Born in the streets of London and raised in the deserts of Dubai, Jairaj Ravrani began his musical journey, as Jai Nova, at the age 15 debuting in local clubs with his first headlining appearance alongside Dubai’s biggest radio hosts Kris Fade (Virgin Radio) and Saif and Sound (Channel 4). With his impressive presence, it was only a matter of time before he was spinning records on radio.
Having featured on multiple radio stations worldwide, while being noticed by dance music icons Avicii, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix and Alesso, the young pioneer was offered to launched his very own radio show, Novadose Radio, which is now broadcasted worldwide on stations in USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Australia, Africa, Japan, Brazil, Croatia and many more.
Early 2015 kicked off with a debut single called ‘Horizons’ which gained early support from EDM artists Blasterjaxx, Nicky Romero and Dyro including airplay on BBC Radio Introducing and over 175,000 streams on Soundcloud alone. Further in to the year, Jai found himself signing an official remix for #1 hit artist Natalie La Rose and Caroline D’amore on Republic Records/Universal Music, catching support from the 2015 #1 DJ’s Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, and Mixmag’s HYPE Magazine in Dubai.
In the following years, Jai Nova returned to the late Radio 1 Dubai to host his own segment ‘Jai Nova & Friends’ bringing special guests The Chainsmokers, Nervo, Yves V, EDX, Arno Cost and Max Vangeli. With over half a million live listeners, Jai Nova and friends delivered a historic performance known to be the biggest radio line up in Dubai history. This shortly lead to an exclusive remix working alongside record breakers ‘The Chainsmokers’ on their single “Setting Fires”. Meanwhile, Jai’s radio show ‘Novadose Radio’ also reached big milestones and gained over 16 worldwide radio partners airing the show weekly.
Finishing his degree in the UK by the age of 19, Universal Music Dubai announced the signing of Jai Nova
in early 2018. Jai kicked off the year with string of singles (Heart Is A Liar, Ride and Elysium) including remix packages which ultimately concluded with his “Homecoming EP”.
The releases gained a wide range of support across platforms taking the #1 spot on Apple Music’s A-List Dance (now known as ‘Dance XL) while being featured on iTunes with a homepage slider. Further playlist support included ‘Future Hits’,’Today’s Hits’ on Apple Music along with ‘Dance Rising’, ‘Friday Cratediggers’ and numerous New Music Friday playlists on Spotify.
The press also took part with radio interviews, newspapers articles and online publications from Red Bull, Gulf News, We Rave You and a front cover on City Times Magazine in Dubai to name a few. A music video for ‘Elysium’, shot in Dubai, was released on VEVO later in the year and eventually made its way on to MTV worldwide. Jai Nova’s closed 2018 with over 725,000 streams on Spotify alone.
2019 saw big yet promising changes for Jai as he became an independent artist. Partnering with Kobalt Music Group and their platform AWAL, Jai released 3 singles (Close Enough, Higher and 2AM) over the course of 6 months. Jai continued to see growing support from major radio stations such as Kiss FM (UK), Sirius XM (US), Slam FM (NL) including industry heavyweights Don Diablo and Sigala amongst others. Not to forget the variety of editorial support from streaming platforms which include playlists such as Dance XL, New Music Daily, and Summer Vibes, and New Music Friday across Apple Music and Spotify. During the summer of 2019, Jai was also invited to host a ‘Today At Apple’ masterclass in Dubai at the ‘Apple Store Dubai Mall’ (known to be the largest mall in the world). The year closed with Jai gaining over a million streams as an independent artist.
With the pandemic looming over 2020, Jai continued to release singles throughout the year. A new release titled ‘More of You’ saw impressive numbers on streaming platforms reaching over 200,000 streams on Spotify in just under a month becoming Jai’s fastest growing release to date. This was followed by releases ‘Where You Are’ and ‘See’ which also gained support globally. With the world still closed off and healing from the virus, Jai was able to close off the year on a positive note with a special showcase on KISS FM UK titled ‘Kiss Fresh Presents Jai Nova’. The exclusive show lasted one hour and was broadcasted nationwide.
With a noteworthy list of honours, this extraordinary young talent continues to live the dream.