1.8.7

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Jordana LeSesne
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Jordana at Technorganic Records showcase party with MC Collaborator
Background information
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Genres Drum and bass
Occupations Producer, Musician, DJ
Years active 1995–present
Website http://www.jordanamusic.com

1.8.7 is a pseudonym for Jordana LeSesne, a musician and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] She became widely known in the mid-1990s as an American Drum and Bass producer. The Village Voice described her as being "[w]idely regarded as the top U.S. drum'n'bass producer"[2] She has released of over 50 tracks which includes three full length albums, several EPs, and many remixes under the alias "1.8.7". The album When Worlds Collide, released in 1997, became known for its "dark pummeling assaults". Several of her tracks have appeared as videos on MTV Amp[3] as well as MTV Europe. She has also licensed tracks for numerous compilations as well as the Sci Fi Channel. Both of her albums charted in the Top 25 of both the CMJ (College Music Journal) and Mixmag U.S. (later Mixer Magazine, now defunct) for 1997 as well as 1998[citation needed]. Her works have been reviewed by the likes of Spin, Rolling Stone, Urb, Mixer, Mixmag, Raygun, and Vibe as well as Knowledge - the U.K. Drum and Bass magazine. In 1999 she was listed in Raygun's "Who's Who of International DJs". She was one of the headlining DJ's on Knowledge Magazine's 28 city "Kung Fu Knowledge" tour in 1999.[4] She also made Out Magazine's OUT100 for the year 2000.[5]

Jordana's work has also influenced other artists such as well known dubstep producer Bassnectar who heavily sampled 5 A.M. Rinse (feat. MC Sphinx), the last song on her first album When Worlds Collide for his song Here We Go off of his 2010 EP and single Timestretch .[6] In 1999 Drum & Bass/Hip Hop producer and label owner, Hive approached Jordana to remix her song Defcon-1 also off of When Worlds Collide. Hives remix appears on his 2001 album The Raw Uncut.[7] Jordana collaborated with Lady Sovereign on a song early in Sov's career after the two met in an internet chat room for an online radio station which Jordana had a show on. Recently, New Zealand based Dubstep and Drum & Bass producer Alexis K/Unsub has also cited Jordana as an influence and the two are collaborating on music and a possible tour.

In addition to production Jordana has also been a DJ, musician and singer. In 2001-2002 Jordana worked at Flex FM in London, UK as Lady J with Lady Sovereign MCing for her during Jordana's radio show.[8] In 2002 she held a club residency spinning UK Garage, 2-Step Garage and House Music at legendary club night Trinity in London's Vauxhall neighborhood.

Currently, Jordana has returned to her rock roots and fronts a melodic goth metal band which is working on their first studio album. Additionally, Jordana is working on a new Drum and Bass E.P. for Bristol, UK based Complex Records. Her guitar and vocal work have featured on clips of songs off of her new E.P. posted to Soundcloud and on cover songs she has posted on AfroPunk.com.

Jordana has also been featured in two books. Her success rising from the depressed 80s economy of a "rust belt" city to MTV featured electronica artist garnered a mention in 2002 New York Times bestseller "The Rise of the Creative Class" by economist Richard Florida. An extensive interview with Jordana was also featured in "The New Transsexuals" a book by rock journalist and illustrator George Petros (Thrasher, Seconds, Propaganda, EXIT magazines) published in 2012.

She currently resides in Seattle.

Selected discography[edit]

Vinyl[edit]

  • 1995 Blondie "Atomic (The Beautiful Drum and Bass Mix)" VV58320 Chrysalis Records/EMI
  • 1996 RockStone Foundation "Dis Soun'" JS007 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 V/A - Nirvana EP "We Are Not Alone" JS114 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 Soul Slinger-Don't Believe "Abducted (1.8.7 Remix) JS118 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 Soul Slinger-Don't Believe "Ethiopia/JungleSky (1.8.7 Megamix)" JS118 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 1.8.7 - When Worlds Collide full length album EP1 "Defcon 1"/"When Worlds Collide"/"Blueshift"/"Dragonfly" JSK121 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 1.8.7 - When Worlds Collide full length album EP2 "Wake Up"/"Distant Storm Approaching"/"Ghetto Style"/"Ghetto Style (West Philly Mix)" JSK122 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 Murder 0ne (1.8.7)/T.Farmer "Annihilate"/"Memory" BOOST002 Boosted Records
  • 1998 This is Jungle Sky Vol. 5: Rock N Roll EP Disc 2 "Break In"/"The Return of Shaft"/"Konkrete Jungle" Jungle Sky JSK131
  • 1998 This is Jungle Sky Vol. 5: Rock N Roll EP Disc 3 "Atmosphere Remix"/"The Jam"/Beastie Boys - "Sabotage (1.8.7 JS Remix)" JSK132 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 1.8.7 - Quality Rolls full length album EP1 "Quality Rolls"/"Relax Your Mind"/"Phobic" JSK136 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 1.8.7 - Quality Rolls full length album EP2 *"Jerusalem"/"Get Amped" (215 Remix)/"Stigma" JSK 137 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 1.8.7 - Quality Rolls full length album EP3 "Rock The Party"/"Deep Stealth"/"Cross the Line" JSK138 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 1.8.7 - Quality Rolls full length album EP3 "United"/"Blue Nile"/"Reboot" JSK139 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 Jordana - "Pure Funk"/Stardust - "Music Sounds Better".. [With Bass] (Jordana JS remix) *whitelabel* JSK149 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 Jordana - Cities Collection 12" 1 "Hollywood (courtesy of Lucasfilm)"/"Los Angeles"/"New York" JSK157 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 Jordana - Cities Collection 12" 2 "Pittsburgh"/"Miami"/"San Francisco" JSK158 Jungle Sky
  • 2000 Loki and Jordana - "Murder" 12" *whitelabel*
  • 2001 Jordana - "Tampa Tantrum"/"In Your Arms" 12" TECO008 Technorganic
  • 2002 Lady J feat. Lady Sovereign - "The Intro Dub" (Flex FM)
  • 2002 Jordana - Full Colour 12" 1 *whitelabel* ConceptAudio
  • 2002 Jordana - Full Colour 12" 2 *whitelabel* ConceptAudio

