Q&A JAE5 - The Sound of a New Generation
16:00 - 16:45
Melkweg (M5 Panel Room) | Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam
24-year old UK producer Jonathan ‘JAE5’ Mensah is the future. The amazing, genre-bending productions of the East-London producer, are a culmination of the most exciting trends in hiphop, bass and beats right now and a true celebration of hip-hop’s global moment. JAE5 is the go-to producer for successful U.K. rapper J-Hus and has cooked up the sound of a new generation, a wildly popular mix of afrobeats, U.K. grime, dubstep, hip-hop, dancehall and house music.
The golden child of this new sound, JAE5 is a product of the music scenes in East-London, United Kingdom and in Accra, Ghana, where he spent years of his adolescence, soaking in the African sounds and mixing them with the electronic music he grew up with in the U.K., merging hiplife with hip-hop, dubset and grime. His unique modern sound is the synthesis of hip-hop’s true global moment in 2017: a vibrant fusion of international musical influences, raw, progressive and thrilling.
At his Q&A at ADE Beats, JAE5 will discuss his work and how he developed his extremely influential sound in-depth, and he will talk about the vibrant scenes in London and Accra, the recent success of afrobeats and the latest trends and developments that excite him.
Jonathan 'JAE5' Mensah (GB)
Moderator: Akwasi (NL)