If you don’t know, Jessy Lanza has released three albums alongside an incredible, energetic DJ Kicks compilation that features music from the likes of Grain, Oyubi, Masarima, Kanyon and more. Her sound cruises through many different facets of electronic music, from hyperpop techno to dreamy R&B, and glitch-y trap beats. She’s worked with Caribou and has also just recently released an extremely funky single, Keep It Secret, with Tensnake.
Jessy is an amazing producer, so the My Forever Studio hosts were excited to speak to the Hyperdub mainstay and find out about her dream music studio. By that we mean: where it’s based, what instruments are in it and if there are any extra luxury items she’d choose to include.
In this episode, we delve into her complicated relationship with Logic Pro, as she still holds affection for it despite criticizing its EXS24 sampler. She praises one of her favourite artists, Patrice Rushen, and slams Will Smith’s sampling of her. Lanza describes it as “a crime”, describing Will Smith jokingly as “a jerk” for ruining the song. Lanza talks about her admiration for Akiko Yano’s use of the Sequential Prophet-5 on Soul Train, how losing her vintage Juno-106 with Aer Lingus taught her not to take vintage gear on the road and her desire for her dad’s vintage 909.
Although we weren’t able to record this episode in person on video, we’d like to thank everyone that helped make the fifth season of My Forever Studio possible. Thanks to Tileyard’s facilities, we were able to video the series for the first time and the whole series wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for Audient.
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