Jinx is a d&b star who will playing a set in the warehouse during the Birmingham Showcase Festival on April 28th alongside the Seedy Sonics residents and in support of Sub Focus and Plastician. As such we thought we’d introduce you to him ahead of the event.
Jinx has been in this game a long time. The 31 year old Birmingham player has been compelled by the underground scene since his early teens when he began to help arrange the now-infamously revered ‘parties for artys’ including Lifted and Urban Disturbance in and around the Midlands. Playing all over the world at well-established clubs and festivals like Glastonbury, Babylon Dread, Big Chill and more since 1996, he is also part of the Lionfire jungle collective and has been since 2008.
While working with Lionfire, Jinx has remixed and worked with both up and coming and established local artists, including Birmingham reggae band Friendly Fire (rapidly becoming one of the most successful reggae backing bands in the UK) and associated vocalists working along side such artists as Peter Spence, Ras Tweed and hotly tipped vocalist Eva Lazarus of Bristol based act Dub Mafia.
With records signed to heavyweight label Dread Recordings, Jinx comes with big sounding musical remedies that bounce between laid back rollin’ beats, jungle smashers blended with the broad reggae, hip hop and soul music flavours. The man has a high rate of release and labels like Pure Vibez, Criminal and Soul Deep are all close associates of his. What’s more, d&b legend Ray Keith has asked Jinx to do a solo LP and EP for his label – it’s due to drop this year and will feature vocalists CoMa , Shyna , Amsterdam soul singer Ruth and the mighty i-Mitri.