It gives me the feels: Jayda G deals in good vibes and joyous jams - Features - Mixmag

It gives me the feels: Jayda G deals in good vibes and joyous jams

Life-affirming house music direct from the Canadian Riviera

  • Words: Patrick Hinton | Design: Vassilis Skandalis
  • 16 November 2016

Jayda G pours herself into her music, simultaneously injecting life and soul into the world through her exultant DJ sets and beatific productions. Hailing from the Canadian Riviera, she’s among a prominent crew of artists at the epicentre of a movement towards a serene and hazy take on house music.

Nowadays Jayda divides her time between British Columbia and Berlin while maintaining a hectic tour schedule, tearing across the globe like an intercontinental whirlwind of good vibes and joyous jams. It was in the German capital that she first met Sex Tags Mania co-founder DJ Fett Burger, while out for a drink with former Vancouver resident PLO Man, and the pair have since struck up a fruitful partnership.

In late 2014 they founded a party under the name Freakout Cult, and the following spring they evolved the project into a label with the glowing collaborative effort ‘NYC Party Track’. Last February Jayda’s debut solo release 'Jaydaisms' arrived in a fanfare of uplifting grooves and dreamy melodies, a tone matched on follow-up through 1080p.

Now Swedish outlet Geography has locked her in for a three-track EP called 'Swirl Shake Mix'. It marks a shift into new territory, audible on the measured rhythms and haunting vocals of 'Shake It All Down (Vocal Mix)'. Check out the premiere alongside an exclusive Q+A below.

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