Artist Watch: Giving Rochelle Jordan a 'Shot'

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rochelle Jordan is a bold sister. On her debut (freebie) mixtape, ROJO, she took to doing mash-ups with recognizable tunes from Kelis, Radiohead, and surprisingly KP & Envyi's "Shorty Swing My Way" (wow, take me back!).

While the mixtape is a bit of a hit-n-miss for me, she really had something a-brewing with "Sleep" as it features a pretty slick interpolation of Radiohead's "Lotus Flower" to where it sounds like Thom Yorke is right there in attendance with Rochelle, their voices just effortlessly melding in the mix. Like I said---bold. Yet, all of what Rochelle is mashing and mixing fabulously works, and it's proving that she's not the only Canadian to be delving into the deep dungeons of R&B to create moody pieces that rival the Playskool kiddie bop of what is being dubbed R&B these days.

In addition to her mixtape, Rochelle's is still churning out the tunes as a loner single, "Shot" was released yesterday, and it's pretty decent and continues to build on Rochelle's growing intrigue. If you like what you're soaking in, then be sure to grab it for free here, and also snag ROJO if you already haven't done so.

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