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Pure Spice

Photo of Manara DJing in shades

DJ and broadcaster Manara has dazzled dancefloors and airwaves with her upbeat demeanour and electrifying blends of club cuts, pop tracks, and South Asian sounds. Alongside a party-starting mix, she speaks to Aneesa Ahmed about her varied musical upbringing, her Pure Spice show on BBC Asian Network, and taking inspiration from Mariah Carey, memes and more

Many DJs want to pull off mind-blowing blends, but few execute them like Manara. When she plays, you’ll hear thrilling combinations of deep-cut rave tunes...