Alex Jacke

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Alex Jacke
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Alex Jacke
Background information
Born (1989-05-15) May 15, 1989 (age 25)
Los Feliz, California, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B, pop, dance, soul, hip hop Orgasmic R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts Jesse McCartney, Laney Stewart, Speakerbomb, The Sharpshootaz
Website www.alexjacke.com

Alex Jacke was born and raised in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The singer and songwriter realized his passion for music as a child when he fell in love with 90's R&B and Hip Hop. Jacke’s music influences also include soul, funk, gospel, rock, and pop music. Self-taught on the piano, he began composing songs by middle school. By the time he started his freshman year at Morehouse College, he knew music was his future and he focused his energy on songwriting, & performing at school events and venues around Atlanta. During his sophomore year, he appeared on the highly popular MTV series "My Super Sweet 16,[1]" as the special guest performer for DJ Spinderella and former NBA player, Kenny Anderson's daughter, Christy. His performance caught the attention of music executive and producer, Laney Stewart,[2] who invited Jacke to work with him over the summer. Jacke jumped at the opportunity to pursue his dream, and left Morehouse College[3] at the end of his junior year[4] to return to Los Angeles.[5] Like others before him, most notably Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. Laney Stewart took Alex Jacke under his wing which led Jacke to land a worldwide publishing deal with Music Gallery/Universal Music Publishing Group in 2011. Along with Stewart and his production team The Sharpshootaz, Alex Jacke spent most of the first half of 2012 perfecting his debut EP, D.F.M. (Dorm Fuckin Music) released on July 9, 2012.[6][7] On Valentine's Day 2013, Alex released a "Deluxe" version of his D.F.M. release, simply titled "D.F.M. Deluxe."[8][9][10]

Music career[edit]

After building a YouTube[11] following doing singing cover songs,[12] in May 2012, Jacke dropped his first single, "One Thing,"[13][14][15] which was eventually followed with the release of his "D.F.M." EP in July 2012 and then with the further release of "D.F.M. Deluxe" in February 2013.[8][9][10] During the summer of 2013, he was selected as a top 5 finalist for Macy's and iHeart Radio's Rising Star contest where he performed at L.A.'s iHeart Radio Festival.[16] He returned again in December 2013 to release a single called "Sex Is Amazing[17] and then again in 2014, releasing another single, "Apart," on March 3, 2014.[18]

Songwriting[edit]

In late 2011, Alex went in the studio with his fellow Sharpshootaz members and Laney Stewart to work on songs for Jesse McCartney's latest album. One of the songs that Alex co-wrote, "Out Of Words," was leaked in July 2012[19]

Discography[edit]

  • Sex Is Amazing - Single (2013)[17]

Tracklisting & personnel[edit]

D.F.M.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talk Sexy (Skit)"   n/a 2:42
2. "One Thing"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart 3:34
3. "Callin For You"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller, Glynn Austin Tolliver, Gabriel Nowee 4:54
4. "Nobody's Perfect"   Laney Stewart, Matt Robinson 4:19
5. "Enjoy The Ride"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller 5:39
6. "All She Wrote"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, J. Rutherford, C. Bernardy, L. Wade, P. Houston, J. Dorr 3:19
7. "Cheers (Skit)"   n/a 0:42
8. "Days Of Our Lives"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Romika Faniel, Gabriel Nowee 3:55

D.F.M. Deluxe

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talk Sexy (Skit)"   n/a 2:42
2. "One Thing"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart 3:34
3. "Callin For You"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller, Glynn Austin Tolliver, Gabriel Nowee 4:54
4. "Nobody's Perfect"   Laney Stewart, Matt Robinson 4:19
5. "Enjoy The Ride"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller 5:39
6. "All She Wrote"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, J. Rutherford, C. Bernardy, L. Wade, P. Houston, J. Dorr 3:19
7. "Cheers (Skit)"   n/a 0:42
8. "Days Of Our Lives"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Romika Faniel, Gabriel Nowee 3:55
9. "No Hands"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller 4:00
10. "Love To Love Ya"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, G. Toliver, Sidney Miller 3:38
11. "We Should Have Sex"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller, A. Kim, T. Perry, A. Vertel 3:27
12. "Pure Perfection"   Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Romika Faniel, C. Stewart 4:16

TV[edit]

In 2012, Jacke acted in MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christy may be the daughter of former NBA player Kenny Anderson and Salt-n-Pepa's DJ Spinderella, but she's ready to step into the spotlight for her 80's 16th birthday bash. | MTV Photo Gallery. Mtv.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  2. ^ MP3: Alex Jacke – Nobody’s Perfect – TheNext2Shine.com – New R&B Music Video, R&B Soul News Interview, Emerging Undiscovered Unsigned Talent. Blog.thenext2shine.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  3. ^ Alex Jacke – D.F.M. (Mixtape) :. Launfd.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  4. ^ TNN Artist & Repertoire: Alex Jacke [#DFM]. [The No Names] (2012-07-09). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  5. ^ Something New: Crooner Alex Jacke Releases “D.F.M”, A Thrill Ride For Lovers. AllHipHop.com (2012-07-17). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  6. ^ Alex Jacke Talks Dorm Fuckin Music. Purp.O.World (2012-07-13). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  7. ^ Alex Jacke – D.f.m – Rap / R'n'B / Soul – Pure Charts. Chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
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  11. ^ AlexJackeMusic's channel. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  12. ^ Muscial Society Series: Alex Jacke Covers “High For This” (Video) | LateBoots™ | The Influencer Culture. Lateboots.com (2012-03-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  13. ^ Alternative Heat: Alex Jacke “One Thing”. AllHipHop.com (2012-05-25). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  14. ^ Bad Perm – New Music: Alex Jacke – “One Thing”. Bad-perm.com (2012-05-30). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  15. ^ Alex Jacke. hustleGRL.com (2011-07-16). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  16. ^ [4]
  17. ^ a b [5]
  18. ^ a b [6]
  19. ^ http://allhiphop.com/2012/07/17/something-new-crooner-alex-jacke-releases-d-f-m-a-thrill-ride-for-lovers/
  20. ^ Alex Jacke biography, albums and lyrics. Dvdlyrics.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  21. ^ Alex Jacke – Callin For You Lyrics. Bmusiclyrics.com (2012-07-14). Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  22. ^ Alex Jacke D.F.M. Mixtape | Mixtapes. Rap Basement. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  23. ^ [7]
  24. ^ Besides the Alex Jacke performance, DJ Spin has one more surprise for Christy: the green VW convertible of her dreams! | MTV Photo Gallery. Mtv.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.

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