Home' LOTL : March 2010 Contents You may not know the face, but you'll
definitely recognise the voice, for Inaya Day has
been providing the vocals to some of our favour-
ite house music tracks for several years. From the catchy
groove of 'Horny' to the rebel cry of 'Nasty Girl', Day's
soaring vocals have the ability to transport the listener
high above the dance floor. So it's no surprise to hear that
Day first got her musical start in the local church choir.
"I heard and listened to music at home all my life,"
remembers Day. " e rst place my mother ever took
me, as an infant, was to choir rehearsal at our church...
my rst musical memory is of singing 'I Made a Vow to
the Lord' at church as a four year old."
Her musical talent was discovered very early on,
with Inaya securing her rst recording gig at the age of
twelve. Still Day confesses she never took it seriously as
a child -- "I just thought everyone could sing."
"I wanted to be a veterinarian or a journalist. It
wasn't until I was around 13 years old that I really be-
gan to believe I could make it into a career."
us a young Inaya found herself providing back-
ing vocals for a number of famous artists and a er a
move across the Atlantic to Germany car ved a niche
for herself in musical theatre. It was whilst in Germany
that Day came across producer/DJ Mousse T who
collaborated with the singer on her rst house music
tracks - 'Keep Pushin', 'Hold Your Head Up High', &
'Horny', which proved to be huge dance oor hits.
e songs were worlds apart from the gospel and
R&B of her youth, yet Day soon put her stamp on
the house and hip-hop scene and found herself called
upon to collaborate with the likes of ueen Latifah
and P Diddy. ese days Day has a vast musical cata-
logue on high rotation, chalking up projects with eve-
ryone from MC Lyte to Bootsie Collins to Ashford
and Simpson -- she's even penned tracks for the likes
of Missy Elliot and uincy Jones. With something
like 52 singles under her belt, Day protests she has no
outright favourite track but does confess a fondness
for "Ri s and Ray's remix for 'Nasty Girl'. ey used
Michael Jackson's loop from 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get
Enough'... And since he's one of my favourite artists
ever, that made the remix really stand out for me."
is month Day will be bringing her tracks to life
for an Aussie audience, arriving downunder to play
B!tch's Mardi Gras recovery party. Day plans to deliver
a kick arse set. "I
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DJ Mike Cruz;
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MARDI GRAS 2010
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Inaya Day rocks the B!tch recovery party. By Cec Busby.
Who: Inaya Day
What: B!tch Of cial Mardi Gras girl's recovery party
Where: Oxford Art Factory
When: March 7
Tix: First release $25 + bf
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