James Edward Jacob (born 28 March 1989), better known by his stage name Jakwob, is a British music producer and DJ.
1 Early life,
2 2009-present: Mainstream success,
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Jakwob began making music aged 10. As a multi-instrumentalist he has been involved in many bands since his early teenage years - starting out in jazz but soon moving on to death metal and folk. His style is now notable for transcending genres and its relative 'accessibility' given the dubstep genre. Both his original work and remixes combine elements of dubstep, electro, classical piano, cinematic orchestral soundscapes, Indian fusion music and breakbeat. This eclecticism also manifests itself in Jakwob's DJ sets, which typically feature dub, hip-hop, drum and bass, dubstep and beyond.
2009-present: Mainstream success:
In 2009, he shot to fame after appreciation in the blog world for his bootleg of Ellie Goulding's Starry Eyed. In November 2009, he was given his first airplay on national radio when his remix of Ellie Goulding's Under the Sheets was played on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World'. (A title which has since been given to Electrify and Please.)
Jakwob released his debut single Here With Me on his own label, Boom Ting Recordings on 13 September 2010.