Jam City curates a playlist that gives new meaning to the word eclectic.
We like Jam City quite a bit here at Wonderland; Also known as Jack Lantham from Croydon (who began as a Burial-style enigma and then got really into Shoegaze), he featured in our bumper 10th Anniversary Issue – which I’m sure you’ve all read cover-to-cover and all the way back again – and we’ve been sticking on his May release, Dream a Garden, ever since. So, because we like to make sure we’re always well stocked with well-curated mixes, Jam City has done us the honour of putting together a few of his favourite tracks for our Thursday afternoon.
It’s a pretty varied playlist – everything from trap remixes to Alt-metal crops up – but the overarching vibes are the distorted flavour to many of the tracks (be they guitar-led or otherwise) and, of course, Latham’s skillful selection: it helps that his tastes are obviously so wide ranging. It all kicks off with a dark cut from South London’s rap kings, Section Boys, before throwing things into a different gear with Deftone’s cover of the Smith’s classic, “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”. Then there’s ridiculously obscure stuff from the Trap Bitches covering Future, and a little something from Sad Boy’s associate, ECCO2K. As if that wasn’t eclectic enough (yeah, right), Jam even slips in a live-recording of The B-52’s – the New Wave band you might recognize as the geniuses behind that ode to a tin roofed make out spot: the “Love Shack”.
I could go on, but I won’t. Instead, just give these a listen and think of Jam City as that guy at the party who’s talent for picking tracks that you’ve never heard but can’t get enough of is frustratingly impressive.
Section Boyz – “Lock Arff”
Cocteau Twins – “Musette and Dreams”
Deftones – “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”
Culture Shock – “I Broke Up”
The B-52’s – “6060-842”
Trap Bitches (Natty Kay & Miss Riss) – “Trap Niggas” (Future remix)
Little Simz – “Guess Who” ft. Josh Arcé, Chuck20, and Tilla
Le Tigre – “Eau D’Bedroom Dancing”
Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls – “The Visitor”
ECCO2k – “HOLDMEDOWNLIKEGRAVITY”
Tia Nomore – “Cakewalk” ft. Show Banga