Exclusive Interview: Janine The Machine Talks Debut EP ‘High Places’ | Working w/ Tricky Stewart | & More w/ @MFWERadio

Janine The Machine confidently takes control of her own destiny. The Detroit-born and Atlanta-based artist quite literally does it all, powering every facet of her trapped-out R&B pop with a signature sense of spirit, style, and soul. In fact, an independent philosophy remains encapsulated in her very name.“I’m a machine,” she  smiles. “I write my own songs, engineer my own sessions, and mix my own vocals. I do it all.” 

Born and raised in Southfield, Michigan to a military mom and dad, our heroine went from playing piano and guitar  to cooking up beats in her bedroom. Inspired by everyone from Missy Elliott,  Santigold, and  Kelis to  Grace Jones and No Doubt, Janine took the first step on her path to being a creative machine back in high school. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a double major in music and communications, she began to catch the attention of industry tastemakers.


Following an Atlanta writing session with international pop artist Raja Kumari, Janine caught the ear of Grammy award-winning super-producer, Tricky Stewart [RihannaBeyoncéFrank Ocean]. Within a few days, Janine relocated to Atlanta, partnered with Tricky and began quietly crafting the signature sound.


Now, she makes a major splash with the 2018 debut EP High Places. “’High Places’ is a mindset. It’s about operating at the frequency that greatness lives.” she explains. “Whatever your high place is, get to it! Everybody has one. I reach mine through music.”She first teased the project with the buzz track, “High Places” [feat. Raja Kumari]. It quickly racked up 250K-plus YouTube views and counting as Janine’s profile rose. She kicked off spring 2018 by unleashing the single “Mañana.” In the end, by simply being herself, Janine The Machine remains primed to make a big impact on her own terms.“When you hear my music, I want it to be a reminder of how dope you are,” she leaves off. “There’s so much negativity in the world. I want my music to give people good vibes and keep them on a higher frequency.” Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Janine The Machine.