Tiana Khasi Releases Defiant Single ‘They Call Me’

Possessing a singular voice that’s been called “elegant” (Life Without Andy), “most dope” (Audiosteez) and “as venomous as it is honey-sweet” (Happy), it’s no wonder Tiana Khasi had already been streamed over 3 million times before Nuketown’s release, thanks to acclaimed features with The Kite String Tangle, Golden Vessel and labelmate Sampology.

A trained jazz vocalist and keystone artist in her hometown whose live reputation precedes her via her work fronting local jazz/hip-hop collective Astro Travellers, Tiana’s unique sound is heavily influenced by her Samoan and Indian heritage, and has seen her support Jamaican-American “TrapHouseJazz” sensation Masego, Swedish soul artist Fatima, acclaimed Australian collective 30/70, labelmate Laneous and more.

The first single from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘Nuketown’ found support as far as Complex UK, London’s Worldwide FM, Germany’s C-Heads Magazine, a spot on Gilles Peterson’s 13th Brownswood Bubblers compilation & Spotify playlisting (Just Chill) and as near to home as triple j, Double J, and community radio nationally. ‘Meghalaya’ was co-written and produced by Sampology; and is a rich tapestry of styles and influence, with inspiration drawing from themes of self-empowerment, family and heritage, the results of collaborating with contemporary musicians while studying jazz.