After launching his imprint Dance NRG in August last year, MistaJam has been focused on pushing his writing and production credentials to the forefront. The U.K. tastemaker showed strong intent with the releases ‘Trust You’ and ‘Ultimatum’, and now issues his next genre-transcending release: ‘When’.
Fusing the ‘funk’ of the old school with infectious, energetic, modern-day rhythms and thick bass cuts, MistaJam’s ‘When’ samples MaiTai’s ‘80s club classic ‘History’ and reimagines it as a vibey dancefloor stomper.
MistaJam: “The bassline is definitely a nod to my early DJing days being part of a sound system that played Reggae & Dancehall, Jungle/DnB, Hip-hop and House & Garage. That plus ‘80s boogie vocals, tough House drums and slightly left-of-center synths equals Dance NRG.”
MistaJam has long been one of the U.K.’s most lauded music radio tastemakers. The five-time British Radio Academy award winner has already proven himself to be an extremely versatile individual on the gamut of music-related disciplines, and now continues to build profile as a producer, writer and artist through the exceptional works on his Dance NRG outlet, ‘When’ included.