13 July 2012 - 0 Comments
Janine and the Mixtape has gained critical acclaim in New Zealand after the release of her successful debut single, ‘Bullets’. And now the 22-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has been signed to Warner Music New Zealand with her debut EP to be released in August.
Combining 90’s hip-hop beats, R’n’B vocals and intricate synths with soul-baring lyrics; Janine’s sound focuses on her voice, the beat, and lyrical honesty - which is at the heart of every track.
Having spent her whole life devoted to music, Janine (who used to sneak into bars from the age of 14 to play open-mic nights) completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland in 2010 and also went on to win the University’s singer/songwriter of the year award later that year.
Since then she has gained a large fan following in New Zealand through her website, which is predominantly a sketchbook blog where her fans and audience are exposed to her creative process.
Taking a hardworking, “blood, sweat and tears” approach to her music; Janine writes all her own songs, produces the beats and designs and runs her own websites and social media pages.
Phil Howling, Warner Music New Zealand General Manager, says: “It’s with great pleasure I welcome Janine and the Mixtape to the Warner Music family of artists. Janine is an incredibly talented young artist with a very big future ahead of her. WMNZ are very much looking forward to being part of the Journey.”
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