New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with DJ/Producer Jamie Jones

Posted by Amoebite, April 16, 2019 02:09pm | Post a Comment

Jaime Jones - What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Welsh DJ, producer, and Hot Creations label co-founder Jamie Jones did some shopping at Amoeba Hollywood recently for our latest What's In My Bag? episode. One of his current favorites is Negro Swan, the latest album by Blood Orange. Not only is he a huge Blood Orange fan in general, but Jones was especially fond of Georgia Anne Muldrow's guest appearance on the album. "I've heard a few of her songs before and I love what she does," he proclaimed. "I was going to buy this today and there was a vinyl copy which is even better."

Jamie Jones is known for his unique brand of warmer, more melody-driven techno. Named Resident Advisor's Top DJ of 2011, Jones first became a force in the scene through his mid-'00s DJs Can Dance warehouse parties in East London and summer gigs on Ibiza, including the Circoloco day parties at DC10. Inspired by Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage, Jones launched the now legendary Paradise series of parties. Born in Ibiza, Paradise regularly travels the globe. taking place in cities like NYC, Miami, LA, Toronto, and Moscow. 

Hot Creations labelAs a member of the British-American electronic group Hot Natured, Jones found mainstream recognition in the UK, after the group's single "Benediction" landed at #31 on the singles chart. A frequent honorary at the DJ Awards, Jones has been nominated multiple times for Best Tech House DJ, Breakthrough DJ, and Best International DJ. He has been awarded the crown of Best Deep House DJ several times. In addition to his performance career, Jones also heads the prolific Hot Creations label and its subsidiary labels, Emerald City and Hottrax.

Jamie Jones began our interview with Eastern Sounds by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef. "This album has got a song that I absolutely love on it, 'Love Theme From Spartacus,'" he said. Jones shared that he has only recently started diving into jazz music and credited the Toronto jazz fusion group BADBADNOTGOOD for being the gateway to that exploration. Jones was excited to find a 12" of J.M. Silk's "I Can't Turn Around." "Most people will probably know the hook from Farley Jackmaster Funk's 'Love Can't Turn Around'...which is amazing too," he explained. "Steve 'Silk' Hurley was an amazing producer," he said of the record's brainchild. "I've got loads of his records and I didn't have this." 

Jones's final selection was a 1974 compilation of Bronx-born salsa band leader, Willie Colon, which included one of his favorite salsa songs, "Calle Luna, Calle Sol." One of the things that appealed to Jones about the track was its quirkiness. "It's got energy. It's very jazzy, but really just dancy, constantly changing and really interesting; and quirky as well. I love quirky music."

Watch the full episode below to see all of Jamie's picks.

Jamie Jones - What's In My Bag?
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