Co-produced by Burial! Jamie Woon is a special talent who will carve his blues n' bass infused pop songs into your brain and leave them there forever. You might not have heard of him yet, unless you've been tapped into the eerie, soulful end of dubstep, but it's a name you will be hearing a lot of in the coming 12 months.
Written and produced by Woon, 'Night Air' is as dark, sweet and seductive as molasses, an irresistibly understated combination of Jamie's uniquely supple voice, his subtly compulsive beats and a sky full of atmosphere. A melancholic ode to the urgency of the night, itâ€™s a future soul vision taken further into orbit with a dancefloor-winning refix by up and coming techno/dubstep crossover don Ramadanman.
But you have to go back a few years to find the seeds of his new sound. In 2007 he released his version of traditional standard 'Wayfaring Stranger' with a remix from secretive and ultra selective producer Burial on the flip. It turned people like Gilles Peterson and Mary-Anne Hobbs into full-blown Woon fans. The release also recalibrated his musical mind and inspired him to re-think his approach on music. Woon is now primed to be one of the most exciting artists you're likely to hear all year, a man who is populist but always inventive, a modest and understated 27 year old who's making hugely ambitious music that you'll be filing somewhere, between your favourite Four Tet, Richard Hawley and D'Angelo records. Singer, songwriter and self-taught producer Woon made his name by playing live. He's got hundreds of gigs under his belt, from endless spots in front of the microphone with just his guitar, an effects box and that unmistakable voice, to supporting Amy Winehouse. He's played in a full band with dubstep DJ and producer Reso on drums and he's taken stage at Sonar. He has now made the music that will let him switch between intimate gigs to stages with a bigger reach. The new sound fuses his future pop songs with '80s reverb, ultra-tight beats and acres of bass and they cleverly carry the intimate emotions of his early sound into a whole different room, bigger, badder... heavier. Watch out for his debut album in spring 2011...
A. Jamie Woon - Night Air
B. Jamie Woon - Night Air Ramadanman refix