In 2018, Dutchman Jack Wins really exploded on to the scene. With his debut release on Axtone, ‘Freewheelin’ has amassed to date over 25 million streams - cementing him as one of the brightest lights in dance music in the world today. A debut release on Spinnin saw him teaming up with swede ILY for ‘Alive’ and this was sprinkled with stellar reworks for Awell /\ Ingrosso, Kygo and Jess Glynne amongst others. Jack was approaching the top of his game.
2019 started where he left off the year before, with this sophomore release on Axtone ‘Forever Young’ -confirming him as one of the most reliable and consistent beat makers on the world electronic dance scene. Further reworks for George Ezra and soon again for Ed Sheehan confirm that there is no end to his relentless worldwide success.
Behind every man is his story. For Jack Wins, it was the discovery of dance music at the age of 9. Aged 11, he first experienced a 25K capacity rave in his hometown of Haarlem, the Netherlands. Fast forward 6 years and he made the decision to move to the UK in order to pursue this relentless passion. Armed with an innovative mind, Jack Wins made it his Saturday ritual to dig through the bargain basements of London’s record stores, purchasing ‘white label’ vinyl to later sell them back to the same store with profit once they became hits. This entrepreneurial streak lead to a career in the business side of music, before a realisation that it was the creative side that he craved all along. From street flyering, to physically sending out tapes to labels & promoters, to his very first residency at an East End pub in London - Jack has proven that sheer determination will always win.
His debut on Mixmash Records - ‘Give It Up’ - was enough proof for heavyweights’ Don Diablo, Tiesto & Oliver Heldens, who championed the release throughout their global radio shows. Then there was ‘I Used To Love You’, which made the top 10 on Beatport after major tastemaker support. It wasn’t long before BBC Radio 1 picked it up, which made the record trend on Shazam’s UK Dance Chart as well as surpassing 5M Spotify stream to date. This fuelled Dutch Radio station SLAM to handpick Jack as one of their ‘Artists To Watch’.
Alongside his original productions, Jack Wins is becoming the go-to guy for remixes. From Bastille to Alan Walker, Tom Odell to Dua Lipa - there isn’t a single genre that he can’t rework. It's worth mentioning that he remixed Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ and Clean Bandit’s ‘Rockabye’ when both tracks were sat in the top two positions of the most Shazamed tracks in the world.
On choosing the name, Jack Wins explains: “I wanted to have a name that represents both my music and positivity. The name ‘Jack’ to me represents ‘house music’, as historically the name is closely associated with this genre, and ‘Wins’ refers to my ethos: ‘winning’ at life - focus on the things in life that make you happy!“