Friday, September 20, 2013

September 20: ADULTS ONLY- Jordanian born singer, songwriter, performer, radio show host Ayah Marar is 33-years-old today.


Laura Ayah Marar was born in Amman, Jordan on 20 September 1980. She spent most of her adolescence in Jordan, before emigrating to the UK at 18 years of age, where she began her musical career at Warwick University.

She has since been heavily involved in the Drum and Bass scene, recording her first single 'Dance Child' with Loxy & Ink (Signal Records). She subsequently went on to record several singles in this genre, before meeting and collaborating with Calvin Harris and Toddla T in 2004.

Marar and Harris shared a home for a brief period, and she went on to collaborate on his debut album, performing the vocals on 3 of the tracks, as well as a guest spot on Toddla's album and a single with his previous band Small Arms Fiya.

Ayah then went on to work at a record shop, Uptown Records in Soho where she met and formed bonds with several radio and club personalities. In the meantime helping to establish and run Lucky Devil Records, and continuing to write and record with many established producers and artists on the scene.

She appears on Jack Penate, Bassline Smith, Calvin Harris (forthcoming and previous LP) and DJ Fresh albums as a writer and performer. Marar receives heavy support from Kiss FM, Ministry of Sound radio and BBC Radio 1Xtra, appearing on the latter several times for shows and PAs, and with huge support from the likes of MistaJam and Bailey.

Her recent single "Unstoppable" was Jam Hot Record of the Week. Ayah has since gone on to launch her solo career in, setting up her own independent label HUSSLE GIRL to release her own singles and album, The Real;  released October 15 via Hussle Girl and Transmission Recordings.

She has also guest hosted on several radio shows, also holding a radio residency on SPIN Jordan in her home town of Amman.

Ayah is currently touring her solo material with DJ Tenku.  She is also still heavily involved as a writer, and is a part of the UK dance movement.

For more about Ayar, visit her Website at –


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