When it comes to production in the UK, JAE5 is a name that rings bells time and time again. Growing up in Plaistow, East London and being surrounded by his family, specifically his brothers, JAE5 began to fuel his passion for music production. Having produced 16 of the 17 songs on J Hus’ Mercury nominated ‘Common Sense’ album, JAE5 has shown his versatility and ability to dabble between sounds – something which cements his name as one of the UK’s best genre blenders.
“On tracks such as ‘Friendly’ and ‘Did You See’, Hus has managed the tricky feat of appealing to commercial radio, hardcore fans and fickle fashionista’s alike. This has been enabled in no small part by the close bond he has formed with producer JAE5.”
JAE5 began producing music roughly ten years ago, when he was sent to Ghana for three years. The trip ended up being one which was life changing in many ways. Most notably, whilst out there he picked up sounds from genres he wouldn’t usually listen to outside of the UK. He also found that dubstep actually played a surprisingly large role in influencing his Afro-Beat based sound. Upon his return to London, he took on a course at APE Media where they taught him how to use Logic.
Now, having also worked with huge names such as @French Montana, Joey Bada$$, and Raye, JAE5 is a name that is hard to ignore. His ability to uniquely blend Hip-Hop, House, Dubstep, Bashment and Afrobeats into one, solidifies him as one of the most unique and exciting producers in the UK.