Bandwagon Mix #5: Jaël (Darker Than Wax)

Bandwagon Mix #5: Jaël (Darker Than Wax)

Every couple of weeks, Bandwagon invites a guest to do a mix for us. Rather than a standard interview where the artist explains their influences, we figured it’d be more potent if you simply listened to the music.

We provide the context, they provide the sounds.

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Darker Than Wax seems to have a knack for unearthing nimble selectors and beatmakers from all over the world, and their latest gem just so happens to be a very talented Moluccan producer by the name of Jaël! Hailing from the town of Drachten, in the northeast of the Netherlands, this 21 year-old prodigy grew up on a stead diet of funk and soul, and judging from his tracks online, you can easily see how those influences play into his work. Here he presents us with a smooth and sexy mix spanning garage, boogie, disco and more. If you like what you hear (you will), Jaël will be in town on November 9th for a special Darker Than Wax Label Night at kyo alongside local stalwarts, Kaye, Funk B*stard, William J and RAH.

And as a special treat, we're also teaming with Darker Than Wax to give away a free Jaël track entitled 'On The Go'! As they describe, "'On The Go' is a classic house track, showcasing Jaël's versatility as well as his ability to delve deeper into the 4/4 universe. Ascending chords, shuffling hi-hats, snares and an infectious acapella are all you need sometimes to get things going." Download it here.

Faith Evans – Love Like This (Jaël edition)
Sisqo – Thong Song (Jaël remix)
How Do You Love Me (Chris McClenney Remix)
Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone (Zikomo Remix)
Lyric Walls – Canukeepup
Missy Elliot – Lick shots (Wax roof remix)
Soho – Hot Music (Original Mix)
Jimmy Edgar – U Need Love (Original Mix)
FCL – Let’s Go (Original Mix)
Detroit Swindle – The Make Up (Original Mix)
Bicep & Omar Odyssey - Don't (Original Mix)
Howard Johnson - So Fine
Steezilla - StepInn (That Feeling)
TENSNAKE - Feel Of Love (Kaytranada Edition)