Bronx native DJ, producer and songwriter Joey LaBeija today announces his forthcoming enemies of progress EP along with lead single and music video “unavailable”. enemies of progress is out April 28th via Mad Decent. Check out “unavailable” music video below:
Making his name as a DJ and producer in the NYC underground nightlife scene — a low-key yet highly regarded machinist of genre-spanning club edits and twisted, danceable, experimental original sounds — it wasn’t until his 2019 full-length TEARS IN MY HENNESSY that LaBeija, channeling the complexities of a recent breakup, personally laid down vocals to his own music after encouragement by his good friends Shygirl and Coucou Chloe.
On enemies of progress, the Bronx-born, Puerto Rican-American, quintessentially New York multidisciplinary waxes brutally honest of a post-breakup world, drawing carefully from his diverse pallet of sonic influences of his punk rock roots, emotive electropop greats such as Robyn and Roísín Murphy, an R&B upbringing, N.E.R.D. and Timbaland, and affinity for global rhythms through an experimental electronic/pop lens.
“move on” and “onethatiwant” dive deep into the pains and pleasures that come along with modern, fleeting love and lust. “enemy of progress” shifts the blame on personal shortcomings, lead single “unavailable” acknowledges personal fault and poor judgement, whereas LaBeija is upfront and uncensored with his “cuffin szn” fling about his intentions to thot it up and pop his pussy in the club once the weather warms up.
Joey LaBeija – enemies of progress EP
(April 28th – Mad Decent)
1. move on
2. enemy of progress
4. cuffin szn