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20 year old Jini Cowan is making some serious waves in the dance community.
Featured in MIXMAG and TILLATE MAGAZINE as ’ONE TO WATCH and accumulating no less than eight label signings in her first year as a producer, big things are expected from this hot new talent.
Based in Manchester but with demands from New York to Berlin to Croatia, Jini’s unique style can be heard all across the world.Described as one of the UK’s most up and coming talents she names Guy Gerber and Gui Boratto amongst some of her influences.Jini began work on her debut EP in July 2011 and within a matter of weeks it was snapped up by Axis Trax and released in August to which she received support from Paul Van Dyk, Jason Herd, Serotonin Thieves, Nikki Flame and Brandon Block. Jini is able to play a vast array of styles but has been gaining much recognition amongst many tech house and house lovers as of late. Jini says that Music is something that is a HUGE part of her life and there is nothing that she enjoys more than being able to share her love for it with everyone else!With the current flux of female artists popping up around the world at present, Jini Cowan is one name that’s going to be on everyone’s lips.
‘Jini Cowan has my blessing, she’s definitely someone that we’ll be keeping a close eye on! ’ – Simon Marlin (The Shapeshifters)
Described as one of the ‘UK’s most upcoming talents’ and Currently ranked as one of the top 10 DJs in Manchester, Female DJ and Producer, Jini Cowan has already achieved a great deal of experience in the club and industry culture, some that many would spend years trying to gain.
‘Working alongside Jini is always a pleasure especially behind the decks, with her talent to ’own’ the dance-floor in every set she plays. She is working hard in the studio and has some big things for the future. A true star in the making’ [Will Clarke /Stealth/Champion Records/ Whartone/ Stylus Recordings/ Influential House]
Jini’s musical seeds were sown at the age of eight when she attended a musical instrument open day and consequently began playing the piano followed by the flute at ten years old. Her teachers felt that she had a natural musical talent and throughout her junior and secondary school years, she also had been active and deeply involved in numerous bands and orchestras.
Following this, at the age of 15, she turned to DJing as a hobby, her passion for DJ’ing, was influenced by the genre of music she was listening to at the time which was mainly house and electronic during her GCSES. . She was hooked and had a burning desire to be a female DJ, a rarity in a male dominated field. Friends laughed her parents too, as no one believed she was serious when she disclosed her ambition.
Nevertheless, after saving every penny, she bought a pair of vinyl turntables and set to work on teaching herself to beatmatch using ‘Youtube’ videos plus helpful advice from friends who she began meeting, who were experienced in this area, which lead on to shadowing DJs.
By showing her commitment, Jini then began to play at many gigs, local to her town, Sale every Friday night, playing commercial chart music.
One day By chance, she was then spotted by a promoter whilst on a night out in Manchester, who offered her a weekly residency at OPUS in the Printworks.This is where her journey began…
On 26th December 2009, Jini made her debut at SANKEYS, Manchester. Voted the Number ONE Club in the world, she supported Roger Sanchez on two occasions and also KIM FAI.
At the age ofjust 20, Jini has already playedsome of Manchester’s biggest venues playing alongside other DJs such as The Trophy Twins,Vicky Devine,Jason Herd (Sublimal),Drew Scott (KissdaFunk),Jon Fitz (Strictly Rhythm),Jay C (Toolroom),and many more.
Not to mention having residencies at clubs; The Purple Pussycat, Revolution, Avici White, Entourage plus many more..
She has provided numerous guest mixes for radio stations including Manchester Radio Online, Manchester Global Radio on two occasions,Unity Radio,7 Waves Radio and also Felix Leiter ‘s (Ministry Of Sound, CR2) radio show!
As a budding DJ, Jini was always toldthat production is the key to being successful, after attending the Manchester College and completing a Music technology diploma in 2010, Jini felt that 2011 was the time to put words into action especially with having classical training under her belt.
Jini first had the chance to produce a track with international DJ and Producer JON FITZ, the track entitled ‘Tonight (Let Yourself be Free)’ features the voice of ‘2Femme’ vocalist Velma Dandzo and brings the sounds of Ibiza to your ears wherever you may be! This session really inspired her to begin working on her own material.
She began to work on her DEBUT EP in July, and within a couple of weeks of her uploading it on her soundcloud, she received an email from record label AXIS TRAX asking if they could release it. After the release In August, Jini then received support from international DJ and Producer PAUL VAN DYK amongst names such as Jason Herd, Serotonin Thieves, Nikki Flame, Brandon Block.. to name but a few!
Now in September, Jini has since been signed by labels Influential House,Divnius Music, LMP Recordings,RSR Productions, Zipped Records, Enchanted Digital, Stylus Recordings and Pink Flame Musicand most recently by House DJ and Producer D.O.N.S.
Her tracks have received UK airplay in clubs such as Sankeys, Gatecrasher Birmingham, and international play at clubs such as Mallorca Rocks, BCM amongst others as well as radio play on Passion FM numerous occasions and also RedSeaDance Radio (Egypt).
Despite all her current success, Jini is continuing to work hard in the studio, as she is determined to make her way to the top!
Recently, Jini has gained some recognition in Ibiza, Spain by a number of DJs, and hopes to make it over there to play sometime during 2012. She is also playing international gigs in Croatia and Berlin in the new year!
Music is something that is a HUGE part of Jini’s life and there is nothing that she enjoys more than being able to share her love for it with everyone else!