Jamie Woon

Sucking the night in

Jamie WoonAn acoustic guitar, an effects box, a loop pedal, and vocals. Better still, great vocals. Jamie Woon became known for reinventing everlasting classics by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley and Lee Perry and then grew towards more electronic fields, developing a sort of future pop with soulful overtones which clearly shows his predilection for R&B, deep house, nu-disco and modern bass music. Among his influences are James Blake, Mount Kimbie and Ramadanman, as well as more veteran names like Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Boyz II Men. After his first 12” for Planet Mu, the label Candent Songs is about to release “Night Air”, a new EP by Woon which could be understood as the preview of a new studio album still in the making, but scheduled for release in the Spring. As a means of reasserting his connection with the electronic underground scene (Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson are among his fans), the B-side of this new 12” includes a remix of Ramadanman in which dubstep, techno and garage converge. “Night Air” is out on 11th October.

Jamie Woon – Night Aira. Night Airaa. Night Air (Ramadanman refix)

Jamie Woon - “Night Air” (snippet)

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