|Birth name||Jack Latham|
|Also known as||Vincent L'Traques|
|Born||London, United Kingdom|
|Associated acts||Bok Bok, Main Attrakionz, Kelela|
Jack Latham is a UK electronic music producer and DJ who performs under the alias Jam City. He has been active since 2010 and records on Night Slugs. He has released two full-length albums on the label, 2012's Classical Curves and 2015's Dream a Garden, both to critical praise. He has also produced for artists such as Kelela.
Jam City's debut album, Classical Curves, was released in 2012 to positive reception. Sonically, the album featured glossy, alien-sounding post-dubstep and club music and established his reputation for creating instrumentals from club music tropes. The Quietus called it "one of the most interesting album-length listens to come from a UK club producer in a while."
Dream a Garden
Latham's follow-up album, Dream a Garden, was released in 2015. Inspired by the 2011 England riots and the work of bell hooks, the album further developed the socio-political conscience of his debut, engaging particularly with the effects of neoliberalism. Latham said the album "is about the personal effects of living under capitalism. Why do I feel shit and why do the people I love feel shit when they look at billboards?" The first single from the album, Unhappy, critiques corruptive elements of online porn.
Work with others
Singles and EPs
- Refixes 12" (2010)
- "Magic Drops" (2010)
- Waterworx EP (2011)
- "Glide" (2012)
- Classical Club Mixes (2012)
- Club Constructions Vol 6 (2013)
- "Unhappy" (2014)
- "Proud" (2015)
- Earthly Versions (2015)
- Trouble Mixtape (2016)
Songwriting and Production Credits
|Title||Year||Artist(s)||Album||Credits||Written with||Produced with|
|"Keep It Cool"||2013||Kelela||Cut 4 Me||Producer||-||-|
|"INTRLD"||2016||Rosie Lowe||Control||Co-writer/Producer||Rosie Lowe||-|
|"I'll Be Gone"||Co-writer/Co-producer||Rosie Lowe||Dave Okumu|
|"LMK"||2017||Kelela||Take Me Apart||Producer||-||Kwes|
|"Waitin'"||-||Ariel Rechtshaid, Kwes|
|"Take Me Apart"||-||Al Shux, Ariel Rechtshaid, Arca, Loric Sih, Kwes|
|"Truth or Dare"||-||Kwes|
|"Turn to Dust"||Co-writer||Kelela Mizanekristos, Alejandro Ghersi, Romy Madley Croft||-|
|"Altadena"||-||Ariel Rechtshaid, Kwes|
|"The Good Side"||2018||Troye Sivan||Bloom||Co-writer/Additional producer||Troye Sivan, Brett McLaughlin, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Ariel Rechtshaid||Ariel Rechtshaid, Bram Inscore|
|"Animal"||Co-writer/Co-producer||Troye Sivan, Brett McLaughlin, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Ariel Rechtshaid||Ariel Rechtshaid, Bram Inscore, Buddy Ross, The Haxan Cloak|
|"No Fun"||2018||Joji||Ballads 1||Producer||George Miller||-|
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- The Quietus
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