Style Crush: Janine the Machine

The Millennial hustle is all about passion, grit and hustle. Young recording artist Janine the Machine personifies all three, taking full control of her musical sound (and destiny) by writing her own songs, engineering her own sessions, and even mixing her vocals. She is quite literally a machine, both in her ambition and her skill set — and she’s only begun to charge up. The songstress, who just released her EP ‘High Places’ on April 27th, plans to shake the music industry up by making unequivocal individuality cool again. How does she intend to accomplish this? By having a clear vision, taking tons of risks, and being purely authentic; both with her sound and her style.

“If you don’t know who you are, you leave room for other people to create your destiny. And honestly, fuck that.”

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Reuben Chapman

Janine the Machine’s sound is an innovative blend of old school vibes blended with neo-soul and a touch of West Indian flare. She notes a diverse range of iconic musical artists, from Kelis and The Spice Girls to Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott, as influences in the rolodex of artists that helped her discover and define her sound. Her upbringing in a Jamaican household also exposed her to the bass-driven rhythms of reggae music. Collectively, these unique influences orchestrate Janine the Machine’s signature sound. When this talent is combined with the legendary producer Tricky Stewart — known for his work with the likes of RihannaBeyonceJustin BieberBritney Spears and more —  a sound is created that breaks boundaries.

“I love bad-ass women who aren’t afraid to speak their minds and take risks. My sound is all about taking risks and daring to be different.”

We get our first sample of Janine the Machine’s talents with her debut single ‘Mañana,’ which is a Summer-ready song with a sexy, chill vibe. Be sure to listen to Janine the Machine’s full EP here and check out an exclusive look at her style profile interview with The Strut Magazine below!


Watch the official music video for Janine the Machine’s single ‘Mañana below!

Janine the Machine EP ‘High Places’ Out Now!
Gabriella Layne

Editor-in-Chief of The Strut Magazine

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