DJ Ritu

World Music Specialist

Mayor of London’s Music Board

Club pioneer & world music guru DJ Ritu began her turntablist career at The London Lesbian & Gay Centre in Farringdon in 1986. She took up residency at many women’s clubs like The Drum in Clerkenwell, London Women’s Centre (Holborn) and guested at The Pied Bull, Chats Palace, Emma Peel Fan Club and numerous LGBT Pride events across the capital.

Ritu’s world music residencies began at Asia and Shakti in 1988, reflecting her off-stage work as a diversity champion for all equalities. In 1991 she was voted Pink Paper DJ Of The Year and later went on to achieve many other awards on numerous circuits.

Ritu is the voice behind the UK’s definitive global music radio show – A World In London, the founder of Outcaste Records, a panelist for the European World Music Charts, and a member of the Mayor’s London Music Board. In 2015 Ritu was added to the Independent Newspaper’s Rainbow List.