Rabitt

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Rabitt
Birth nameYik Nam Jason Wu
Born (1993-08-02) August 2, 1993 (age 26)
Hong Kong[1]
GenresPop, Indie Pop, Alternative
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Keyboards
  • guitar
  • bass
Years active2014−present
Websitewww.rabittbeats.com

Yik Nam Jason Wu[2] (born August 2, 1993), known professionally as Rabitt,[3] is an Emmy Award nominated record producer and songwriter from Hong Kong, now based in Los Angeles, CA.[1] Rabitt has produced and written songs for Andy Grammer, Kiiara, Charlotte Lawrence, VÉRITÉ, Álvaro Soler, Eric Nam, Claire Rachel Wilkinson, and others.[4][5][6]

Early life and education[edit]

Wu was born and raised in Hong Kong.[1][7] He started playing piano at the age of 5 and soon developed a passion for the drums. He then attended Berklee College of Music in 2011 and moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after graduation.[1][7] It was at Berklee where he would meet the woman who would eventually sign him to her label, Kara DioGuardi, CEO of Arthouse Entertainment. DioGuardi is a visiting scholar with expertise in songwriting at Berklee.[8]

Wu credits his parents' moral and financial support with allowing him to succeed in the music industry.[1]

In 2014, Wu signed his first publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing and Arthouse Entertainment. The deal helped him obtain the visa necessary to stay in the United States after finishing school.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After connecting with DioGuardi, Wu collaborated with another of Arthouse Entertainment's artists, Claire Rachel Wilkinson, then going by the name Clairity. Wu's production was featured on her 2015 debut EP "Alienation".[5][3]

Wu co-wrote and produced Andy Grammer's 2017 track "Freeze," off his album "The Good Parts". It was the last song Grammer wrote for the album and he considered it a "little ode" to his days as a street performer singing "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5.[9] In 2019, Wu said hearing the song play in Italian underwear store Calzedonia was the "proudest moment of his career".[1]

In 2018, Wu co-wrote and produced an original composition titled "Perfume Smoke" for the soap opera General Hospital.[10] The song was nominated for an Outstanding Original Song - Drama Emmy at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards. [11]

Discography[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Writer Producer or Co-Producer
"Exorcism" 2015 Clairity Alienation
☑Y
☑Y
"The Warrior" Diego Boneta Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Over You" Jebe & Petty x Factor Indonesia
☑Y
"Words Like Weapons" 2016 Clairity Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Saint Lo" Megan Washington Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Break Your Ways" Shaan Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Break Your Waves" Uhre UHRE
☑Y
☑Y
"Freeze" 2017 Andy Grammer Good Parts
☑Y
☑Y
"Higher & Higher" Joe Ghost Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Risky Love" Lime Cordiale Permanent Vacation
☑Y
☑Y
"Lost" 2018 MOONZz Aftershock
☑Y
☑Y
"Don't Call Me" Eric Nam Honestly
☑Y
☑Y
"Stain" Colin Chase, Gill Chang, Miranda Glory Single
☑Y
"Leave Me Alone" William Bolton Anti Love Love Songs
☑Y
☑Y
"I Bet" Charlotte Lawrence Young
☑Y
☑Y
"L*** Is A Bad Word" Kiiara Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Loca" 2019 Alvaro Soler Mar De Colores
☑Y
"On My Own" Trevor Moran Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Pushing All My Friends Away" Quinn Lewis Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Hurt Me Now" Single
☑Y
"Empty" Single
☑Y
"One of Us" Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Free" Sam Tsui Trust
☑Y
☑Y
"Nowhere Fast" Valley Maybe - Side B
☑Y
"First Time" Andy Grammer Naïve
☑Y
☑Y
"She'd Say" featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo
☑Y
☑Y
"Electric" Max and Harvey, Jayden Bartels Single
☑Y
☑Y
"Ocean" VÉRITÉ Single
☑Y
☑Y
"faded" New Skin
☑Y
☑Y
"Sunflowers" Matthew Chaim Mathematics of Nature
☑Y
☑Y
"Reason"
☑Y
☑Y
"Departed"
☑Y
☑Y
"Tender"
☑Y
☑Y
"Thoughts"
☑Y
☑Y
"Byways"
☑Y
☑Y
"Winter/Fall"
☑Y
☑Y
"Love Die Young" Eric Nam Before We Begin
☑Y
☑Y
"Congratulations" featuring Marc E. Bassy
☑Y
☑Y
"Come Through"
☑Y
☑Y
"How'm I Doing"
☑Y
☑Y
"You're Sexy I'm Sexy"
☑Y
☑Y
"Life of the Party" 2020 Ingrid Andress Lady Like
☑Y
☑Y
"Egoist" Jenna Holiday Single
☑Y
☑Y

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Meet Jason Wu". VoyageLA. November 4, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rabitt -Genius Bio". Genius.com. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rabbitt". Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/rabitt-mn0003812064
  5. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (July 13, 2015). "Clairity Song Premiere: Hear 'Velcro' from her Debut EP". billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  6. ^ https://owldb.net/music/lyrics/howm-i-doing-eric-nam/
  7. ^ a b Basford, Tom (June 22, 2011). "The Jazz Tellers". Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Kara DioGuardi". Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (December 1, 2017). "Andy Grammar Shares Stories Behind Tracks on 'The Good Parts'". billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "AIR + WATER AND SESAC CONGRATULATE AXEL MANSOOR ON EMMY NOMINATION". April 25, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR THE 45TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS". March 21, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2019.

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