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– Juki P2 is the new audio-visual Project by Pamela Méndez in cooperation with Tim Walsh (The Juki P2 is the new audio-visual Project by Pamela...Read Biography
Juki P2 is the new audio-visual Project by Pamela Méndez in cooperation with Tim Walsh (The Juki P2 is the new audio-visual Project by Pamela Méndez in cooperation with Tim Walsh (The Stepkids/ Stones Throw Rec), the artist and Graphic Designer Tobias Bolliger, DJ Kid Silly and Adrien Guerne (Los Orioles). Pamela Méndez made a name for herself in Switzerland as an extremely versatile singer and songwriter and music producer. She is also known for her activism in the fields of gender equality and equality in general organizing events, and workshops in her hometown, Bern Switzerland.
With Juki P2 she breaks the borders of the common band setting collecting the broken pieces of her musical past out of which she’s creating a futuristic soundscape. Communicating a unique, yet hopeful vision of society, and human relationships in her lyrics. A vision that grew simultaneously with her passion for the thriving and pumping energy of Juke and Chicago Footwork music.
Taking it as an inspiration rather than a target, she combines it with ambitious and sophisticated songwriting, ranging from 80- 160 bpm. This has helped her to find a world of her own. Juki P2 is influenced by warm indie elements and hand clapping components, all tied into the aesthetics of House, Breakbeat and 80s. Futuristic psychedelic Soul-Pop could be a way to describe this music, but it's just scratching the surface of what Juki P2 is creating. Think of it as a well-organized acid trip in a hotel in Las Vegas.
Another catalyst for the captivating energy and sound of Juki P2 is New York based music producer Tim Walsh, part of the legendary The Stepkids. Having found each other through the randomness of the internet, Pam and Tim worked on the postproduction and mix of 12 Songs in 14 Days, resulting in an intense studio session in New York that will see the light of day within the next year.
This body of work is compiled of songs that Pamela wrote and pre-produced with the help of Adrien Guerne in her studio in Bern. Dan Edinberg (Anderson Paak, Reyn Hartley) and Samuel Reinhard aka WILDLIFE! (Santigold, Popcaan, Lilly Allen) could see the grass growing and hopped on board as co-writers and co-producers on a couple of song. No doubt, Juki P2 is a magic expedition whose first steps started in Pamela’s soul, and was transformed into musical emotion through the bits and bytes of her laptop.
For the live experience Juki P2 naturally developed into a trio: Graphic designer Tobias Bolliger is responsible for the whole visual concept including Live Visuals. Meanwhile DJ Kid Silly holds Pamela’s back, giving her the energy to present the Chicago influences, not only through the music but also through her dancing.
It is a multi-channel experience with an oscillating heartbeat pumping between enlightened meditation and dance floor fever.