Alex Jacke

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Alex Jacke
Alex Jacke
Alex Jacke
Background information
Born (1989-05-15) May 15, 1989 (age 32)
Los Feliz, California, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresR&B, pop, dance, soul, hip hop Orgasmic R&B
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1999–present
LabelsIndependent
Associated actsJesse McCartney, Laney Stewart, Speakerbomb, The Sharpshootaz
Websitewww.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 1990s 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]

Track listing & personnel[edit]

D.F.M.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Talk Sexy (Skit)"n/a2:42
2."One Thing"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart3:34
3."Callin For You"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller, Glynn Austin Tolliver, Gabriel Nowee4:54
4."Nobody's Perfect"Laney Stewart, Matt Robinson4:19
5."Enjoy The Ride"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller5:39
6."All She Wrote"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, J. Rutherford, C. Bernardy, L. Wade, P. Houston, J. Dorr3:19
7."Cheers (Skit)"n/a0:42
8."Days Of Our Lives"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Romika Faniel, Gabriel Nowee3:55

D.F.M. Deluxe

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Talk Sexy (Skit)"n/a2:42
2."One Thing"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart3:34
3."Callin For You"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller, Glynn Austin Tolliver, Gabriel Nowee4:54
4."Nobody's Perfect"Laney Stewart, Matt Robinson4:19
5."Enjoy The Ride"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller5:39
6."All She Wrote"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, J. Rutherford, C. Bernardy, L. Wade, P. Houston, J. Dorr3:19
7."Cheers (Skit)"n/a0:42
8."Days Of Our Lives"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Romika Faniel, Gabriel Nowee3:55
9."No Hands"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller4:00
10."Love To Love Ya"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, G. Toliver, Sidney Miller3:38
11."We Should Have Sex"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Sidney Miller, A. Kim, T. Perry, A. Vertel3:27
12."Pure Perfection"Alex Jacke, Laney Stewart, Romika Faniel, C. Stewart4:16
No.TitleLength

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 1980s 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 Archived 2012-08-23 at the Wayback Machine. Blog.thenext2shine.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  3. ^ Alex Jacke – D.F.M. (Mixtape) : Archived 2012-07-27 at the Wayback Machine. 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 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. 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.
  8. ^ a b c "New Music: Alex Jacke - "DFM (Deluxe Edition)"". 15 February 2013.
  9. ^ a b c [1]
  10. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-04-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ AlexJackeMusic's channel. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  12. ^ Musical 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. ^ "IHeart Radio's Rising Star, Alex Jacke Takes on Music Industry Full Force as an Emerging Artist". 26 July 2013.
  17. ^ a b "New Black Kid on the Block: Alex Jacke – "Your Sex is Amazing"". 2 December 2013.
  18. ^ a b "New Music: Alex Jacke – "Apart" [Listen]". 4 March 2014.
  19. ^ "Something New: Crooner Alex Jacke Releases "D.F.M", A Thrill Ride for Lovers".
  20. ^ Alex Jacke biography, albums and lyrics Archived 2012-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. Dvdlyrics.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-27.
  21. ^ Alex Jacke – Callin For You Lyrics Archived 2013-01-18 at archive.today. 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. ^ "Alex Jacke - Apart". 3 March 2014.
  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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