A few years ago I scanned this classic LTJ Bukem interview from Muzik Magazine – here it is…enjoy! :)
Also, here is the review for the seminal album ‘Logical Progression’ which earnt ‘Album of the Month’ unsurprisingly.
I am really proud to announce the release of my “Johnny Promise EP’ on Nookie’s mighty Phuzion DIgital imprint later this month.
Johnny Promise is the second big track I composed taking inspiration from the same sample source as the speech used in “Cascade’. It was a very proud moment when Mike PFM liked it so much he asked if he could remix it. I was honoured that such a legend in the scene wanted to stamp his magic onto one of my pieces of music. Believe me, when your favourite producer of all time wants to remix one of your compositions it is an incredible feeling! When he sent me his remix I was completely blown away by his effortless sounding amen programming and arrangement which destroys any dancefloor (I was asked to rewind Mike’s remix about 4 times at Perception Shrewsbury a couple of years ago!).
Two of the tracks on this EP are quite special to me personally. Soul Mates is an ode to my amazing wife and Another Day seeks to look for the positives following some difficult times a couple of years ago, hence the haunting vocals and melancholic atmosphere.
When Nookie asked me which Phuzion artists I would like to remix my music, one of the first names was Rowpieces so I was thrilled when he remixed ‘Vision of Music’. I think he too has done a tremendous job with it and taken it to another level.
I’d like to thank Nookie for believing in my music and releasing my third artist EP on his label as well as Mike PFM and Robert Rowpieces. Also to DBase for his sublime artwork! :)
Here is the release info from Phuzion Records:
Phuzion Digital is proud to present the 3rd artist EP from the deepest guy in Drum & Bass… Jrumhand!
First up is the long awaited ‘Johnny Promise‘ featuring the one & only PFM on remix duty. Clean Amen beats and old school basslines keeps this future anthem rollin’ on any dance floor. ‘Soul Mates‘ is all about the distinctiveJrumhand sound, haunting vocals, musical basslines, tight snappy drums and luscious pads.
Into the seminal sound of ‘Another Day‘ with its catchy pad loops, subtle sax samples, sexy vocals and the deepest bassline. Propping up the rear is an exclusive remix from Germany’s finest technician… Rowpieces! breathing new life into Jrumhand‘s classic ‘Visions of Music‘ this is all about the pure vibe!
Jrumhand – Johnny Promise EP
Release Date: 24th March 2014
1. Johnny Promise (PFM Remix)
2. Soul Mates
3. Another Day
4. Visions of Music (Rowpieces Remix)
Available from Beatport, iTunes, Juno, Amazon, and all leading shops!
Phuzion Digital… Deeper Drum & Bass
I’m really pleased that I have completed a brand new piece with a very talented vocalist from Barcelona – Lady Emz. The track is entitled, ‘Basic Intuition’ which was coined by Emz when she composed the lyrics for the instrumental track I sent to her.
I must say, I have really enjoyed working with a vocalist, rather than just using vocal samples. I really liked the challenge of fitting it all together into a drum and bass track.
Many thanks to Emma for her work on this. Watch out for some more music from us later this year. Here is a link to a soundcloud clip:
This track is being supported by LTJ Bukem and PFM – it is currently unsigned; watch this space for release information and news of a potentially huge remix!
I am very thrilled to announce that my track, ‘Cascade’ with Blade is being released on the Jazz’n LP, which is being pressed onto limited edition 180 gram vinyl with full colour outer and inner sleeves.
This is my first vinyl release; something I have been striving for the last few years and hopefully not the last.
Here is some information from Good Looking about the LP:
LIFE Subscribers release date: 6th February 2014 (includes 25% discount)
General release date: 17th March 2014
Presented on heavyweight 180gram Vinyl, with full colour outer and inner sleeves.
Limited edition and available exclusively to goodlooking for LIFE customers.
A fine fusion of jazz and drum & bass
Free-spirited, rule-free and forward-thinking: jazz and drum & bass have always been a perfect fit, both spiritually and sonically. Nothing represents this better than ‘Jazz’n’, a brand new collection that features goodlooking’s most exciting new signings from around the world, plus tracks from some of the label’s finest familiar faces. Soul massaging on and off the dancefloor, ‘Jazz’n’ oozes class from every double bass-thumping, piano-stroking, trumpet-tooting beat. Curated with timeless love, ‘Jazz’n’ is a vital exploration of drum & bass’s most underrated yet hugely influential creative inspirations.
First new track of 2014 is called ‘Treble Clef’. It is being supported by LTJ Bukem. You can hear a snippet below from my soundcloud page (www.soundcloud.com/jrumhand)
The talented duo Soulstructure have recently remixed one of my pieces, ‘We Rise’. This was one of my first tracks I composed in 2013 and was released on Storejam.
Many thanks to Dom and John for doing such an excellent job with this remix. They have put the Soulstructure sound firmly on the track as well as keeping some of the original elements.
Soulstructure and I are also working on some new music, which hopefully will be completed in the next couple of months so watch out for that.
You can listen to more of their work here: http://www.soundcloud.com/soulstructure
This should get a release in 2014 on Storejam. www.storejam.com
Jrumhand – We Rise (Soulstructure Remix)
You can purchase the original version from here: http://www.storejam.com/track/jrumhand-we-rise/