Drum and bass, Musical Artist


Who is 1.8.7.?

1.8.7 is a pseudonym for Jordana LeSesne a musician and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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" 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 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 and Mixmag U.S. for 1997 as well as 1998. Her works have been reviewed by the likes of Spin, Rolling Stone, Urb, Mixer, Mixmag, Raygun, CMJ, 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 also made "Out Magazine's" OUT100 for 1999.

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. 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.

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on July 23, 2013


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