VIBE Premiere - Hold Me
So happy to be sharing this track and so grateful for it to be premiered on VIBE xx http://www.vibe.com/article/vibe-premiere-janine-and-mixtape-hold-me
Mixing has got me a looking like I’ve been stuck in a cave but I picked up the guitar and this is what came of my five min break. We can take a slow boat Drift off into the night Baby it’s about the ride But only when your by my side
Little bit up and a little bit down..
Don’t tell me it will go away I won’t be the same Ever. But I can be better This truth ain’t pretty But neither’s self pity So I’m giving it back.
Sneakers On I was playing around with a 90s drum machine in between working on the next couple of tracks and came up with this for a little bit of a good time.
My Regret sketchbook snippet.
JATM X DRAKE Playin up after getting heaps finished that I wanted to today. I got “Drake Acapella Google Search” to jump on one of the parts xo
Here is an acoustic cover I did of Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good” on U-Live TV Happy Friday! xo
I’ll get mad and I’m gon’ leave but I’ll be back in the morning.
Here is a rugged little video of playing live in BFM last week xo
Here is a little snippet of a verse I just wrote x Off for a little interview on FOUR TV with the most nicest crew out
1 sleep 'til the single release! Thank You's
1 day! Here is a sneaky still from the video out tomorrow! Man! 1 sleep till this video is out. I’m mad excited! It’s been a long time coming, a lot of work, a lot of fun and a lot of learning. For me it feels like a big deal to finally have something finished and it feels good! I am so grateful to everyone who is supporting me and what I do especially you people who have been...
Count down to the single release - My 14 most...
2 days! Feels good. Here’s 14 albums I’ve been cranking the most this year. 1 for everyday since the count down of the single release started. It doesn’t even touch on all of my favourite stuff of all time but all of these albums have influenced my songwriting and production in some way. All of these names below link to some of my favourite songs from each album. Aaliyah -...
Count down to the single release - Lunch break...
3 days! I wanted to say a massive thank you to Coralee and Alex for coming over during the video shoot for Bullets and taking photos. Not only did they take some amazing behind the scenes film photos (HERE) but they also took these babies in the 15 min lunch break. You can view these on facebook xo
Count down to the single release - Basketball,...
4 days! I’ve always been into playing basketball and watching AND1 Mixtapes. That’s actually a part of how the name Janine and the Mixtape came about… The name relates to three main parts AND1 basketball mixtapes, Hip-hop mixtapes and a mixtape you would make for someone you care about. It combines that tough ass hard working no bullshit attitude with a bit of cuteness and care. I...
Count down to the single release - New York 5 days! Last year I saved up and spent a month in New York. It was super inspiring to me musically and in growing as a person. There are so many things that make this place special. I made some “Bullet” points (just so I could use that pun) of some of these things to make my ramble slightly easier to read. There are heaps of amazing...
Count down to the single release - Filming Decent...
6 days! I wasn’t planning for this to be a part of the count down blogs but I had such a good time filming the interview for ‘Decent Exposure’ today and the guys who filmed it were so lovely I thought I would share some photos. I’m excited to see how they cut this together after running around a bunch of sweet places. Up on FOUR TV next Monday WOOP. Hurr are ze photos! ...
Count down to the single release - Single Cover
7 days till ‘Bullets’ Premieres on FOUR television!! Since theres only 1 week to go till ‘Bullets’ is out I thought you should see the artwork… HURR IT IS! I’m not kidding when I say I made 150-200 single covers before deciding to go with this one. I needed to put it up now so I can stop making new ones like a mad woman. Massive thanks to Eloise Handricks...
Count down to the single release - Kicks & Chains
9 days! Today’s not exactly anything deep but kicks and chains are a couple of my obsessions and they pop up in the ‘Bullets’ music video- photos here if you missed em. I love high tops and ‘dookie’ gold rope chains. By gold I mean metal/plastic painted gold. Mine’s pretty sweet but it kind of rattles - fake it till we make it homie. I have a growing...
Count down to the single release - Recording the...
10 days! I know this sounds crazy to any normal person, but I produced about 50 versions of ‘Bullets’ (maybe even more) and if I counted mix bounces we’d be in the 100’s. I produced all the beats and synths at home using real synths and drum samples. Personally, I can’t handle software instruments. The drums are a selection of home made samples, sounds cut from Motown songs, and some...
Count down to the single release - Aaliyah!
11 days! I love my 90’s Hip-hop and R&B and Aaliyah is one of the most inspirational females in that for me. Her voice was so smooth and the vocal melodies were pretty amazing. It was simple but soulful. The beats were pretty special too. More hip-hop heavy than your average R&B. Apart from the fact that she was extremely talented she was also very loved for her humility and...
Count down to single release - Nana x
12 days! Nana was the most beautiful person. She inspired me with her strength and her dedication but most of all, I was inspired by her kindness. The last card she gave me said “Wishing you love in your heart and peace in your soul always” I keep that card by my bed and try to live by that. She is a big part of who I am and this world hasn’t been the same without her. I...
Count down to single release - BIGGIE!
13 days! So we can get to know each other a little better every night at 7.30 until the single release on the 16th of April I’m posting something or somebody that has inspired me for the song (or just something I’m into.) Some of it is gonna be deep, some informative and some just dope things. If you know me well enough you probably guessed this was at the top of the list… My...
Release time WOOP
OK SO HERES THE NEWS! My first single and music video ‘Bullets’ is going to be premiered on FOUR live on the 16th of April!! Thats is 2 weeks from today. WOOP In order to celebrate I am going to post something or somebody that has inspired me or… something to do with the song every night at 7.30 on my blog www.janineandthemixtape.tumblr.com until the 16th when you can see it on...
Earth Tones and Crisp Khakis...: 5 on it - Janine... →
It’s a huge honour to be a part of this. Big love to my man Ash for this dope blog x trillinglame: This weeks 5 on it is with the extremely talented Janine Foster of Janine and the Mixtape. Seriously people need to see this girl do her thing, if you haven’t i suggest you do so. i hit her with the tough questions and she hit me with the dougie! Swag! Slick Rick’s Gold Rope or Biggies...
This is what I made in the last 2 hours for your face - I’m a little bit… It sounds kind of mushy, I better sort that out tomorrow.