Little Mixtapes Records and Atlantic Records have announced today's release of "DARK MIND," the acclaimed debut EP from New Zealand-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Janine and The Mixtape. "DARK MIND" is available now at all US-based DSPs. Fans had the opportunity to preview the EP audio re-release throughVibe http://www.vibe.com/article/watch-janine-and-mixtape-performs-hold-me-talks-love-hip-hop-feature.
"DARK MIND" is highlighted by the new single, "Hold Me (Feat. Pusha T)," which recently premiered exclusively viaComplex and can be viewed now at Janine and The Mixtape's official YouTube channel,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJAjB840OGU. 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'sLove & 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 slate 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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