I am really pleased to announce a brand new EP entitled, ‘Transition’, which is being released on The Storejam website next Monday 26th August.
It comprises of four tracks, two of which I only finished this week. Those two are called ‘Piano Business’ and ‘Spiritual Chemistry’. Clips from soundcloud below:
The third track on the EP is one which went down extremely well at the Storejam night at Perception last month – it’s called ‘Through the Cosmos’.
The final track is one which is very personal to me, which I composed a few years ago and have played out a lot over the last couple of years. It is called ‘Washing away the tears’ and I’m now ready to release it and very pleased to be releasing it on Storejam. Phatplayaz has also remixed it and done a tremendous job watch out for that – I’ll be playing it on my next Jrumism music show in September.
So please support Storejam and head over to the website not only for my music but for some superb drum and bass from producers all over the world. Storejam not only get the music out there quicker than anyone else but they also look after their producers as well as their fans.
Here is an update of some forthcoming releases from myself over the next few months:
First of all, I am kicking things off with a brand new release on Storejam next Monday 26th August (see separate post about this).
Next up is a two track EP on new label Soul Flex Digital. The first piece is ‘Against All Odds’ which is a personal favourite of mine. I composed this a couple of years ago and it received some excellent feedback and support so I am very happy to see it finally get a release.
The second track on the EP is a piece entitled, ‘Decadence’ which I made a few months ago. I am pleased to be working with Gary at Soul Flex. They are signing some really good music from the likes of Conspire and Mark Halflite amongst others. Keep an eye on them for the future.
Here is a preview of both pieces of music from my soundcloud page:
I’ve also got some music forthcoming on Good Looking/Looking Good Records over the next few months. A collaboration I did with Blade a few years ago is being released on a compilation called ‘Jazz’n’ over the next few months. This track also made it into Bukem’s August Top 10. It also includes the fabulous Paul SG piece called ‘Widescreen’, which is a big personal favourite of mine so really looking forward to that release. Here is a youtube video from Good Looking:
I have also signed ‘My Sound’, ‘Sensitive People’ and ‘Love so True (with Scott Allen) with the label over the last few months so watch out for more information as and when I receive it.
I have also signed some music to Odyssey Recordings. Expect an EP over the next few months. They are releasing some excellent music from the likes of Tidal and many others.
Finally, I have upgraded my music computer set-up over the last couple of weeks, switching to a mac and Logic. This will be a gradual process with the aim of improving and developing my compositions. I’d like to say a huge thanks to all the labels and people who have bought my music over the last few years as I was able to use this money to invest in my studio set-up.
I will also be adding some brand new music to my own Vibedeck Shop page over the next couple of weeks – http://vibedeck.com/jrumhand –2
A fabulous night was had by all at the first Storejam tour night last month at Perception in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the night. The crowd are always really into the music as well as being very friendly. They also know how to have a great time!
Big shouts to Phatplayaz, Baz, Conspire, J-Dubz and Mike PFM. It was a pleasure to play alongside all the DJ’s – the music was excellent all night.
Finally, it was great to meet the legend that is Mike PFM who had everyone dancing until the early hours. Big thanks to Phatplayaz for organising the night and to Baz and Conspire for having us all up there again.
Watch out for the next Storejam tour night.
Below is a review posted by Baz, which I feel sums it up expertly:
“Saturday 27th July 2013. A busy day in the clubbing calender with Global Gathering, Random Concept Summer Gathering and Roni Size in Birmingham offering extensive options for the midlands raving fraternity. You might think this is not the best date to promote a small drum and bass night, but when you forge together the freshest and coolest drum and bass digital download store with one of the midlands most unique dnb promotions and add an all star cast of the scenes finest dj’s and producers, you just know something good is going to happen.
Its no coincidence that Storejam chose Shrewsbury based promoters Perception to hold their first tour night. These two organisations were destined to work together as they share a very similar general ethos which is to provide “good vibe music” to its patrons at a fair price whilst making sure everyone is well looked after. An affinity was quickly made between Graham Barber (head of Storejam who you might know better as Phat Playaz) and Jamie Rowe (Perception’s DJ Conspire) after speaking only a few times and Conspire soon became a member of the A & R team. Now both parties work together where possible which brings us to the point where we can present a review of the the first Storejam.com Tour Night, hosted by Perception at their home, The Vaults in Shrewsbury.
Its around 8pm on a reasonably miserable Saturday night with Shrewsbury being predictably rained on. No miserable faces inside the vaults though as the perception team are happy in the knowledge that all three headliners have travelled up safely from down south so good times were already guaranteed. Jay Dubz was plugging in ready for the first set of the night with Conspire putting the final touches to the booth setup and Baz doing the final check on the soundsystem, which perception own and bring into the venue for these nights to ensure the music is correctly portrayed. Eager to crack on the lights are dimmed, the venues background music is cut and ahead of schedule the beats start rolling with a few early nodders already present. Whilst standing in the sweetspot checking the soundwaves Baz speaks to some new faces, which he finds out have travelled from Tamworth for the night. Its not a million miles away but is testament to the good reputation perception has built up that people are willing to travel from near bigger areas like Birmingham to sleepy Shropshire to experience the intimate vibe!
Jay Dubz is beavering away behind the decks and keeping it nice and funky for his warmup as the regulars start to arrive taking advantage of the generous free entry. Time flies and its soon time for Conspire to get in the hotseat. Hes even more excited than usual to get on the decks as his laptop is armed with his first productions that have now come to playable fruition. The soundsystem cranks up a notch as the dancefloor begins to absorb the bass just in time for Conspire to drop his own “burnout” tune to a raft of approving nods. The rest of the lineup is now complete and enjoying drinks and laughs at the bar. There’s no pretentiousness or ego here as artists and ravers are as one and conversing happily with the added bonus of some free Storejam merchandise finding its way into the hands of some very appreciative dnb lovers. Theres a surge on the door and more people stream in, with a group from neighbouring town Telford arriving to show their support. Theres storejam t-shirts everywhere now and its time for one of the original storejam affiliates and Phat Playaz DJ partner to enter proceedings. The turntables quickly become redundant as the man like Jrumhand engages the Pioneer CDJ’s and starts his run of bomb dropping. Utter freshness now oozes through the speakers as one of Bukems go to producers unleashes his most recent unreleased creations.
The plot is thickening, as is the crowd and Mr Storejam himself, aka Phat Playaz inserts his first disc of destruction. More and more exclusive dubs, one after the other, the trainspotters are clueless as he mixs his own fresh cutz into those recently gathered of his lengthy AIM list. The tiny booth is now a storejam reunion and the dj that even the dj’s are looking forward to hearing most has stepped up. A rarity these days to catch a set from one of the scenes defining and pioneering producers, and the jewel in tonights storejam crown is the legendary Mike Bolton who good friend Graham managed to persuade to join in the tour nights proceedings. The crowd and system are at full tilt as one of the masters justifies the P F M anticipation by sublimely crafting his way through some luscious soundscapes and dropping some outright naughty bangers to the swaying perception faithfulwho know they are getting a music lesson off drum and bass royalty. As always the end comes to soon, but the venue is still full of happiness as people take stock of the incredible 6 hour journey….
I am pleased to announce a new release coming out on Msdos’s label ‘Liquid Drops’. My track, ‘Jazzamatazz’ is featuring on an LP alongside some very talented producers compositions. Please support this LP which can be purchased from Juno Download alongside other outlets too. Just click on the ‘OWN THIS’ link to be taken to the Juno page, where you can listen to the rest of the LP!
I would like to say a big thanks to Chris (Msdos) for inviting me to release on his excellent imprint. You can check out his excellent music here:
Liquid Drops Recordings:
Artwork : Dbase
I have decided to sell my track ‘The Charade’ (2012 Reprint) on my Vibedeck page. You can download a high quality 320kbps mp3 of this track. It is a recent remix I made of a track originally released on Binary Soul Records a few years ago. I played it in my recent DJ set at the Offworld v Bassdrive night and it went down very well. All proceeds from sales go directly to me, which I plough back into upgrading my studio; enabling me to continue to make better music.
Just click on the ‘Buy this set’ link and you will be taken to my Vibedeck shop page where you can purchase via paypal.
Thanks to Dbase from Athens for the exquisite artwork.
This is a review of the original ‘Charade’ release back in 2008 from K-Magazine (when it was an actual magazine rather than a website!).
Thank you for the support.