MUSIC NEWS: ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE

Atlantic Records has announced a joint venture with Little Mixtapes Records and its founder, Janine and The Mixtape, managed by Andy Murnane/Frequency Media Group. "DARK MIND," the New Zealand-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer's acclaimed debut EP, will be re-released at all US-based DSP's on November 4th. 

"DARK MIND" is preceded by the new single, "Hold Me (Feat. Pusha T)," which goes on sale tomorrow, October 14th at digital retailers after premiering today exclusively via Complex (http://www.complex.com/music/2014/10/janine-and-the-mixtape-f-pusha-t-hold-me-remix-video).The original track has already proven a breakthrough for Janine, drawing more than 1 million plays on her official SoundCloud (soundcloud.com/janineandthemixtape) while also earning featured play on VH1's smash reality series, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. 

Now based in Brooklyn, Janine and The Mixtape – known to friends and family as Janine Foster – began performing at open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was but 14 years old. She soon developed her own unique amalgam of pop, indie, R&B, and hip hop, all built around her emotional songcraft, otherworldly vocals, and utterly individualistic persona. Released initially by her own Little Mixtapes Records in 2013, "DARK MIND" immediately shot Janine and The Mixtape into the spotlight – as well as the top 2 on the iTunes Store's "Top R&B Albums" chart. The EP – which also includes the hit single/video, "Little Bit" (featured on VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) – received worldwide applause, with high praise coming from such outlets as MTV, Billboard, VIBE Vixen, Complex, and VIBE, which ranked Janine and The Mixtape among their "R&B Secret Society: 26 Acts You Should Be Listening To."

A gifted visual artist and electrifying live performer, Janine has lit up the stage at countless shows across the Southern Hemisphere, including high profile festival performances in New Zealand. Here in the United States, Janine and The Mixtape recently knocked out a sold-out crowd at New York's world famous S.O.B's. A full state of North American live dates in support of "DARK MIND" will be announced soon – please visit www.janineandthemixtape.com for regular updates.

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