We’re warming to dubstep and its many guises more and more at HBF Towers, and continuing with this love affair we came across 21-year-old producer James Jacob aka Jakwob, who has been gaining quite a lot of attention recently. The Guardian awarded him their coveted “Band of the day” and said he was the “go-to guy for dubstep”.
He came to notoriety after pleasing the entire blogosphere with his excellent take on Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed” which racked-up 2.5 million plays on Youtube.
Hailing from the Midlands, Jakwob’s musical exploits began in his teens, starting with jazz and moving on to a misspent youth involving various death metal and folk bands. This goes a long way in explaining his style that transcends genres combining elements of dubstep, electro, ghetto-tech and breakbeat (to name a few).
Boom Ting Recordings is Jakwob’s own imprint, and one that exists as an outlet for his music and others. Currently working on a debut album, and very much in demand as a producer of the moment, he’s redefining the experimental, dubstep, and electronic scenes, taking strands of each style and twisting them into a new sound that is very much his own.
And we have a real treat for you with the a-side “Here with me”, it is low quality but this sort of music makes an impact irrespective of the quality. And you can have it free. Every cloud really does have silver-lining. This is stunning piece of music. Irrelevant if you don’t like dub step – think Benga with slabs of Garnier’s “the man with the red face”.
‘HERE WITH ME’ / ‘SCARE THE SNARE’
RELEASED 13 SEPTEMBER
BOOM TING RECORDINGS