Jam City is the moniker talented 21-year-old South London producer, Jack Latham, works under. Musically speaking though, he’s not so easy to define. Of course, the grime dimensions of his productions are undeniable but it’s imbued with some jacked up house, an appreciation of techno and a nod to electro pop, making them wholly unique.
“Because I didn’t have a club environment to absorb these sounds, I think I had to create my own narrative around them… Instrumental grime became a way to re-imagine my surroundings,” said Latham.
Jam City’s vinyl debut, Night Slugs, was released in August 2010 and went down a treat. ‘Waterworx’ is Latham’s follow up EP, a portal into his inimitable world of stripped down, tracky house soundscapes. Check out the track right here. His debut artist album is due out later this year.
After decades of electronic music releases, people often wonder if there’s anything really new on the market but Jam City seems to be inventing new paradigms in dance music and for this reason alone the industry is touting Jam City as the next BIG thing.
Remember the name, he’s about to go Global!
Download Set (am City on Radio One courtesy of Takako)