As Nite Jewel, Los Angeles musician and multimedia artist Ramona Gonzalez makes synth-based compositions that twist 1980s R&B through an experimental filter. The balance of lo-fi production and a particularly abstract approach to groove on her 2008 debut full-length, Good Evening, would help create the template for the chillwave movement that followed shortly thereafter, but Gonzalez progressed significantly with each new album. Nite Jewel collaborated with artists like Dâm-Funk and Julia Holter as she dabbled with pop, funk, and dance-oriented approaches to her always-morphing sound, delivering both highly accessible, bright work like 2017's Real High, and more stylistically challenging material such as 2021's No Sun. Born in Oakland and raised in Berkeley by musically inclined parents, Gonzalez studied philosophy at Occidental ...
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