ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE;
MULTI-TALENTED NEW ZEALAND-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER
TO RELEASE ACCLAIMED “DARK MIND” EP IN THE UNITED STATES;
STELLAR NEW SINGLE, “HOLD ME (FEAT. PUSHA T),”
PREMIERES TODAY EXCLUSIVELY VIA COMPLEX;
“DARK MIND” ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 4TH
I just found and wrote about Janine and the Mixtape a couple of weeks ago and now this……
Atlantic Records has announced a joint venture with Little Mixtapes Records and its founder, Janine and The Mixtape, managed by Andy Murnane/Frequency Media Group. “DARK MIND,” the New Zealand-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s acclaimed debut EP, will be re-released at all US-based DSP’s on November 4th.
“DARK MIND” is preceded by the new single, “Hold Me (Feat. Pusha T),” which goes on sale tomorrow, October 14th
at digital retailers after premiering today exclusively via Complex
. The original track has already proven a breakthrough for Janine, drawing more than 1 million plays on her official SoundCloud.
Now based in Brooklyn, Janine and The Mixtape – known to friends and family as Janine Foster – began performing at open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was but 14 years old. She soon developed her own unique amalgam of pop, indie, R&B, and hip hop, all built around her emotional songcraft, otherworldly vocals, and utterly individualistic persona. Released initially by her own Little Mixtapes Records in 2013, “DARK MIND” immediately shot Janine and The Mixtape into the spotlight – as well as the top 2 on the iTunes Store’s “Top R&B Albums” chart. The EP – which also includes the hit single/video, “Little Bit” (featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) – received worldwide applause, with high praise coming from such outlets as MTV, Billboard, VIBE Vixen,Complex, and VIBE, which ranked Janine and The Mixtape among their “R&B Secret Society: 26 Acts You Should Be Listening To.”
Thanks to GoogleMusic, I now have some great new music to listen to!
Janine and the Mixtape – Dark Mind EP (2013)
Of course, upon hearing this sultry, get into my feelings voice, I immediately downloaded the music and added it to my “all about bae” playlist.
A New Zealand import, Janine – singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist – spent some time in Brooklyn to complete the Dark Mind EP. Take a listen for yourself and enjoy. Oh, but get you a glass of wine first and light a few candles too while you’re at it.
“Hold Me”, one of the five singles on Dark Mind (and one of my favorites) has gotten the attention of music critics nationwide. Check out her video below.