Francesca used to go by the name Jackie Misfit, DJing underground parties all over London and releasing under labels like Lokomotiv Recordings. She even started her own imprint, Echolette Records. Nonetheless, she’s a well-trained musician having studied vocal techniques and piano.
The EP sounds rather experimental, which is evident first in “The Change”. The vocal pitch alterations have you going from sexy woman, to soulful man to ranting chipmunks. “Is it True” is incredibly seductive – a true demonstration of Francesca’s vocal talent.
“Old School Anna” is a dancier tune on the EP, but “Sofiel” is the gem of the bunch. The combination of her sung melody, the lively bass and the soft beep every four counts makes for a damn delicious track.
Preview the EP and hear what she had to say about her production experience below.
EP Name: Changes
Record Label: Crosstown Rebels
Release: July 16
Genre: Deep House, Electronic
Concept or theme behind the EP: The music on the EP is inspired by different styles I’ve crossed during the years, as a DJ and producer of techno, house and electronic. Starting with “The Change”, I kept a disco vibe whilst its kick and the “Old School Anna” warehouse vibe which remind me of the old days playing techno in warehouse parties, to “Sofiel” which is more of a journey rather than a piece of music. “Is it true” is a more electronic song-based track and reminds me of my early days and my special vinyl collection of music, which I still listen to today. Each track has its own concept behind it, which is personal and not musical.
EP production experience: Lots of candles, chocolate and strawberries while writing. No obstacles.
Favorite track of the EP: Hmmm…Not sure, they are all so different, but I guess “Sofiel” is the one that still gives me goosebumps.