Earlier this summer, Roxiny shared her triumphant debut single “9 Months.” The slow building track quietly moves into a full-blown anthem with Roxiny’s feverish voice climaxing with hair-raising wails amidst a backdrop of pulsing synthesizers, snarling guitars, tribal rhythms, and primitive drum machines. Today she shares MF Wiley of Midnight Magic and producer AKA JK’s (Jonathan Kreinik) groove-laden remix of the single. MF Wiley draws from Midnight Magic’s vibe, adding subtle disco touches to the song, while Kreinik, who’s worked on records of Run the Jewels, The Rapture, and Cassius, injects some deep house vibes. Listen here
As a singer/songwriter and women’s rights activist, Roxiny is laying the groundwork for a new kind of counterculture femme – embracing her power, defiance, and femininity all the while honoring her life’s most intimate details.
The granddaughter of a revolutionary who helped mobilize against Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo during his brutal reign, Roxiny has immersed herself in the advocacy for victims of injustice and frequently leads music workshops for GEMS, an organization that rescues girls from domestic sex trafficking.
Roxiny’s first big break would come in 2013 when Sleigh Bells enlisted her as a backup singer. Two years later, she partnered with Shan Nicholson (Rubble Kings, Downtown Calling), Little Shalimar (Run the Jewels), andTV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe to write the song “Phoenix” for the Rubble Kings soundtrack. The only female artist featured on the film score, Pitchfork highlighted the track, favorably comparing Roxiny’s voice to early Santigold.