Kanika – ‘It’s My Body’ CLUB REMIX

Kanika – ‘It’s My Body’ CLUB REMIX

An activist curator and cultural spokesperson, KANIKA is a musician native to Baltimore, who deeply resonates with the injustices occurring on our doorstep. Previously released as a neo-soul track in 2022, ‘It’s My Body’ was one of the highly anticipated songs teased from her 3rd solo album, coming Spring this year. Invoking and facilitating conversations around important societal themes, Kanika’s work truly embodies the meaning of unity, female empowerment, and freedom of expression. Despite centralizing upon heavy topics, such music proves technically beautiful and atmospheric. Known for layering up-tempo dance tracks with soulful ballads over rock guitar, Kanika proves undefined by genre with the recent release of ‘It’s My Body’ CLUB REMIX. Coupled with thought provoking lyricism through a dance beat and powerful vocals, this party track encompasses a melodic narration of lived experiences from the United States as we approach an important time: January 22nd marking the 50th Anniversary of Roe V Wade.

Well-established in the proactive grassroot subculture, Kanika aims to change the world with the lyrics of her music, and to be the type of artist that can create unity through song. Hailed as a high energy performer with a catchy spark, Kanika is an accomplished singer, songwriter and “Artivist” who uses her gift of music and voice to uplift the world and inspire awareness and social change. Over the past decade, Kanika has been known as the front woman of rock/SKA band The Upstarters. By fan demand, she has been invited back for performances at neighborhood events, popular regional festivals and nightclubs as the headliner or concert opener. Kanika doesn’t just sing what she believes but is living proof that you can live your passion AND impact the community.

Recently introduced on network TV from United States Congresswoman, Lisa Blunt-Rochester – proudly serving Delaware, Kanika made an appearance on DETV’s New Year’s Eve special, an African American owned and operated TV network airing on Comcast channel 28. Not her first political statement in protest, Kanika sang for over 24 hours straight in Washington DC, to break the record of the longest filibuster and demand the Senate pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Also a finalist in the Songs For Good national writing contest during the 2020 election cycle, her “Vote in 2020” soundtrack for democracy became one of the top TikTok sounds used by voters across the US – contrasting from The Real Housewives of Potomac to Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. A career day frequent flyer and TED Talk speaker, Kanika advocates for economic equality and has assisted over 1,000 unemployed Baltimore residents in receiving workforce training to acquire a healthcare career.

KANIKA WRITES: “Although a very political message in defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling to end a woman’s right to choose, It’s My Body was always intended to be a female protest anthem that you could bop to. The original afrobeat release caught the attention of many DJ’s and dancers from around the world. In seeing their enthusiasm, I felt doing an EDM dance remix would further heighten not only the message and energy of the song but create powerful moments where dancers could use their body via dance as a form of protest.”

It’s My Body’ was written and produced by John Gordon, who has worked with legendary icons such as Prince and Stevie Wonder to name a few. The song also includes the inspiring collaboration of G.U.M nominated producer Josiah Bassey – Grammy nominated in 2022 for his originally written track, ”Hold Us Together” performed by H.E.R., featured in the Disney Plus movie “Safety” – who contributed to Kanika’s single as a member of the vocal production team.

Remix produced by John Gordon [White Collar Music]



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