FOUR LONDON IT GIRLS TURN BAD FOR VIPER
This 21 year-old English rose is one of the capital’s most exciting new vocalists, having signed in 2013 to Disturbing London, the independent label co-founded by Tinie Tempah. Despite being relatively new to the scene, Keable already has two incredibly strong EPs under her belt, 2013’s ‘Black Book’ and the deliciously titled ‘Lemongrass & Limeleaves’ in 2014. She even collaborated with the messiahs of UK EDM, Disclosure, on the dance floor filler, ‘Voices’. Almost as famed for her doll face as her gorgeous vocals, this beauty has a deep, strong voice that belies her cuteness, which will be evident for all on her highly anticipated debut album, due later this year.
Maya Jama is stirring up quite a social media storm; the half Somalian, half Swedish broadcast journalist has already made her mark on the scene at the tender age of 20. Having moved from Bristol to the big smoke of London at just 16, she quickly made a name for herself in the competitive world of TV presenting. Kick- starting her career as a presenter for the weekly countdown show on JumpOff.TV, she soon bagged a weekly show on Rinse FM before being unveiled as MTV: The Wrap Up’s new presenter in early 2015. Her energetic aura on radio and TV is contagious, and the fact she’s pretty easy on the eye can’t have escaped the attention of many people.
With her delicate features and Barbie doll figure, you’d be forgiven for thinking Rivah Kray is a model. The London born DJ has had her fair share of camera attention, from modeling for Vice on the eve of the launch of WAH Nails to appearing in Pretty Real’s Teenage Love/ Pretty Real video for i-D Online. Since then, the 20-something girl about town has made a name for herself behind the decks as a resident for one of East London’s finest club nights; Work It. Run by a bunch of the baddest females you’ll find in our fair city, their adoration of the nineties trickles down into their personal style. In addition to Work It, she’s blessed the decks at nights for Just Jam and Cherryade, plus many more. Now there she goes again, the dopest Ethiopian.
Jetsss may be just 17 years-old, but she’s almost certainly cooler than you, regardless of your age. As a resident DJ for one of London’s hottest hip hop nights, License to Trill, she’s popping up to DJ at all the events you want to be invited to. All long before being legal to drink at them! This is one of the new London It-girls to keep your eye on. Not content with solely DJing, Jetsss has also been dabbling in production, creating her own beats with a sound that blurs the lines between hip hop and grime for that distinctive London style.
This is an extract from the Spring Summer 15 Issue of Viper Magazine. Read more from the magazine here. Buy physical and digital copies here.
Photos by Edd Leigh
Words by Lauryn Tomlinson
Hair by Jake Gallagher
Make up by Zana Moses
Styling by Izzy Lo Steven
Nails by Kione Grandison