Jax Jones has established himself as one of the biggest new producers with a huge list of collaborators that have helped him create a strong discography. His debut album ‘Snacks (Supersize) is a colourful collection of tracks that experiments with British dance/house elements and implements it into a playful pop world.
Teaming up with the likes of RAYE, Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha, Mabel, Tove Lo, Years & Years, MNEK and Jess Glynne, there are some huge heavyweights behind the magic of this record and some huge collaborations that will be stuck in your head for ages. With majority of these tracks already having impacted radio and streaming, there wasn’t much room for surprise from this record. There just needed to be one huge surprise collaboration to really draw in listeners as an added bonus to listen to the entire record. But in saying that the Ella Henderson collaboration ‘This Is Real’ is a strong new track. With a disco vibe driving the production along with some drum n bass elements, this song will have you instantly grooving along. The familiar piano keys that integrate the sounds together have this commercial likability that play listing will soon catch onto.
There are A LOT of hits on this album. From ‘All Day And Night’ (feat Martin Solveig & Madison Beer) to ‘Instruction’ (feat. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don), ‘You Don’t Know Me’ (feat RAYE), ‘Ring Ring’ (feat. Mabel), ‘One Touch’ (feat. Jess Glynne) and ‘Harder’ (feat Bebe Rexha), all of these songs have made a huge impact in their own way. But my favourite hit from the collection has to be the Years & Years collaboration ‘Play’ because of the unique energy the song brings to the album. It’s just super playful and so infectious with it’s carefree melodies.
This whole record embraces fun. It embraces pop and dance together in a big way and is just a strong collection of hits that has put Jax Jones on the list of artists to watch.
Jax Jones will be joining Brockhampton, Lizzo, Kaytranada, Madeon and Rico Nasty in Australia in January for FOMO 2020.
FOMO 2020 DATES
Saturday 4 January – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday 5 January – Elder Park, Adelaide
Saturday 11 January – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Sunday 12 January – Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne