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Janaya Cowie – Label Manager

Janaya Cowie has privately worked alongside her brother, Wiley, since their teenage years. A consistent presence when it comes to handling business, Janaya has been bearing witness to the grime scene long before it was an established genre. With her role – and years of dedicated secretive grime service – coming more to the fore with the release of Wiley’s 2017 book Eskiboy, Janaya’s since become the force behind Eski Dance. Managing a studio that’s seemingly running 24-7, a record label and events, Janaya boasts a unique perspective on the business and culture of grime, past, present and future. 

Speaking: TRENCH: 20 Years of Grime

17:00 – 18:00

Exploring 20 years of grime, from RWD to TRENCH… ‘This Is Grime’ author and former RWD editor, Hattie Collins, leads this expert panel with our media partner, TRENCH, dedicated to the past, present and future of Black music culture. We explore the sound and scene that gave London a new global identity, from the early 00’s to now, we’ll also be taking a look to the future of one the UK’s most recognisable DIY sub-cultures.


Speakers

Jammer – Producer, MC & Grime Pioneer

Yemi Abiade – Contributing Editor for TRENCH

Hattie Collins – Journalist & Author

Janaya Cowie – Label Manager

Raj Kathwadia – Music Writer