Between the two of them, Jenifa Mayanja and Lola (aka Dakini9) have over 20 years experience in NYCs electronic music community as producers/DJs and label owners. They return with their newly launched joint label and music collective Sound Warrior with their second release riding high on the buzz created by their first outing which was well charted and reviewed.
This second EP from the label features multi-instrumentalist, beat-maker, producer Pursuit Grooves. Pursuit Grooves has released on Tectonic, Rush Hour, and Deepblak, amongst others. She has produced official remixes for award winning Argentinian pop/electronic band Altocamet, British artist Planningtorock and Swedish super duo The Knife. Here she turns in an eclectic atmospheric cut that moves through various beat patterns, going deeper with every bar. It is hard driving Chicago dark groove with a good measure of the tribal sound associated the Sound Warrior label. On the flipside, Jenifa Mayanjas My Reasoning features her voice sampled and chopped with her signature beautiful synth work,while sneaking in a wicked rhythm of organic percussion elements. Dakini9 closes the project with Trail Markers, a winding synth exploration that is becoming her trademark sound along with some darker rhythmic layers with more of that Sound Warrior ritualistic percussion. Sound Warrior is an engine fueled by a desire to bring much needed exposure to women who are underrated, up and coming and or showcasing already established artists/producers. In an industry where women have few mentors, the Sound Warrior umbrella can be a source of inspiration and support for women artists by creating opportunities, working together, and building community. [info from bh]