Jamz Supernova - DJ
As one of the leading next generation DJ's in the UK, Jamz Supernova has passion for her craft in abundance. The 26 year old from South East London is of mixed heritage, with Jamaican, Irish and Cuban influences. She was surrounded by music from birth, with her parents love of the 90's New Jack Swing era leaving an indelible mark on her. "I wanted to learn how to DJ as the intricacies have always fascinated me", Jamz says. "I'm also a massive party girl and now I get to help create the party and set the right mood"
Her skill of being able to select the right tracks - not just the most popular tracks but ones that can make a difference - was quickly discovered by community London radio station Reprezent, who offered her a show. BBC Radio 1Xtra provided the next platform for Jamz, when she was asked to be part of their development program, ‘Xtra Talent’, and it wasn’t long before the BBC took the unprecedented bold step of offering Jamz three regular shows on the network, alongside inviting her to deputise for Toddla T and Benji B on sister station BBC Radio 1, Europe's largest youth radio station.
Through hosting three weekly shows on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Jamz has the privilege and platform to pioneer and showcase new talent across the future RnB, future hip hop and future beats spectrum. Jamz’ input into the ‘future RnB’ scene over the past 2 years has been instrumental in it’s growth and success in the UK, which is now going from strength to strength, Jamz having recently featured top calibre talent Ray Blk, Nao, Mura Masa, Bryson Tiller, Clams Casino, and SG Lewis on the show.
In 2016 Jamz launched her own women in music networking group. FLEXX meets quarterly and was founded alongside her good friend and industry plugger Amy Collins, aimed at connecting women in music in an informal and friendly setting. “We came up with Flexx as we realised whilst there are so many schemes & events for women trying to get into the industry, there isn't much support for women who already are!”