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Friday 7 June 2024



DJames, the renowned DJ known for his eclectic mixes and infectious energy, unveils his debut as a producer with the release of his new single, ‘Avalay’. This irresistible Afro-Pop track features the exceptional talent of Crayon (Mavin Records), a star in the Nigerian music scene. ‘Avalay’ is the lead single from DJames'forthcoming debut EP project, promising a summer filled with infectious rhythms and captivating melodies.

Avalay’ is a playful love song that seamlessly blends Afro-Pop and Amapiano influences. The track's relaxed yet irresistible rhythm is guaranteed to get listeners moving to the beat. Crayon's smooth vocals perfectly complement DJames' signature production style, which effortlessly merges diverse genres to create a fresh sound.

DJames shares his excitement and inspiration about this new chapter in his career, stating, "I wanted to create a record that encapsulates what I am about, as a producer, creating Afrobeats which heavily features live instrumentation and infuses many different sounds”. On his choice of collaboration, he said “I have been a big fan of Crayon for years and we have a great relationship. I felt he was the perfect artist for this and he delivered!". The ever-talented Crayon describes the song as "a song of assurance that paints the picture of a partner that can be depended on for any type of support”.

With its catchy melodies and infectious vibe, ‘Avalay’ is destined to become a staple on summer playlists across the globe. The track is available on all major streaming platforms.


James Grey, professionally known as DJames (King of Blends), is a UK Champion DJ, artist, producer, curator, music editor and radio host, hailing from London. With a deep-rooted passion for music spanning various genres, DJames has carved a unique niche for himself in the global music scene.

While widely recognised for his electrifying DJ sets and captivating live performances over the past 17 years, DJames' musical prowess also lies in his ability to craft immersive sonic experiences in his 3-year music production career. His studio productions are characterised by a seamless fusion of diverse sounds, ranging from Afrobeats and Dancehall to R&B and beyond.

He has collaborated with a diverse range of artists (Drake, Burna Boy, Asake, Chris Brown & Stefflon Don), further solidifying his reputation as a sought-after producer. With a string of successful releases and remixes under his belt, and with his first lead project released, DJames is set to expand his global influence further and continue to push boundaries.


Crayon is a multi-talented singer and songwriter signed to Mavin Records, one of Nigeria's leading record labels. Since bursting onto the scene in 2019 with his debut EP ‘Cray Cray’, he has quickly become one of the most exciting voices in the Nigerian music industry. Known for his smooth vocals and captivating melodies, Crayon blends Afrobeats, Pop, and R&B to create a unique and captivating sound.

With chart-topping hits like ‘Ijo (Laba Laba)’ and a critically acclaimed debut album ‘Trench to Triumph’, Crayon has solidified his position as a rising star. His music resonates with audiences worldwide, and his collaborations with renowned artists have further cemented his status as a force to be reckoned with in the global music landscape. His collaboration with DJames on ‘Avalay’ showcases his versatility as a performer and his ability to adapt to different musical styles.

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