Jenn Vix

21st century retro electro rockism

Who she?

Rhode Island resident Jenn Vix is a producer, songwriter and recording engineer who creates electronic rock while navigating the male-dominated world of the music industry. Half a dozen releases in and with no sign of stopping, she should be in the sights of every ES reader.

Why Jenn Vix?

Her sixth release (the aptly titled EP ‘6’) kicks off with lead single ‘Ride’, a mesh of electropop and new wave that is, she explains “inspired by the feeling you get when you’re on a first date with someone, and you’re riding around in the car with them”. You’ll also find the Numan-esque ’The Mask Of Charon’ as well as dancefloor number ’Rover’ that channels Depeche Mode. There’s also ‘Show Me The Sun’ which features none other than former Adam And The Ants/ Bow Wow Wow drummer Dave Barbarossa. Vix is very much not pulling any punches.

Tell us more…

Vix has been an important force in the music industry since the 1980s, having been in the band Disco Donut with Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz on bass. She’s collaborated with Rema Rema’s Marco Pirroni, Tin Machine’s Reeves Gabrels, Psychedelic Furs’ John Ashton as well as the late Andy Anderson of The Cure. She’s also unapologetic about her feminism and will tackle sexism in the industry whenever she comes across it, having herself been subject to the likes of “you’re pretty good for a girl” and “who writes your music for you?”. Living by the mantra “never give up”, Jenn Vix is an artist you really should already have in your life.

‘6’ is out on Umbrella Music Co

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