Jessy Lanza announces DJ-Kicks mix, shares collab with Loraine James: Listen
Jessy Lanza is stepping up to mix the next instalment of the long-running ‘DJ-Kicks’ compilation series.
Due out on 19th November, the mix takes in music from a number of Lanza’s friends and collaborators, as well as various contemporaries. Among the artists featured are DJ SWISHA, Lolina and Artwork’s Grain alias.
The mix also includes four new tracks by Lanza, including a collaboration with Loraine James called ‘Seven 55’. You can watch a video for that track below.
“I made this mix to connect the dots,” said Lanza in a statement about her ‘DJ-Kicks’ release. “The songs I included are ones that people respond to everywhere regardless of where in the world I’m DJing. I made this mix in pursuit of the bleary 4am feeling.”
Speaking about her new track and video, she added: “I wrote ‘Seven 55’ about a close friend and his inability to commit. I fantasised about the women caught in his web and wrote ‘Seven 55’ from their point of view. I think it’s important to face a nightmare head on so what better place than Las Vegas to shoot the video for a song about longing and denial.”
Lanza’s ‘DJ-Kicks’ mix marks the 97th release in !K7’s long-running series, which began in 1995. Disclosure were responsible for the previous instalment, which came out last month.
Find more information about Lanza’s mix, including the full tracklist, via !K7’s website.