Janel Marisse
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Janel Marisse

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

San Francisco, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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Janel Marisse @ The Grand Live, Venue Oakland

Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, California, United States

Janel Marisse @ The Well

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Janel Marisse @ The New Parish

Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, California, United States

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"Must Listen: Janel Marisse’s ‘Memoirs’ EP Is Candy For Your Ears"

Let’s be clear: ’90s music was the shit. And still is. Even a cool decade later, many artists have been trying to get that old thang back, hits and misses included. But if you were the type to soundtrack school days with Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child, then Janel Marisse’s Memoirs EP will hit close to home. She recently got shine on VIBE for premiering her “No Tomorrow” video, which was featured in a nationwide spot for ADD52 featuring Russell Simmons. Here, the petite songbird kills it all on her own. Whether teasing a potential bae on “Put You On,” a come-hither joint perfect for the club, or chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ all cool on “This Life,” Janel Marisse got you. So do your ears a solid and hit play below. Thank us later. -

"Samsung Milk Music TV Commercial, 'ADD52' Featuring Russell Simmons"

Listen to the hottest new artists on ADD52, a radio station from Milk Music! Each week, for 52 weeks, an unsigned artist will have the chance to have their song recorded to a single. The catch? You, the listener, will pick the winner! Samsung, together with Milk Music, is changing the way you listen to music! -

"Premiere: Janel Marisse Wants You To Come Thru In Her ‘Put You On’ Video"

After dropping her Memoirs EP last December, Bay Area’s finest Janel Marisse returns with the steamy visuals for “Put You On.”

Need the right lines to text a potential bae? She’s got ‘em here, singing, “I been waiting for you to come on/ You’re playin’ these games but comin’ off strong/ Messin’ with me, I’ll put you on.”

Calling on Riley Hero for the assist, Janel has all the right moves (her fly backup dancers, included) to put the game on notice. Cop her single on iTunes here and tune in to the Keoni Mars-directed clip above. - vibe


Still working on that hot first release.



Music has been a vital part of Janel Marisse’s DNA since she was rocking diapers. As the daughter of ballroom dancing parents, and sister to a music video director, she made any floor her stage. “I was always a performer when i was a child,” she says. “I was one of those diva children that loved the attention.”   Exposed to different flavors of music, including Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap and House thanks to her dad’s DJing gigs, Janel expanded her musical canvas at an early age. The Spice Girls, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child were among her muses. She would belt out their hits and mirror their moves in front of the television before YouTube covers became the norm. One unlikely role model was Pippi Longstockings, the pigtailed, quirky hero in the beloved children’s films. “I always admired Pippi because of the energy and free spirit she carried that reminded me of myself,” says Janel, calling Pippi her alter ego. “She isn’t too in tune in the way somebody should behave in normal society. She does what she pleases and what makes her happy regardless of what the “big dogs” think or try to regulate.”

While her Filipino features of piercing brown eyes, fair skin and long, dark mane cause double-takes on sight, it’s Janel’s vocals that single her out. The Bay Area native, who rings in at 5-foot-2, can dabble into the depths of soul music but bounce along to the jumps and drops from EDM to trap. It would almost be criminal to box her into a single genre. A frequent contestant in her schools’ talent shows, she began penning her own tracks at 16, turning songwriting into a frequent lyrical exercise. Now, at 22, she keeps her experiences preserved on paper. Thus, why Janel’s introductory effort is er EP titled Memoirs. “I introduce people to the freewheeling lifestyle I live, and, of course, added “memoirs” I have from relationships in the past and maybe even present,” she says of the project, which showcase her knack for narrating and writing. 

 When she’s not pulling all-nighters in the booth till 5AM, Janel is strutting on sidewalks and stomping on couches in the club alongside her ISO, a collaborative group of like-minded creatives and forward thinkers that was started by her brother, Keoni in 2007, (who also runs her visuals). Her team’s determination pushes her to clock in long hours at the studio and create good vibes in her music. “I want people to feel good, live life and know that shit happens, but you don’t have to be miserable. Keep it pushin.”

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