It’s been WAY too long since we’ve had a chance to do a Backtrack post so when this old favourite popped up on a random playlist, we decided to make it happen.
We first found out about DJ/producer Jakwob many years ago when he was the main support on tour with Wretch 32, and his live show was simply mesmerising. Always managing to surround himself with incredible talent (the gig we caught saw him joined on stage throughout by the superb Rocky Nti), this wonderful track is a triumph in so many ways, with flawless vocals from Maiday. It is accompanied by an astoundingly beautiful video – directed by Billy Boyd Cape and featuring a powerful performance from Nicole O’Neill – which to date has had over 3.5m views on YouTube.
Attention to detail is the hallmark of Jakwob’s work, whether working on others’ material (this is a chap who has produced, written and remixed for countless grade A musicians including Ellie Goulding, Kyla La Grange, Wilkinson, Lana Del Ray, Sigma etc) or his own tracks, and it really shows with this piece of perfection. Released in March 2013, Fade charted at 35 in the UK.
Photo by Laura Lewis
Jakwob – Fade (ft Maiday)