Artist to Watch: Jack Beats
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Who: Jack Beats
Where: London, U.K.
A couple of hip-hop- and jungle-loving turntablists aren’t exactly the most likely candidates for making high-octane bass anthems, but U.K. spinners Beni G and Plus One seem to be doing just fine. Having turned out speaker-rattling remixes for the likes of Black Ghosts, Boy 8-Bit, AC Slater, and Does It Offend You, Yeah?, the pair recently began dropping original compositions of their own, including “What,” a collaboration with longtime Reprazent cohort Dynamite MC on Hervé’s Cheaper Thrills imprint. With more new tunes and high-profile remixes for the likes of Diplo & Blaqstarr and Lady Sovereign on the way, it seems likely that Jack Beats’ marriage of hip-hop attitude with the sounds of old-school rave, electro, and bassline will stay on blast for quite some time.
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