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chiika, fol­low­ing her suc­cess­ful per­form­ance at JoyR­uck­us Club 3 (the world’s largest Asi­an artist fest­iv­al), has teamed up with pro­du­cer and fel­low JoyR­uck­us Club pro­du­cer P.Salm to release ‘Cata­lyst’, a cocky and self-empower­ing hip-hop track about not hold­ing back and wel­com­ing con­front­a­tion. Mixed and mastered by Asi­an-Amer­ic­an duo Club Yokai, the hard-hit­ting song has been cre­ated by an all-Asi­an team.

chiika is host­ing a Listen­ing Party to pro­mote the release via Hot­Vox on May 13th, and per­form­ing at the Hox­ton Under­belly, Lon­don, on May 27th. A nat­ur­al per­former des­pite hav­ing only star­ted her jour­ney as an inde­pend­ent artist dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, chiika is ready to take the stage by storm and has an impress­ive lineup of releases planned through­out the rest of the year.

Born in Lon­don and raised in Oxford, chiika is in her pen­ul­tim­ate year of uni. chiika writes songs that reflect her exper­i­ence grow­ing up as a queer first-gen Indi­an immig­rant and dis­cuss sur­round­ing rela­tion­ships, aspir­a­tions, and self-reflec­tions; her lyr­ics are hon­est and core-cut­ting in their fin­esse and sim­pli­city. Her friends have described her music as ‘11pm on a Tues­day night’ and ‘sit­ting down with some whis­key and a good friend’. chiika is influ­enced by a vari­ety of artists and genres, but her music could per­haps best be described as a mix of Mahalia and Keh­lani, with a bit of OSHUN mixed in.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.