Responsible for an abundance of chart topping hits, Amsterdam’s finest Lady Bee signs to Sweat It Out for the release of her energetic new single ‘Roll It’, featuring the sharp and determined vocal stylings of long time collaborator Tima Dee. Known affectionately as the leading lady of the global bass and house scene, Lady Bee once again delivers the unique and powerful funk, oozing charisma and magnetism with punchy lyrics, and attitude to match.
Listen 'Roll It' :
Providing some insight on how the production came together, Lady Bee explains, “we started this one by messing around with an analog synthesizer. Once we got the right sound for the bassline and layed down the structure of the track, the vocal really completed it. And also, to get some glitchy fills and variations we really experimented with stretching and pitching the vocals and the bassline to give the track this original and fresh feel”.
Celebrating the launch of her new single, Sidekick Music sat down with the multi-talented artist to discuss music, working tips, and many more…
Hi Bianca, thanks for your time! First of all, can you tell us more about Lady Bee?
Of course, thanks for having me! Yes, you could describe me as a DJ/producer that loooves and produces House and Bass music. I am definitely a music lover. I’ve always been and I’ll always be… When I was young, my dad was playing in a couple of bands, so I have always been connected to music. I basically grew up with a guitar in my hands, haha. And oh yeah, I am obsessed with spicy Asian food!
You’ve just released ‘Roll It’ recently, catchy title! What’s the story behind it?
Tima Dee is the vocalist and she also wrote the lyrics. When she sent me the demo, I instantly liked it! A fun thing to know is that I actually made two different tracks out of the demo she sent me. The first track being ‘Hybrid’ and ‘Roll It’ is the second one.
What’s your creative process for making music? Maybe do you have some tips to share?
Well, I always begin with setting the right vibe in the studio, starting with playing a melody and a drum loop. And to be honest, from there it just kind of comes naturally. I really like to work with singer-songwriters. Next week, I will have a writers camp with multiple singer-songwriters. I really enjoy doing these kinds of things, because it gives you the opportunity to be in the studio together, which makes the creative process a lot easier and so much more fun. So with writing camps, I usually send the singer-songwriters around 3 or 4 tracks that I think are really dope, so they can feel the vibe that I’m aiming to go for. Then when we are in the studio together, we start from scratch and that’s when the real magic happens. A small tip; try turning off your screen when you are listening to your project. By turning off your screen you can focus better on what you are hearing. That way you won’t be distracted by the way your “project” looks on the screen.
What are next month’s highlights for you, any releases ahead? Maybe touring plans?
Yes, there is so much exciting stuff going on! I have a lot of new music coming out this year. Starting with ‘Roll It’ on Sweat It Out and if we look at March I have an EP coming out on Maddecent. So make sure to stay tuned for that one! And in March I’ll be in Miami during Miami Music Week which is always a highlight of the year.
Finally, can you share five records that you can’t get enough of right now?
Hmm, there are so many haha! But if I have to choose, I would say:
- DJ Zinc, Chris Lorenzo – Deeper
- Hugel – They Know
- Jay Robinson – LSD
- Diplo – On My Mind
- Baauer, Channel Tres, Danny Brown – Ready To Go