Riya & Collette Warren: Women Make Music
A groundbreaking collaboration album between two female vocalists in Drum&Bass
Riya & Collette Warren are two successful vocalists/ topline writers within the drum and bass genre with over ten years experience and a friendship of eight years.
They have a collective followership of of 127,000 on Spotify, 37,200 on Facebook, and 16,478 on Instagram and their music projects have been featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music, UKF, Drum & Bass Arena and more.
Riya holds two awards for ‘Best Vocalist’ awarded by Drum and Bass Arena, a nomination for ‘Best Album’ and was one of the first females to have a live show sponsored by Native Instruments where she skilfully sang and DJ’d together across the world.
Collette also has her own band ‘Collette the Dots’ which is gaining a strong reputation in Bristol securing many UK and international bookings alongside her own Spotify podcast ‘The Mic Diaries’.
In 2021, with the backing of the PRS Foundation, Riya & Collette Warren are joining forces to write and release a unique and exciting collaboration album on their own imprint – Carnelian Music. As something that’s never been done before between two female vocalists this project is groundbreaking and will set a new precedent within the genre for co-writing and collaboration, especially amongst females and the vocalist communities.
All of the songs will address important issues such as female empowerment, gender imbalance, mental illness, unity, vices and addictions – all messages which need to be heard right now after a difficult couple of years socially and economically in the UK.
Carnelian Music (the label the pair are launching as a result of this joint album project)