Electro pop singer songwriter Little Boots is a DJ now. She recently previewed the upcoming Burn EP with a mixtape that is streaming on Mixcloud.
Late last month Little Boots, or Victoria Christina Hesketh, announced via Instagram she would be releasing new music early next year. To seal the deal she premiered the BURN MIXTAPE via the FADER. The mix includes a preview of two of the new tracks and some of the producers on the upcoming EP.
According to the description, Burn will be released next month. The new work was produced by all female talent, including the Black Madonna, Yaeji, Maya Jane Coles, Peggy Gou and others. This is good timing given the sexual assault and rape allegations that have been prominent in the media.
Extremely excited to end this year by announcing I will be releasing NEW MUSIC in early 2018. Here is the first taste, a mix featuring clips of two brand new songs. ‘Shadows’ was produced by @joycemunizmusic and ‘Picture’ by @laurenflax, taken from my forthcoming EP ‘Burn’. I’ve DJ’d more than ever this year and am so inspired by all the amazing female talent around right now, so this mix is made up of some of my favourite girl DJs and producers including @kraejiyaeji, @blackmadonnachi, @mayajanecolesofficial, @peggygou_, @shanticeleste, @avalon9000, @francescalombardomusic, @kimannfoxman, @cassyofficial, @mariedavidson.official, @planningtorock. I hope you enjoy this soundtrack to your new year, and cannot wait to share more with you. Thanks as always for your incredible ongoing support, sharing this crazy and ever evolving creative journey with me. Let’s set 2018 on fire ? ? @lucrecia.taormina #littleboots #burn #newmusic #mixtape #djmix #femaleproducers #femaledjs #girldjs #womenproducers #womeninmusic #girlsondecks #girldj #femaledj #femaletalent #girlpower #girlshelpinggirls #girlsmakebeats
In an interview with Paper Magazine, Boots says that she has wanted to do an all female project for awhile now. “I’ve been doing this for nearly a decade, and I’ve worked with so many producers and writers who’re amazing, but the whole time I’ve worked with one female producer,” she said. “Still, female producers are a huge rarity in comparison to men. The imbalance is insane, and I’m like, Why is that? It’s not because girls aren’t good at production. Is it because there aren’t enough role models?” She continued, “Once I started digging around, I realized a lot of my favorite DJs at the moment are women, so I was like, Why can’t I see if I can make this work? It became this really great, inspiring framework, and it’s so important to put a spotlight on female talent — especially when they’re not the face of the project. If you’re a producer in a dark room, you’re not going to get a spotlight shone on you.”
It is Little Boot’s first new album since Working Girl in 2015. The new sound is darker and inspired by the past year. She has been DJing more, had her heart broken and moved from London to LA. “I want pop or dance music to be magic escapism,” she told Paper, “And I think it’s an exciting time for escapist music.”
Listen to BURN MIXTAPE through the media player below. Don’t forget to check out the track list.
BURN MIXTAPE Track List:
Little Boots – Shadows
Kim Ann Foxman – It’s You That Drives Me Wild (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Shanti Celeste – Make Time
yaeji – raingurl
Francesca Lombardo – Terra
Avalon Emerson – Dystopian Daddy
Jessie Ware – Midnight (Peggy Gou’s After Midnight Mix)
Cassy – Keep Trying
Joyce Muniz – Mushroom Disco
Lauren Flax ft. Josh Caffe – U Know
Marie Davidson – Naive to the Bone
The Black Madonna – He Is the Voice I Hear
Planningtorock – Let’s Talk About Gender Baby (Jam’s Maxi Version)
Little Boots – Picture