry of Sound (London), Marquee (New York), LIV (Miami), Hakkasan (Las Vegas) and Studio Paris (Chicago).
Kayper also played at fine events including Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Festival, Neon Carnival Coachella, Lollapalooza and SXSW, as well as fashion and brand events for Samsung, Coach Carrera, Absolute Elyx and Salvatore Ferragama.
Kayper’s success has continued with her most recent single ‘Someone’ was released in June of 2014 on Spinnin’ Records. The track received diverse support from the likes of EDX, R3hab, Danny Howard and Radio 1Xtra.