Thursday, Dec 12th
Remy Martin presents…
PEDESTRIAN (Britain, UK)
‘I never seem to be in the same place for very long’ says Jack, explaining how he spent time as a youngster with his family in the Middle East before moving back to England where, again, home was never set in stone for very long. It seems the time spent moving around in his formative years subsequently created a thirst for travel and a keenness to embrace a variety of musical styles; ultimately carving out a broad horizon of both creative open mindedness and functional flexibility, consistently present in his DJ sets and recorded mixes.
The task of pigeon holing is made ever harder by the injection of such diversity into Pedestrian’s style of production, warranting various accolades from the likes of Bonobo, Throwing Snow and Gilles Peterson. This continued support earned Jack a feature on Brownswood’s ‘Bubblers 6’ compilation with his solo debut ‘Hei Poa’, which was later officially released via ‘strength to strength’ imprint Push & Run. Further support and consistent radio plays of tracks such as ‘Mask’, a collaborative effort with Maribou State released on Pets Recordings, only continues to bolster this vein of the young artists creative output. At the opposite end of the spectrum, his remix of 2nd Drop affiliate Djrum’s ‘Mountains Pt.1’ has received wide spread and continual rotation from dance floor heavyweights Dark Sky, James Zabiela, Foamo and Dirtybird aficionado’s to name but a few; securing Pedestrian as an advocate for versatility.
2013 provides new ventures into unexplored terrain, not only with bookings but releases on new labels, namely James Zabiela’s imprint ‘Born Electric’. The debut single, entitled ‘Hoyle Road’, comes delivered in all formats along with a hard hitting package of remixers, such as Falty DL, SpectraSoul and Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, with an EP to follow. Meanwhile, Jack continues to expand on previous relationships with a 2nd Drop 12” following up on ‘Sliding Down Rainbows’, featured on the ever-impressive labels ‘Future Foundations’ compilation and a second EP on Push & Run later in the year.
Evidently, 2013 signals further amplification for an already prosperous Pedestrian.
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