Last week, we had the amazing opportunity to sit down with boundary-breaking and multi-hyphenated dance music artist LP Giobbi at the official Nashville kickoff for Deep Tropics Music, Art, and Style Festival. Widely known for her bass-rattling house beats and electrifying live performances, the Oregon-born, Austin-based legend in the making is an inspirational producer, DJ, label owner, curator, music director, feminist, entrepreneur, and Piano House Queen. Mixing her background as a classically trained jazz pianist – she studied at UC Berkley – with her first love of piano house, LP Giobbi crafts genre-defying dance music. Since first breaking into the scene in 2018, she’s become one of the fastest rising artists in dance music, with both Billboard Dance and Your EDM anointing her as an emerging artist to watch.
She is also the co-founder of FEMME HOUSE, along with Lauren A. Spalding, a 501(c)(3) with the goal of creating and fostering more equitable opportunities for womxn, trans, non-binary, and other marginalized gender expressions in the technical areas of music. FEMME HOUSE seeks to create the future producers, mixers, and engineers of the industry by offering educational workshops, building community, propagating visual representation, and offering professional development resources such as networking, mentorship, and more. They recently launched a weekly radio show called Femme House Radio on Diplo’s Revolution, featuring interviews and mixes from these marginalized gender expressions and the best dance tunes from around the world.
Shortly following the official release of her newest single, “Close Your Eyes,” with HANA, LP Giobbi talked further to us about representation in the music industry and shared the advice she would give to her younger, and current, self. You can watch the full interview below!