Jayda G will release her debut album, Significant Changes, via Ninja Tune on March 22. We're told to expect a a blend of vintage drum machine funk drawing heavily on Chicago’s house blueprint—as evidenced by new single "Leave Room 2 Breathe," featuring vocals by life-long friend and frequent collaborator Alexa Dash. The album follows a string of EPs, both solo and alongside her friend and mentor DJ Fett Burger, and her recent remix for Little Dragon.
The nine-track album was completed last year while Jayda G completed her Masters in Resource and Environmental Management specialising in environmental toxicology. Its title was the most used phrase in her final thesis and exemplifies how intertwined her work in science is with her work in music.
“I’m trying to bring my two worlds together… to bridge the communication gap, engage people in a new way," she explains. “I don’t know if people in the electronic music world will want to talk about the environment but I think I should try! I think it’s our duty to use a platform like this in a positive way, that’s our social responsibility.”
Jayda will be playing a four-week residency at London’s Phonox through February, as well as embarking on a tour throughout 2019 that takes in dates across 12 countries. Additionally, she will be hosting a series of intimate talks in London on February 5 and 19 aimed at offering young scientists a platform to discuss their recent academic work as well as their personal journeys.
01. Unifying the Center (Abstract)
02. Renewal (Hyla Mix)
03. Stanley’s Get Down (No Parking on the DF)
04. Leave Room 2 Breathe (feat. Alexa Dash)
05. Orca’s Reprise
06. Missy Knows What’s Up
07. Sunshine in the Valley (feat. Alexa Dash)
08. Move to the Front (Disco Mix)
Significant Changes LP arrives on March 22, with pre-order here.
Lead photo: Farah Nosh