NYC based artist MoXiie is by her own definition “jungle pop,” but first single “Anyway” possesses an eerie almost dancehall feel that outweighs the commercial elements of her music. The first generation Haitian American certainly has the background for an angst-ridden style, as she was born to teenaged parents in a drug-riddled Brooklyn neighborhood, which we can hear distinctly in the first line “Wherever I go, trouble follows me.” An early 90’s child, MoXiie was heavily influenced by Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z and her native Caribbean sounds during her formative years. The interesting part of her first released composition is that she has taken elements of that tropical beach-flavored sound and mixed it with alt-electronic. The underlying beat is indicative of her heritage, but the composition is so undeniably modern that the listener wouldn’t notice the Haitian-influenced beat unless they knew the backstory. Based on this first foray into electronic production, we believe that MoXiie will only continue to develop her eerie jungle pop sound within the industry.
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