Daily Nightly signs Melbourne hip hop songwriter and producer IJALE
Daily Nightly Records has signed Melbourne-based Nigerian Australian hip hop artist and producer IJALE.
A new single will drop on Friday, November 6 and follows the triple j playlisted debut EP Wildly Disparate Sounds with singles ‘Coffee Cups’ and ‘Hotlines’ which details the microaggressions he faced growing up in Australia as a person of colour.
“I’m so excited to partner with Daily Nightly for the new stage in my artistry,” he said.
“For them to see the work that I’ve been releasing, to know what I stand for, and want to push that to new heights is really humbling. ”
Label manager Annabelle Dalziel adds: “Beyond excited to welcome IJALE to Daily Nightly, he’s a raw talent in so many ways, including his ability to produce, mix and master his own music.”
Born Jerry Agbinya, he started out doing a degree in architecture and worked in a law firm for the money – neither of which he enjoyed.
He started creating beats and decided a few years ago to focus on the African and Nigerian elements in music, changing his name to IJALE, his middle name and the name of a late uncle.
Following a break from his Spirals project, IJALE began headlining shows earlier this year.
In August he became the triple j Unearthed feature artist after uploading his tracks.
At Daily Nightly he joins BOO SEEKA, Big Words, Pink Matter, Your Girl Pho, Picket Palace, London Topaz and Creature Fear.
The label is a joint venture by Untitled Group, the team behind the Beyond The Valley festival, and took its name from a 1967 track by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees.