During her short time on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Mimi Imfurst definitely made an impression with her emotional breakdowns and catfights with the other ladies. She was a little cray cray, but in a good reality television way. She’s hoping to parlay that national exposure into a legit singing career. Through a chance meeting at a karaoke party, Mimi teamed up with JC Cassis and Rony Goffer to form a new type of girl group for the millennium, XELLE
The group describes themselves as the blending of the Spice Girls with a hint of Ke$ha and a little dragtastic RuPaul thrown in for good measure. With their debut single, “Party Girl“, they are hoping to take on the pop and dance music charts by storm. Written and produced by Zach Adam, “Party Girl” is a fun-loving dance anthem already a favorite amongst nightclub DJs in the US. The music video is an homage to NYC’s infamous outlaw parties of the 1990s and serves as a love letter to NYC nightlight and party girls everywhere.
To be perfectly honest, I actually kinda like it. I know, right? Often times, my email gets jammed up with things to check out and often times, I’m underwhelmed. I have to admit, the song has grown on me tremendously. It’s great campy fun. If you like Rebecca Black’s guilty pleasure viral hit, “Friday“, then you definitely can’t say no to this little gem. Check it out below.
Xelle “Party Girl” Music Video
Directed by Hilarion Banks and choreographed by Ryan McNally, the video was filmed without a permit on a moving NYC subway train- the N/Q to be exact. Geoffrey Mac, a Lady Gaga favorite, provided the costumes for the shoot.
It’s not bad right? I mean if “Tardy For The Party” can be a hit, why can’t “Party Girl“? Just in case you wanted to get to know the ladies more, I’ve posted their biographical information below. For more information on the girl group, head over to www.xellemusic.com.
JC Cassis is a singer/songwriter/producer of dance-pop. She is a native New Yorker of Sicilian-Scottish-English descent, a Harvard graduate, and a first place winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo for singing. Before Harvard, she attended The Spence School in Manhattan, surrounded by Gossip Girl types as she studied acting, dance and music. Upon returning to New York City after college, she taught herself to record and produce music, as well as write with various collaborators and find her sound. After completing her much-beloved self-produced, self-released debut dance pop album, she performed extensively in clubs, warehouse parties and bars all over Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Rony Goffer was born in Israel and raised in the Philippines, where she discovered her great love for Musical Theater. Upon her return to Israel at 16, she met singer/songwriter and producer Zach Adam, who made her a back-up vocalist for him and other Israeli artists, part of a published songwriting team, and playing the lead in his award winning Rock Opera adaptation of Oedipus the King. Rony is an alumna of Beit- Zvi, Israel’s foremost school for musical theater. In 2010, her song “Winning” (written by Zach Adam and Jenna Torres) was featured in Sony and Rise Sport’s compilation album, “Triumph Through Football, for the Fifa World Cup. Rony is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Scholarship.
Mimi Imfurst can currently be seen on the 3rd Season of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo. She is a 9-time Glammy Award nominee and 3-time HX Magazine Drag Queen of The Year Award nominee. As an actress, Mimi has been seen Off-Broadway as Cher in the parody Boylesque, the Betty White role in The Golden Girls parody Thank You For Being A Friend, and Anne in The Diary of Anne Frankenstein. Her TV/film Credits include MTV’s Jackass, The Howard Stern Show, The Real World, ABC Primetime’s What Would You Do?, Nick and Norrah’s Infinite Playlist and hostess for Logo’s The Big Gay Sketch Show. She is a cast member of Gay.com’s web-based reality series. The Queens of Drag: NYC. She also recently opened for Logo’s/All Out Film’s: One Night Stand Up: Dragtastic NYC with Pandora Boxx. She has worked for the Tony Awards, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the Oxygen TV Network for Dance Your Ass Off and The Naughty Kitchen with Chef Blythe Beck. In 2010 Mimi Imfurst was Kathy Griffin’s opening act.