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James Edward Jacob aka Jakwob headshot.jpeg
Background information
Birth name James Edward Jacob[1]
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 28)
Origin Hereford, England
Genres Electronica, house, trip hop, post-dubstep, UK garage, drum and bass
Years active 2009-present
Associated acts Ellie Goulding, Kano, MistaJam, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Etherwood, Kyla La Grange
Website jakwob.com

James Edward Jacob (born 28 March 1989), better known by his stage name Jakwob, is a British music producer and DJ.

Early life[edit]

Jakwob began making music aged 10. As a multi-instrumentalist he has been involved in many bands since his early teenage years - starting out in jazz but soon moving on to death metal and folk.[2] His style is now notable for transcending genres and its relative 'accessibility' given the dubstep genre.[3] Both his original work and remixes combine elements of dubstep, electro, classical piano, cinematic orchestral soundscapes, Indian fusion music and breakbeat. This eclecticism also manifests itself in Jakwob's DJ sets, which typically feature dub, hip-hop, drum and bass, dubstep and beyond.[4]

2009-present: Mainstream success[edit]

In 2009, he shot to fame after appreciation in the blog world for his bootleg of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed".[5] In November 2009, he was given his first airplay on national radio when his remix of Ellie Goulding's "Under the Sheets" was played on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World'. (A title which has since been given to "Electrify" and "Please".)[6]

Jakwob released his debut single "Here with Me" on his own label, Boom Ting Recordings on 13 September 2010.[7]

He produced English singer-songwriter Kyla La Grange's 2013 second album "Cut Your Teeth". Is the drummer and co-producer of the band "Get Hot" whose debut single "Party" was released on Luck Number Music on 8 May 2014. Produced and remixed the single "Betrayal" by singer-songwriter Laura Welsh. Co-wrote and produced the debut single "Wake Me Up" by Tender Central released by Boom Ting Recordings on 7 June 2016.

Under the alias Kindred he released the debut single "Killa" on MTA Records "Seasons Autumn" compilation on 16 October 2015.

Collaborating with UK DJ and producer Tesfa Williams under his birth name he released his debut "The Point EP" on Strictly Rhythm on 9 December 2016.


Year Single/EP Peak chart positions Album
UK Dance
UK Indie
2010 "Here With Me" Non-album singles
2011 "Right Beside You"
(featuring Smiler)
2012 "Electrify"
(featuring Jetta)
130 27
(featuring Rocky Nti)
2013 "Fade"
(featuring Maiday)
35 6 5 66
2014 "Somebody New"
(featuring Tiffani Juno)
47 16 2
2015 "Space EP"
2016 "Work It Out EP"
"Feel So Good EP"
"Bring The Heat EP"

(featuring Hife)

"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.


B sides[edit]

  • Jakwob - Rolla
  • Jakwob - Wild Pitch
  • Jakwob - Back and 4th
  • Jakwob - Scare The Snare Ft Roxxan


  1. ^ Patterson, Joseph (24 August 2010). "Jakwob: The Interview!". MTV. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Who is Jakwob???". 122live.com. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Music - Jakwob". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Jakwob's Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". Last.fm. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100510072343/http://www.underagefestivals.com/lineup/jakwob. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.caffiends.co.uk/?tag=jakwob[dead link]
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Peak positions in the UK:
  9. ^ Peak positions for Dance singles in the UK:
  10. ^ Peak positions for Indie singles in the UK:
  11. ^ "Discografie Jakwob". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/nl/. 

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