Pod Imiya’s love for DnB and jungle became an obsession after making obsessional raving pilgrimages to London. She was a regular attendee at night such as Cyberfunk, AKO and Rupture events. Spending most of the night beside the speakers at the front, she was first exposed to the jungle and DnB sounds of the 90s. These events motivated her to delve deep into listening to and learning about the music and culture that captivated her. Pod Imiya has since created an extensive playlist of the back catalogues of labels like Reinforced, Moving Shadow, Lucky Spin, Renegade Hardware and Metalheadz.
Pod Imiya is a DJ and producer that plays a mix of jungle and drum and bass styles from all eras. Her sets are usually centred around jungle breaks and techstep sounds mixed with uplifting pads and vocals. She often includes mash-ups of dark and heavy tunes with ethereal female acapellas and trance leads. Pod Imiya first started DJing at Hit & Run in Manchester, and quickly went on to play at nights across the UK including Rupture, License to Jungle, Chicken Shop Events and Anomalies. She has supported names in the scene including Doc Scott, Gremlinz, Breakage and Sully.
Pod Imiya had been writing music and learning production techniques since she was a child. She was always determined and encouraged to take it further and release her own music. This culminated in her first release ‘Dawn’ on Repertoire’s Streetlight Vol 2 compilation. The track was featured in articles by UKF and Mixmag and has since been played on several radio shows, including by Mantra on the Rupture Rinse FM show.
Expect a lot more moving forward from this highly gifted talent.