New York City’s own bass-slinger, Jumpshot is a force to be reckoned with in the EDM/dance music scene.
Jumpshot has been doing his thing since 1996 when it was Kool G Rap on 98.7 Kiss and Fat Beats was just starting to bubble. Taking notes from the heavy-hitters of the era, he began to deliver hip-hop, trip-hop, and drum & bass bangers, one after another, and proceeded to spread them through the streets well into the 21st century.
Fast-forward a few years, and Jumpshot is making a tremendous impact in the EDM circuit. His first EP, released in May of 2011 on Synth City Records (The Raw Uncut EP), charted #29 on Beatport’s Top 100 tracks in the dubstep genre in its first week. He soon followed up with another devastating release on Play Me Too, featuring an eerie vocal riff ℅ M.I.A.’s “Galang”.
Striving to keep a musical, melodic aspect to his productions, he often uses samples from older classical pieces, such as on “The Raw Uncut EP” (Synth City Records; dubstep) and the forthcoming “The Night Shift EP” (High Chai Recordings; dubstep, drumstep, moombahton), converting them into something truly sinister. This in conjunction with gritty hip-hop or classic soul vocal samples gives him the ability to deliver countless bass-heavy street bangers that go straight for the jugular.
Currently, Jumpshot is working very closely with MING (yes, that MING) pulling all-nighters religiously at Hood Famous Music, working to raise the bar with a forthcoming project entitled SOME SWANS ARE EVIL.
What’s next? Breaks, electro house, moombahsomething, influenced by hip-hop, jazz, soul.. a hint. Definitely something that will keep your heads ringing, so keep your ears peeled for more releases from Jumpshot & S.S.A.E.throughout 2012.