About the Author
Alissa Janine is a 22 year old singer/songwriter and rapper currently based in Berlin, Germany. Alissa grew up in Thailand and made her first musical debut on the stage of “Thailand’s Got Talent” where she received the Golden Buzzer and 2nd Runner Up Prize. She then moved to Berlin 2 years after to push her music career further, writing songs in English, German and Thai. Alissa is currently signed with Riverman, a London based record label and talent management company who has carried artists like Nirvana, Kurt Coban and currently carrying artists such as Placebo, Stefan Olsdal, Kyle Falconer, The La Fontaines and Echo Machine.
Music Video of Alissa Janine performing her newest single 'Deja Vu'
There has always been a fine line that distinguished characteristics of a musical element from another, which we later group these characteristics into genres. These characteristics may seem so vaguely different from each other, but astonishingly so flexible that we could merge them together and receive an element of surprise as a by product, along with a unique piece of artwork.
"The musical home lies on a premise with related history, growing up in Thailand I use to watch a lot of local television which showed Anime, a Japanese animated cartoon series with colourful characters singing energetic tunes while changing to cool spoken word, which I later discovered was rapping. I fancy to recreate this bubbly, cute yet bold statement of an art form, where people can continue to be inspired from the little things they come across in my tracks and apply it to their own practices, whether this is in or outside of the musical world."
"I aim to create a fresh new sound, with tiny bits and portions of all the things that inspire me. This could be the smallest thing, like a certain way I pronounce a sentence, molding it into a melodic flow in my next track. The foundation of my music, or the concert block that holds my little musical home together, is a seamless switch between singing and rap vocals. As the concrete stays solid, the colour and shape of the roof, window positions and doors are ever changing, these being the continuous change in musical elements and styles introduced in my work. I merge 90s E piano synths with trap drums, 2000s bubblegum pop melodies with trendy rap bars and rock inspired instrumentals with slow RnB harmonies."