GinaJeanz: Interview

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GinaJeanz is the second artist featured in the Rocking The Daisies series, where the focus is on artists who are debuting at this year’s festival, creating their own path and pioneering forward-thinking music.

GinaJeanz is the undisputed queen of future beats right now. Her music has an air of grace, strength and fervour. The utmost effort and care is put into every track she releases, and her consistency is exceptional. Born and raised in Windhoek, Namibia Gina moved to Cape Town in 2010 to study graphic design at CPUT. The 26-year-old has since based herself in Cape Town where she works as a model, illustrator and producer. GinaJeanz is the first Namibian to play at Rocking The Daisies. We caught up with her about this and her musical journey.

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1) How and when did you start producing?

I started producing in 2007 with FL Studio. Back then I was just doing it for fun, but as I progressed I realised it was something I was really passionate about.

2) What is your production process like?

I normally take some personal time out for myself to draw inspiration from my surroundings, this would entail a day at a museum, painting, or meditating. I have to set the tone and clear my head space before I get into my production.

3) You’re the first Namibian to play at RTD. How do you feel about this?

I feel honored to represent my country at such an established music festival. This is a huge opportunity for me to showcase the talent out of Namibia.

4) What was your reaction when you found out RTD wanted to book you?

I thought they were pulling my leg, I was so shocked when I got the email. I had to re-read it a couple of times just to make sure.

5) Which artists are you looking forward to seeing at RTD?

I’m definitely looking forward to Snakehips and Flume’s performances.

6) What are you looking forward to the most about playing at RTD this year?

Just the whole experience really. I’m looking forward to playing my own music and meeting the other performers, and having a good time with the crowd.

7) Which local artists would you give anything to collaborate with and why?

I recently came across Langa Mavuso’s music and I just think his voice is so silky and smooth.

8) How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before?

Future beats, a twist on r&b and melodic progressions.

9) What advice would you give any females who are thinking about starting producing music or who have just begun?

For me it’s all about consistency and constantly challenging myself. My advice would be “just start somewhere, and really work on your craft”.

10) Name one local artist we should be listening to right now?

Langa Mavuso, for real.

11) What can we expect from your RTD set?

I have a pretty chilled future bass dance set prepared, but who knows I might just switch it up.

 

  • Rocking The Daisies takes place from 5-8 October 2017. Get your tickets here.

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