Five Questions With Janette King

Montreal, QC-based producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ, Janette King has recently released a video for her single, “Starlight”. The single is from Janette’s upcoming EP, 143 which is set for release in Spring of 2019.

Check out the video below and find out more about this talented artist in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Yes, my name is Janette King. I’m a Vancouver born songwriter, producer and DJ, now based in Montreal. I love to create soundscapes that move people.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I would say that my music is a cross between alternative electronic pop and RnB. I normally write with my favourite producers, Jordan Esau, Braedon and Alex Dobson however, my upcoming EP will feature other producers as well. Normally, I start with the foundation of the chords or a produced beat and then create the lyrics to compliment that. I often write about my own experiences and my life.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Yes, I have three great performances coming up!

March 16th I’ll be DJing at “Sister Spinner” featuring DJ’s Shades Lawrence MVCOKO, and myself.

March 22nd I’ll be DJing for one of Montreal’s best queer events, “Get Bent” at Le Belmont.

March 30th I’ll be performing new material at La Victrola. Presented by Pop Montreal, featuring L.A. Foster, Cyber and myself.

For someone who hasn’t seen my live singing performances yet, I would describe it as a journey ranging from an intimate, harmonious listening experience to an upbeat, deep house dance party. My live performance has a wide range of dynamics and also includes a lot of live vocal looping.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

It would be “Starlight”. It’s soft and beautiful but makes you want to dance at the same time!

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

My Current favourite Canadian bands/artists would be Gioco, Booty EP, Maryze, ImpulZion, Sophia Danai, Kimmortal, Cape Cartel, Lea Keeley, Kelpie, Jordan Esau, Braedon, Milla Thyme, Shaemara, Soft Honey, Tigerwing, Vica, Hua Li, Gray, Karimah, Ms. Holmes, Shades Lawrence and Samm. But there are so so so many more that I adore on top of this! Canada has such amazing talented humans.

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