Having signed to Atlantic last year after a whirlwind of accolades, including winning the MOBO Unsung competition which led to a studio session with Plan B and touring with the likes of Emelie Sande, Rudimental and Chase and Status, Jacob Banks is someone that needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Birmingham, the 22-year old singer-songwriter was the first unsigned act to appear on Radio 1’s Live Lounge and his unique blend of R n’ B, soul and hip-hop has been infectious ever since. Check him out on Soundcloud, but for now, have a listen to this mixtape he created exclusively for Wonderland, featuring his long-time loved tracks Jacob tells us why each one is so important for him…
Lion King – Circle Of Life
For obvious reasons, need I say more?
Drake – 0-100
This song unleashes the thug in me. He has been tamed, but this song let’s him loose…
Fela kuti – Water No Get Enemy
I grew up listening to this fella and it reminds me a lot of my childhood.
Wizkid – Jaiye Jaiye
I release the wickedest azonto to this tune.
Vybz Kartel – Badda Dan Dem
I just love the audacity of this song, I love everything he is saying.
Bob Marley – Is This Love
This song reminds me of chicken, I love chicken!
John Mayer – Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
This is the song that is responsible for me being an artist. When I first heard it I wanted to be what he was, in whatever capacity!
Cold play – Magic
Ouffff!!! This is song literally…magic *ba dum tsssssh* I love this song, it makes me feel free.
Kanye West – Heard Them Say
Kanye west, I friggin love Kanye West. That will be all.
D’angelo – Send It On
This is my favourite song from D’angelo. This guy is the definition of cool.