Djanaba is a Wiradjuri and Bundjalung woman from Newcastle with connections to the Wollombi people. Raised on traditional dance and song, Djanaba takes these lessons and interprets them within contemporary pieces of music. With influences from Florence and the Machine, Birdy and SZA, her unique taste in allows for a wide variety of styles to be portrayed throughout her music. Writing music since she was thirteen, the now 20-year-old has experimented with writing and performing from Klub Koori to Yabun.
First Nations artist and one of the winners of triple j Unearthed’s recent Collab Comp with Nick Littlemore, Djanaba entered the studio with Littlemore and set out to explore a topic close to her heart - female empowerment, passive control and gender judgement. The result is ‘Big Titties’, an uplifting and meaningful taste of electronica, out this Thursday on Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes’ label, Lab78.