Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, live beat-maker and South London native Jax Jones today shares his new single ‘House Work’. The infectious track features prolific London artist MNEK and Chicago house legend Mike Dunn. ‘House Work’ is available to buy and stream now.
At his roots, Jax Jones is a solo artist. Growing up in a musical family and constantly inspired by the sounds of afrobeat and hip hop gave Jax a fascination with the anatomy of the rhythm section. A prolific producer in the studio, Jax favours an old school approach, building on layers of live beats and real instruments to create living, breathing tracks… but a live set-up is where Jax Jones really comes to life. An organic take on live house, Jax plays a full band of instruments himself to build layers brick-by-brick. It’s an athletic display that separates him from his contemporaries. In ‘House Work’, this depth creates one of the weightiest, bass-heavy bangers of the decade in which old school Chicago beat-and-bass is given a slick 2016 finish.
His passion for Chicago house and a meticulous approach to beat-making lead Jax to collaborate with a stalwart in the genre, Mike Dunn. Mike’s immeasurable influence on the Chicago scene, from block party disco sets to classic releases like ‘Phreaky MF’ and ‘God Made Me Phunky’, can claim responsibility for influencing some of today’s biggest successes. Lending vocals to ‘House Work’ is MNEK, who also co-wrote the track with Jax Jones, the songwriting protégé behind hits for Rudimental, Gorgon City and notably Duke Dumont. This particular mutual friendship lead to Jax’s biggest successes to date with co-write and co-production credits on Dumont’s monster hit singles ‘I Got U’ and ‘Ocean Drive’. ‘I Got U’ went on to become Dumont’s first #1 UK single and receive well-deserved Grammy and BRIT Award nominations. Currently collaborating with vocalists and musicians across the genre spectrum, Jax Jones’ forthcoming album promises to be an eclectic, living body of work.
MK lends his production and remix skills to the Norwegian singer-songwriter, Aurora on the song ‘I Went Too Far.” The song is featured on her latest album ‘All My Demons Greeting Me As Friends,” which, since its release in March, has had over 150,000 equivalent album sales. 2016 has seen her go from strength to strength, with her YouTube views now at over 37,000,000 across her videos and with over 90,000,000 streams across all her tracks on Spotify. Aurora is now set to perform at several of the top UK festivals this summer, including the respected and popular Latitude Festival this weekend. Festival No.6 (which takes place on the former set of the cult classic UK TV spy thriller, “The Prisoner” and the beloved Bestival. Aurora’s biggest UK headline tour to date kicks off in October.
The MK version opens with Aurora’s original hummed melody and verse, over soft drums and subdued chords, MK then puts his signature chop chop layering to the vocals as claps kick in for the build right before the climax of the chorus. MK’s remix version gives the track a total Summery vibe with an upbeat and dancefloor-friendly feel without sacrificing the beauty of Aurora’s original vocals.
This MK offering of Aurora is coming right on the heels of his original production ‘Piece Of Me’ with Becky Hill, which was premiered during Pete Tong’s ‘Live in LA’ event. Annie Mac subsequently gave it her ’Hottest Record’ stamp and it hit #1 on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart.
MK’s reputation in the world of productions/remixes is nothing short of impressive, ; his remix of of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ hit #1 in the UK singles chart and seemed to define the sound of that summer, whilst his remix of Wankelmut & Emma Louise’s ‘My Head Is A Jungle’ was another huge success worldwide.. His handiwork can also be heard on Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Rudimental, Hot Natured, Kant, and Pharrell to name but a few. His version of Rufus Du Sol’s ’Say A Prayer’ is his latest stellar offering.. MK’s Area10 brand has been hosting stages at We Are FSTVL, Parklife, Creamfields, Tomorrowworld along with his summer Area10 shows at Pacha Ibiza, MK.
https://youtu.be/uenCrLsOX_4Growing up in Leyton, East London as an orphan, growing up in foster homes, being incarcerated for the past 8 years. Stana has decided it’s time for change hence the album title ‘Destroy & Rebuild’.
Stana has just released single ‘Song Cry’ https://youtu.be/m1YxusXrZsc, which in his own retrospective. He puts his views of world across after being locked away in prison for the past 8 years.
Also Stana has featured on Jamal Edwards ‘SBTV’ Episode called ‘Better Place’ https://youtu.be/ihk3PEqnj9c .
His latest album, which was released on Monday 27th June called ‘Destroy & Rebuild’, which is available on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1127533101?ls=1&app=itunes .
The album can also NOW be purchased on all digital downloading media sites such as Amazon Music and Spotify.
Website : http://www.apilrecords.co.uk/stana.html
Swedish singer/songwriter Andrea Hegard is back with her brand new recording, I Don’t Mind.Her smooth vocals float across the heavenly old school beat with elegance, which combine soul/funk and a touch of hip hop to fuse into a delicious concoction of musical bliss.
The beat flows effortlessly alongside Andrea’s vocals and both will have you embraced and will find yourself singing I Don’t Mind by the end of the record.
The video is sexy but, elegantly shot as Andrea delivers another wonderful record material and there is plenty more to listen out for in the next couple of months.
“Going through the cycles of a continuous breakup to makeup relationship can be difficult. If you have ever experienced this or know someone who has, you will be able to relate to the heartfelt lyrics in Ambition’s new single Cycle.
The Cycle video co-starring Daisy Jade & Ashley Martin is the second video release off of Ambition’s new visual project titled “The Phoenix Project”. As a follow up to the successful release of the projects debut single “Love You Like This” video, you will notice how the story-line for the project begins to unfold.”
Singer, songwriter A S Jay boasts a colourful background due to spending a lot of time growing up and embracing different cultures that has led to an incredible passion and love for music. Jay was raised in both Afro-Caribbean and Asian households and is a major driving force and source of inspiration.
Smoke Good Fuck Better is the first sampling from his new material that he has been working on, locked away in the studio. The track is laced with a gritty and atmospheric beat that draws on A S Jay’s raw and fresh, crisp rap which is delivered with precision.
The lyric video delivers poignant pictures and scenes from various sitcoms and films that connect with the track. Jay comments, “This track was written last winter and I’ve tried to catch that vibe, while being in London, dealing with separation, getting lost in the crowd. It’s cold out here and that alone has a vibe to it” As an artist if I can catch that vibe and put it in words, that right there is pure satisfaction. #SmokeGoodFuckBetter #SGFB ”