“Jitwam is an artist that developed a unique musical mastery that blends genres.” – DJ Mag
“Penchant for stitching together soul, funk, hip-hop, pop and his own manipulated vocals – to create dusty, soulful house tracks filled with character” – Resident Advisor
“An inventive sound that blazes new trails” – Bandcamp
“Absolute groover” – Rolling Stone Australia
“Silky Vocals.” – Rolling Stone India
“Jitwam is the product of his various upbringings and more. There’s funk, groove, breakbeat, politically-charged remonstrating, Prince-esque serenades, soulful house…you name it, Jitwam can and shall deliver” – BEAT Magazine
“A magnetic journey through a vast array of styles” – KEXP
Three time zones collide as multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist Jitwam teams up with Miami bred rapper YUNGMORPHEUS, and Birmingham’s rising r&b star Jaydonclover on new single ‘hollatchu’, released on Roya.
Giving more context on ‘hollatchu’, Jitwam shares: “hollatchu is a late night roller in the spirit of Brandy & Ray J, when guys and girls would sing love songs to each other. One for the club, or for that late night with just u and ur special someone”
This new single follows Jitwam’s acclaimed album ‘Third’, which picked up coverage from NME, The Guardian, NPR, COLORS, Mixmag, DJ Mag, radio play listing on BBC 6 Music (A List), Double J (in rotation), Triple J mix, spins on BBC Radio 1, KCRW, KEXP, as well as sold out shows in London & Melbourne.
Jitwam’s music skips across genres nimbly with influences from house music, r&b, soul, punk, and disco. Hailing from Assam in northeast India, the self-proclaimed “psychedelic soul savant” has steadily carved out his own lane and cemented himself as a global sector and live performer and label front at The Jazz Diaries, as well as being involved with the South Asian underground via Chalo Collective and Dialled In Festival.
17th March – Tokyo
18th March – Osaka
20th March – Kyoto
25th March – Kanazawa
31st March – Nagoya
Introduced to electronic music whilst living in London, Jitwam’s songwriting turned, allowing him to use the rock influences he grew up with and melding them into tightly melodic, luxuriously layered production. His time in New York City allowed him to experiment and understand that he could make a career out of the melodies crafted in his head.
Jitwam is also the co-founder of seminal label The Jazz Diaries, a venture he started to shine a light on artists blurring the lines between electronics and live instrumentation. “The label exists to provide an infrastructure to elevate and execute the dreams artists have in their head,” he says. Over the past two years, Jitwam has also been at the forefront of the current South Asian wave taking over the music industry, including helping establish London-based arts collective and label Chalo.
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