Sunday, 21 August 2016


JAXN Explore


Info: Perched, colourfully, at the border between the worlds of guitar music and electronic, JAXN’s vibes are typical of a generation bred on a smorgasbord of sonic variety; some psych-rock here, some Hip Hop there. JAXN is no different. With hints of Jai Paul, The Neighbourhood and Prince lined up alongside splashes of moody plectrum, JAXN’s latest offering 'EXPLORE'(Released 12.07.2016) promises to do just that.

"Explore is a cross-over of genres. It wasn't my intention to write a pop song but the finished structure does adhere to that format, which is fine by me, but most of my inspiration comes from being brought up around diverse music. Open mindedness is the key, good music is good music no matter what. The song progression was natural, like most of my material, EXPLORE was written and recorded within a day. Writing songs is an expressional extension of myself, EXPLORE is just the tip of the ice berg - watch this space!"

One thing that Manchester's JAXN certainly brings by the bucketload is da funk on single 'EXPLORE'. Thick electro layers of synths, beats and vocaliser are loaded into the track's opening, a self-avowed Prince fanatic, vocally his higher pitched moments are certainly reminiscent of the Minneapolis icon. Coming in at just over three minutes, the catchy pop and r n'b stylings are very focused on a contemporary and modern sound in spite of this influence, with the final third nodding its head to acts like FKA Twigs and Grimes. Definitely an artist we are looking forward to hearing more from around these here parts.

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