Earlier today it was announced that Philly based DJ and Producer Gianni Lee will become a member of Jersey’s Thread Collective. The announcement came through twitter and mentioned Gianni’s joining alongside KJ Dreayshawn, the DJ project of Bay Area rapper Kreayshawn. In addition to his music, Lee is noted as the mastermind behind Philly fashion label Babylon Cartel. As an up and coming club powerhouse, Lee’s induction is less surprising than is is purely exciting.
Thread’s membership includes Jersey Club royalty Nadus, DJ Sliink, R3ll, Mike Gip and Ezrakh among others. Coming off the heals of a well lit Rae Sremmurd remix and club oriented remix of Raury’s “God Whisper” the cosign makes perfect sense. Gianni Lee’s music is far more expansive than his Philly Club roots, incorporating elements Jersey Club, Ballroom and creative notes that are indicative of the forward thinking nature of Thread’s preexisting roster.
The kicker, Gianni Lee’s official induction will take place at the third installation of our Club IHC series. It’s only fitting as Thread vet DJ Sliink is headlining and will surely preside over Lee’s induction.