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.
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)