This past June, an otherwise little known singer from Brooklyn, going by the name of Roxiny, released the astonishingly powerful single, “9 Months,” about an abusive relationship. Interview called it a “cathartic force.”
It is to be sure just that. “You had me buried alive nine months / And I’m done,” she howls in defiance over a visceral, dramatic musical backdrop.
Hoping to convert it to an anthem for the dancefloor, as well, MF Wiley + AKA JK crafted this potent ‘Losing My Mind’ remix – which BlackBook premieres here. Its chunky beats and smooth grooves do indeed recast it as an 80s-style electro club anthem.
“I’m always honored to work with people I respect musically,” Roxiny says. “AKA JK and MF Wiley are definitely two people I feel that way about; so when they came on to remix ‘9 Months’ I was over the moon. I knew whatever direction they took it in, would be something I could get by. This remix feels like summer in the city – it’s a perfect celebration of the catharsis that the song for me.”
Expect to hear much more from her sooner than later.