Zambian born Kiwi Beth Ruzibiza aka Jane Deezy has emerged from a two-year hiatus with a fresh new single, Divine Plateau. A member of AmmoNation, alongside brother Raiza Biza, Jane Deezy shares a raw, vulnerable side to herself in the soulful track. Produced by Sultry Sol it’s made its way onto NZ On Air Music‘s NewTracks compilation in October.
Jane Deezy. I’m Rwandese, Congolese, born in Zambia and lived in South Africa before moving to NZ. I’m currently living in Hamilton.
Most notably from the ‘Ammonation’ EP we (AmmoNation) released about a year ago but I also have two solo mixtapes and a solo EP out there somewhere.
It’s really just been a hearty, personal and honest way for me to break my almost two-year musical hiatus.
I think the most notable change for me is how comfortable I am with getting a bit personal, being transparent. That’s something that definitely came with age and experience. Otherwise, I’m still the same ol’ Cheeky Darky I always have been, haha.
All the preparation, time, effort and attention to detail that went into it. In the past I was happy recording something on my laptop in my room, giving it a quick edit and chucking it on Soundcloud, but now the people around me won’t allow it anymore, haha. Getting back on the horse meant really treating the songs all with the respect they deserve. Sure it’s more time consuming but it’s all so worth it when I hear how much of a difference to an already solid song that extra time makes.
I appreciate the emotional response it creates, in myself and especially those directly involved and invested in it. It’s got time travel powers for some of us. That’s pretty rad.
Sultry Sol was involved in the entire process, it is really as much his success as mine. He produced it, mix/mastered it, recorded it, all of the good stuff. Ha. I think the fun part only came when he and I broke up and we could both smh at how clumsily we navigated most of that relationship, how during the writing of the song was a bit of a therapeutic experience for me when we were trying to figure things out. It’s our first born! He’s still one of my best friends.
Everything happens for a reason, trust the process, flow with the current, love.
I’ve been working on some material with some of my favourite artists, I’m pretty excited about it. Also shot some exciting things y’all will have to wait and see about. I’m also excited to get back into gigging, my first in a while will be in support of a joint EP launch for Raiza Biza x Remi X Black Milk (massive) tour stop in Auckland in November. Yea, a bunch to keep an eye out for.
I probably struggled the most with information recall whilst filling out the application, I kept having to check with the guys which luckily are more onto it than I am/haven’t been hibernating for the last couple years haha.
Just search up Jane Deezy on Soundcloud/FB/Twitter/Google and i’ll be right there waiting for you :).