Chicago-native and DJ/producer–J. WORRA–makes her debut on highly-acclaimed dance label Thrive Music with “On The Run”, featuring KALEENA ZANDERS and co-written with VanessaMichaels. “On The Run” is a vibrant house tune that marries the 90s nostalgia of Kaleena Zanders’ soulful voice with J. Worra’s en vogue tech-filled production.
The single acts as a looking glass for not only three different worlds of dance music colliding, but into the undeniable talent of these women.
For three ladies from different dance music backgrounds to make this sassy bop, there is a feeling of empowerment. VennessaMichaels says of the experience: “our collaboration is a strong way to showcase that, yes, females are out here songwriting, producing, djing, toplining….etc. This song is an example of that.”
“On The Run” is J. Worra’s third original release in 2019. The previous year was filled with festivals appearances (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Dirtybird Campout, Holy Ship! and more), multiple single releases (“Ride or Cry”, “Modern Medicine”, “Hourglass”), and high profile remixes for Kaskade (“Tight”), and Deadmau5 (“I’m Not Afraid”), and inclusion in the WAV x Mixmag’s ‘Magnified’ series, which campaigns to highlight and uncover forward-thinking musicians.
Kaleena Zanders and VanessaMichaels have also taken the dance music world by storm in recent years. Kaleena Zanders has become the go-to house vocalist to many well known DJ’s & has reached global success w/ her emotional ballad “Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been (Piano Edit)” which was used as the backdrop for Toyota’s tear-jerking Super Bowl commercial, and tells the story of eight-time Paralympic gold medalist Lauren Woolstencroft.
The songstress has also performed with SNBRN at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017 (“California”) and AC SLATER at EDC: Las Vegas 2018 (“Another You”).
On March 23, J. Worra and Kaleena Zanders will hit the Beyond Wonderland (Insomniac) stage together for a live rendition of “On The Run”, sure to get tech-house fans to “overdose on life”.
Stay tuned for more J. Worra 2019 tour updates to come.