CD releases[edit]

  • 1994 V/A - Interstellar Outback "Jungleman" ROM01 RomHyperMedia
  • 1995 V/A - Scotto Presents: Drop Beats Vol.1 "Ravestock Anthem" DROP001 Drop Entertainment
  • 1996 V/A - This Is Jungle Sky Vol.2 "Dis Soun" JSK008 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 V/A - This is Jungle Sky Vol.4 "We Are Not Alone" JSK116 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 V/A - Future Groove "We Are Not Alone" ?74321 50089 2 Ariola/BMG
  • 1997 V/A - New York Junglist "We Are Not Alone" AVCD11540 Avex Trax
  • 1997 Soul Slinger-Don't Believe CD "Abducted (187 Remix)" JSK120 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 Soul Slinger-Don't Believe CD "Ethiopia/JungleSky" JSK120 Jungle Sky
  • 1997 1.8.7 - When Worlds Collide CD full length album JSK124 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 V/A - This is Jungle Sky Vol.5 "The Jam" JSK130 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 V/A - This is Jungle Sky Vol.5 "Atmosphere Remix" JSK130 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 Soul Slinger - Upload: A Continuous Mix CD "Rock the Party" JSK142 Jungle Sky
  • 1998 V/A - Nu Balance: Domesticated Drum & Bass CD "5am Rinse" COA70016-2 City Of Angels
  • 1998 1.8.7 - Quality Rolls CD full length album JSK135 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 V/A - Sci Fidelity: This is Sci Fi. CD "Deep Stealth" SciFi Channel/Jungle Sky
  • 1999 V/A - This is Jungle Sky Vol.6 CD "Pure Funk" JSK150 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 V/A - This is Jungle Sky Vol.6 CD "Unite Remix" JSK150 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 Jordana presents 1.8.7 - The Cities Collection CD full length album JSK162 Jungle Sky
  • 1999 V/A - E-Sassin Absolute Friction CD "Worlds Apart" 21C.3007 Quantum Loop
  • 2000 V/A - Digital Empire: DJ Girl "Deep Stealth" 6454-2 Cold Front Records
  • 2001 Hive - The Raw Uncut EP CD "Defcon-1" (Hive Remix) VTXCD-002 Vortex Recordings
  • 2002 Jordana - Full Colour full length album ConceptAudio Limited Release
  • 2003 V/A - Girls In Space CD "In Your Arms" CD-9213 Urabon Records
  • 2005 Jordana - Jordana EP CD "In Your Arms" TECO CD001 Technorganic Recordings
  • 2005 Jordana - Jordana EP CD "Tampa Tantrum" TECO CD001 Technorganic Recordings
  • 2005 V/A - DJ Psycle-Back From The Future CD "In Your Arms" TECO CD-9213 Technorganic Recordings
  • 2005 V/A - DJ Psycle-Back From The Future CD "In Your Arms" TECO CD-9213 Technorganic Recordings
  • 2008 V/A - What the Bleep & Foi Oi Oi-Feelings For Detroit Vol.3 Yabette - "Babylon (1.8.7 Remix)" EEMIX003 Electronic Enlightenment

Videos[edit]

  • We Are Not Alone 1998 Directed by MSKW1 aka Michael Whartnaby
  • Defcon 1 1998 Directed by MSKW1 aka Michael Whartnaby and DBIDWA aka Dan Bidwa
  • Worlds Apart 1998 Directed by Gerard Ryan
  • Atmosphere 1998 Directed by Gerard Ryan
  • Ring Me Back 2002 Directed by Trevor McKinley

Filmography[edit]

In 2002 Jordana licensed "One vocal, background use, forty-five seconds (0:45) in length" from her song "Break In" to Paramount Pictures for the Zoolander DVD release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VH! Biography". Vh1.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  2. ^ Top Jungle Producer Attacked Tuesday, Feb 29 2000 Village Voice Archived 14 February 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ Perry, Dan (11 August 1998). "AMP". http://my.execpc.com/~danperry/. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kung Fu Knowledge Tour Cities". Bmotion. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Out Magazine (74): 45. January 2000. 
  6. ^ "Bassnectar's Here We Go sample of 1.8.7 feat. MC Sphinx's 5 A.M. Rinse". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hive – The Raw Uncut EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Sovereign, Lady (18 May 2002). "Lock In To FLex FM 2nite". http://www.ukmusic.com/. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 

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