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DJ-Kicks: Jessy Lanza
Artist
Jessy Lanza
Label
!K7 Records
Catalogue Number
K7407D
Release Date
19 November 2021
  • Vinyl 2×LP

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    with additional 'Wet x3' lube sachet (expected shipping 06.12.2021)

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    K7407LPS

    Estimated release date: 3 December 2021

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    Estimated release date: 3 December 2021

It’s with this genre-bending approach that Jessy Lanza presents her entry for the DJ-Kicks series – a sprawling, club-indebted odyssey that draws you in closer and closer with each listen. Recorded this summer, the mix is an incisive snapshot of her emotional landscape during the past 18 months. In 2020, with nothing but a van, a few personal belongings and her musical gear, Lanza and her partner relocated from New York City to the Bay Area to ride out the pandemic. A change of scenery, buoyed by the slower pace of their new home, gave her a fresh perspective during a worldwide screeching halt. Surrounded by Silicon Valley and the cult of wellness, Lanza drew inspiration from the synthetic grips of uncanny valley to create a striking cover that speaks to our curious times.

“The artwork is inspired by seeing beauty product ads on the side of a bus. I thought it would be fun to play with the visual language of wellness. It’s funny to me how easily people accept the world of wellness products as a remedy or solution. The emphasis is on the temporal. I see this obsession with the temporal as an on- ramp to detach and disassociate from reality, from oneself and also from the people around us. It’s interesting to observe how this plays out in modern relationships as well.”

Lanza has made a name for herself. “Making DJ-Kicks personal to me was important, like putting my vocals overtop and doing all the FX processing,” she says. “Getting my voice in there helped make the mix feel finished.”

Jessy Lanza’s DJ-Kicks mix also arrives as a divine stroke of timing. As the world slowly starts to re-open, it’s a portal into the ecstatic energy of the dancefloor; an emblem of genuine healing – both personal and communal – that transports listeners to a state of pure euphoria. “I made this mix to connect the dots,” she beams. “The songs I included are ones that people respond to everywhere regardless of where in the world I’m DJing. I made this in pursuit of the bleary 4 AM feeling; the moment when you hear sweet soul-burner vocals with drum patterns that won’t let you go home. There always has to be melody – whether it’s vocal or rhythmic, there has to be something catchy, something joyful and ultimately something that will connect with the listener.”

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Guess What Jessy Lanza 2:38 Buy

    Guess What

  2. 2 Seven 55 (DJ-Kicks) Jessy Lanza featuring Loraine James 3:12 Buy

    Seven 55 (DJ-Kicks)

  3. 3 Wet x3 Jessy Lanza featuring Taraval 4:56 Buy

    Wet x3

  4. 4 Twilite DJ Spookie 3:02 Buy

    Twilite

  5. 5 Lip Biter Michael J. Blood 3:20 Buy

    Lip Biter

  6. 6 Bail-E Mr. Ho 7:52 Buy

    Bail-E

  7. 7 Jungli - la (Joe Howe Club Mix) Crystal 6:26 Buy

    Jungli - la (Joe Howe Club Mix)

  8. 8 Freak Like U (Club Mix) Masarima 3:51 Buy

    Freak Like U (Club Mix)

  9. 9 Foaming Golden Donna 7:18 Buy

    Foaming

  10. 10 Teaspoon La Qoh Mafia Boyz 6:57 Buy

    Teaspoon La Qoh

Show All Tracks 27

Track List: 2LP

A1 Jessy Lanza - Guess What
A2 Jessy Lanza - Seven 55 featuring Loraine James
A3 Jessy Lanza - Wet x3 featuring Taraval
A4 Oyubi - 140yaku

B1 Jim C. Nedd - Maleka
B2 Jessy Lanza - Heaving featuring Taraval
B3 Dee Jay Nehpets - Na Na Na
B4 DJ SWISHA - If the Shoe Fits

C1 CN - Anubis
C2 Lolina - A Path Of Weeds and Flowers
C3 Mafia Boyz - Teaspoon La Qoh
C4 The Raining Heart - Raining Heart

D1 Michael J. Blood - Lip Biter
D2 Markus Mann - I'm Losing
D3 Mr. Ho - Bail-E
D4 Golden Donna - Foaming

Track List

01 Jessy Lanza - Guess What
02 Jessy Lanza - Seven 55 featuring Loraine James
03 Jessy Lanza - Wet x3 featuring Taraval
04 DJ Spookie - Twilite
05 Michael J. Blood - Lip Biter
06 Mr. Ho - Bail-E
07 Crystal - Jungli - la (Joe Howe Club Mix)
08 Masarima - Freak Like U (Club Mix)
09 Golden Donna - Foaming
10 Mafia Boyz - Teaspoon La Qoh
11 Markus Mann - I'm Losing
12 Jim C. Nedd - Maleka
13 Maarten Van Der Vleuten - Nightshift
14 Secret Werewolf - Yage
15 Grain - Untitled
16 Gant-Man - Distorted Sensory (Loefah's South Side rmx)
17 G3 - Drum 2 (Peanut)
18 Lolina - A Path Of Weeds and Flowers
19 Dee Jay Nehpets - Na Na Na
20 Oyubi - 140yaku
21 DJ SWISHA - If the Shoe Fits
22 Jessy Lanza - Heaving featuring Taraval
23 TAH - Beat It Up Like
24 Kanyon - IDFW Snakes
25 CN - Anubis
26 The Raining Heart - Raining Heart

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