South London DJ and radio presenter Jamz Supernova‘s reputation as a lauded selector is well earned. Having honed her chops on London community station Reprezent, she then moved to BBC Radio 1Xtra as part of their development program, ‘Xtra Talent’, before taking on three regular shows on the network (every Tuesday night from 10pm, and each Saturday and Sunday from 1pm). As a major UK proponent of all things future RnB, future hip-hop and future beats, Jamz’s tireless work to push emerging sounds has seen her host the likes of Ray Blk, Nao, Mura Masa, Bryson Tiller, Clams Casino, and SG Lewis on the show.
Jamz also heads up her own music platform and club residency, Future Bounce, which has become an essential destination for up and coming DJs and cutting edge sounds. Later this month, she’ll be hosting TĀLĀ, Addison Groove, Martha, KXNGS, and Jyoty on the Future Bounce stage at Bussey Building as part of London’s Peckham Rye Festival, May 19. Ahead of that, she’s compiled a special Future Bounce playlist that charts the artists playing alongside club-ready heaters that embody the Future Bounce spirit, from KINGDOM to Champion & Riko Dan, and more. Essential listening.
1. Addison Groove – Changa
I always want to book a personal hero for our Future Bounce headliner, someone I admire! Addison Groove, for me, is one of those people. One of the first people to really champion & bring Footwork & Juke to the UK. He’s definitely a DJ’s DJ with his extensive dubs & sounds from around the world! Sampha played this song in a DJ set recently and it reminded me how sick it sounds!
2. Tala – The Duchess
I’ve been a fan of Tala since her first EP and she was shrouded in mystery. It’s been really cool to see her transition from a producer to an artist. Her early works such as this song are some of my faves! She has a really refreshing approach in fusing her Iranian heritage with forward-thinking electronic sounds!
3. Kxngs – Moringa Powder
A lot of people don’t know that Kxngs has actually been around for some time! I have emails between us trying to organise a mix on my Reprezent show way back when Soundcloud was at its peak, he kindly declined as he didn’t feel ready to play out! So it’s nice how it’s come full circle and he’s playing our Peckham takeover! Like Tala and Addison, he has a worldly approach to his productions mixing Baile funk, Afro House and electronic music!
4. Clap!Clap! – Ar-Raqis
How I was late to the Clap! Clap! party I’m unsure! But so glad I joined the train for his epic album A Thousand Skys – one of my fave releases this year! It’s a must listen I’ve told everyone to check out! Hailing from Italy his sound feels heavily African influenced weaved in with Jazz and Soul. ‘Ar-Raqis’ is perfect for the club and I can’t wait to draw for this at Future Bounce.
5. Nan kolé – Malumz (Citizen Boy Remix)
Another Italian producer and released on the same label as Clap! Clap!, Bristol label Black Acre. It was through me supporting Clap! Clap! that they slid Nan Kolé’s ‘Malumz’ EP my way. Like many people at the moment, I’m fascinated by the South African Gqom sound, and it’s really cool to see so many people who have no connection with South Africa be inspired by it. Plus, it fits so well with the UK sounds of Funky, Bass and Grime. Whilst you check out Nan Kolé be sure to check out Citizen Boy also!
6. Champion & Riko Dan – Landslide
People are always quite taken back at how hype and rowdy my DJ sets are in comparison to my BBC Radio 1Xtra Radio show, but it’s the other side of what I do and these sorts of harder, bashy sounds are what I enjoying playing out the most and raving to! Champion is, of course, a legendary DJ and Riko Dan sounds great on everything.
7. Kingdom – Stalker Ha
This is an ultimate classic and a staple in all my club sets! It’s so wild to see the reaction when you play it out, be it in a small sweaty east London club, Brussels at a Hip Hop night or in Berlin at club Gretchen. Kingdom for me was one of the early producers I heard blending R&B with Club productions and I definitely think he has inspired many a producer from both sides of the Atlantic!
8. Sango – Dance For Blessings
Show me someone who doesn’t love Sango! I’ve been following him since the days of foraging for music for hours on end on Soundcloud. He has been a massive pioneer in the Future Beats world and brought the Baile Funk sound to many people (The Hip Hop and R&B heads) who would have never have discovered their love for it had it not been for Sango’s Da Rocina EPs! I’ve been playing this in all my sets since it dropped, it’s harder than his previous songs and is the perfect way to either start a set as a reset record or end your set at 5am.
Jamz Supernova presents Future Bounce: Jamz teams up with Peckham Rye festival to host the next Future Bounce party with Addison Groove, Jamz Supernova, TĀLĀ, KXNGS, Martha and Jyoty.
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