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James Edward Jacob aka Jakwob headshot.jpeg
Background information
Birth nameJames Edward Jacob[1]
Also known asKindred, Studio 6, Get Hot
Born (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 29)
OriginHereford, England
GenresElectronica, house, Trip Hop, Post-dubstep, UK Garage, Drum and Bass, Techno
Years active2009-present
Associated actsEllie Goulding, Little Simz, MistaJam, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Etherwood, Kyla La Grange

James Edward Jacob (born 28 March 1989), better known by his stage name Jakwob, is a British music producer, songwriter and DJ.

Early life[edit]

James began making music aged 10. As a multi-instrumentalist he has been involved in many bands since his early teenage years - starting out in jazz but soon moving on to death metal and folk.[2] His style is notable for transcending genres particularly to the genre Dubstep.[3] His original work, remixes and productions combine elements of syncopated organic percussion, classical piano, sub bass and cinematic orchestral soundscapes.

2009-present: Mainstream success[edit]

In 2009, he shot to fame after appreciation in the blog world for his bootleg of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed".[4] In November 2009, he was given his first airplay on national radio when his remix of Ellie Goulding's "Under the Sheets" was played on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World'. (A title which has since been given to "Electrify" and "Please".)[5]

Jakwob released his debut single "Here with Me" on his own label, Boom Ting Recordings on 13 September 2010.[6]

He produced English singer-songwriter Kyla La Grange's 2013 second album "Cut Your Teeth". Is the drummer and co-producer of the band "Get Hot" whose debut single "Party" was released on Lucky Number Music on 8 May 2014. Produced and remixed the single "Betrayal" by singer-songwriter Laura Welsh. Co-wrote and produced the debut single "Wake Me Up" by Tender Central released by Boom Ting Recordings on 7 June 2016.

Under the alias Kindred he released his debut single "Killa" on Chase & Status' MTA Records "Seasons Autumn" compilation on 16 October 2015.

Collaborating with UK DJ and producer T.Williams and under his birth name he released his debut "The Point EP" on Strictly Rhythm on 9 December 2016. Followed in 2017 by releases on Kerri Chandlers' Madhouse Records and Shadow Childs Food Music imprint.

Artist Discography[edit]

As Jakwob
Year Single/EP Peak chart positions Label
UK Dance
UK Indie
2010 "Here With Me" Boom Ting Recordings
2011 "Right Beside You"
(featuring Smiler)
2012 "Electrify"
(featuring Jetta)
130 27
(featuring Rocky Nti)
The Prize


  • Turn To Stone
  • Slaves Ft 14th
  • Sailing Ft Roses Gabor
  • Stay
  • Islands Ft Ghostpoet
  • Please Ft Kano
  • Erupt Ft Youngman
  • Feeling The Desire
  • Let It Fall Ft Rocky Nti
  • The Prize Ft Mr Hudson
2013 "Fade"
(featuring Maiday)
35 6 5 66
2014 "Somebody New"
(featuring Tiffani Juno)
47 16 2 Digital Sound Boy
"No Place Like Home"

(featuring Rational)

2015 "Spaced" Boom Ting Recordings
2016 "Work It Out EP"
"Feel So Good EP" Turbo Recordings
"Bring The Heat EP" Boom Ting Recordings

(featuring Hife)

Do Not Sleep
"Balance" This Ain't Bristol
2017 "Lifted" Boom Ting Recordings
As Get Hot
Year Single/EP Label
2014 Drugs Lucky Number Music
2015 Fight
2018 TBA Last Gang Records
As Kindred
Year Single/EP Label
2015 Killa MTA
2016 Kill With Kindness Clans
2017 Jungle Sound Clans
As James Jacob
Year Single/EP Label
2016 The Point Strictly Rhythm
2017 Together Madhouse
Flow Food Music
2018 The Learning Process Strictly Rhythm

Remix Discography[edit]

As Jakwob
Artist Name Track Title
Ellie Goulding Starry Eyed
Ellie Goulding Under The Sheets
Killa Kella Everyday
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip Get Better
The Temper Trap Fader
Fabio Lendrum Trouble
Mr Fogg Moving Parts
Audio Bullys Only Man
Matisyahu (feat Akon) One Day
Penguin Prison Animal
Alan Pownall A Life Worth Living
Lily Allen The Fear
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll
I Blame Coco Self Machine
Robyn Dancing On My Own
Katie Melua The Flood
Kid Sister Day Dreaming
M.I.A Pull Up The People
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Collapsing Cities
Tiesto vs Diplo (feat Busta Rhymes) Catch 'Em By Surprise
Frankmusik Confusion Girl
Escape The Fate Issues
William Orbit Nimrod
Jessie J Do It Like A Dude
Lana Del Rey Video Games
Chiddy Bang Ray Charles
Smiler (feat. Professor Green & Tawiah) Top Of The World
Usher Numb
Wilkinson Take You Higher
Sigma Nobody To Love
Hybrid Minds Mountains
Etherwood Light My Way Home
Bring Me The Horizon Can You Feel My Heart
Culture Shock City Lights
Breakage Treading Water
Sinead Harnett Paradise
Icona Pop (feat Charli XCX) Love It
Kimberly Anne Lair
Melissa Steel You Love Me
Keys N Krates U Already Know
Linden Jay (feat Shola Ama) Lose Again
Xavier Eleven (feat Laura Elle Rose) New Day
Klangkarussell Sun Don't Shine
The Two Bears Angel
Banfi June

Production and Songwriting[edit]

Year Artist Song Title Label Credit
2013 Laura Welsh Betrayal Polydor Producer
2014 Kyla La Grange Cut Your Teeth Epic
I Don't Hate You
White Doves
The Knife
Never That Young
Get It
George The Poet Its Yours Which?
Sakima Energy Boom Ting Recordings
2015 Little Simz Time Capsule Producer/Co-writer
2016 Meridian Dan Don't Feed The Animals Universal Music Group
Tender Central Wake Me Up Boom Ting Recordings
Burn Bright Communion Records
Riz MC Englistan Riz Mc
2017 Celeste Chocolate Bank Holiday Records
2018 Aurora Queendom Decca Records


  1. ^ Patterson, Joseph (24 August 2010). "Jakwob: The Interview!". MTV. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Who is Jakwob???". 122live.com. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  3. ^ "Music - Jakwob". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100510072343/http://www.underagefestivals.com/lineup/jakwob. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.caffiends.co.uk/?tag=jakwob[dead link]
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Peak positions in the UK:
  8. ^ Peak positions for Dance singles in the UK:
  9. ^ Peak positions for Indie singles in the UK:
  10. ^ "Discografie Jakwob". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/nl/.

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