Jax Jones does the ‘House Work’
After co-writing and co-producing credits on Duke Dumont’s monster hit singles ‘I Got U’ and ‘Ocean Drive’. ‘I Got U’ went on to become Dumont’s first #1 UK single and receive well-deserved Grammy and BRIT Award nominations. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, live beat-maker and South London native Jax Jones today shares his new single today ‘House Work’. The infectious track features prolific London artist MNEK and Chicago house legend Mike Dunn.
At his roots, Jax Jones is a solo artist. Growing up in a musical family and constantly inspired by the sounds of afrobeat and hip hop gave Jax a fascination with the anatomy of the rhythm section. A prolific producer in the studio, Jax favours an old school approach, building on layers of live beats and real instruments to create living, breathing tracks… but a live set-up is where Jax Jones really comes to life.
An organic take on live house, Jax plays a full band of instruments himself to build layers brick-by-brick. It’s an athletic display that separates him from his contemporaries. In ‘House Work’, this depth creates one of the weightiest, bass-heavy bangers of the decade in which old school Chicago beat-and-bass is given a slick 2016 finish.