What do you get when you combine an anonymous celebrity DJ and a Billboard chart-topping producer? A dream team co-production blending tricked out beats and Trap-riddled bass designed for a new generation of electronic dance music fans. Say hello to Jakpot’s psychedelic first single ‘Trip,’ out now on Grammy-winning producer and DJ Poet’s Listen Deep Records.
“Working with Poet and everyone at Listen Deep has been an amazing opportunity,” Jakpot says. “Poet inspires me creatively more than any other artist and I’m excited to showcase this track in my sets.”
With ‘Trip,’ Jakpot has created an intoxicating twist on the relationship between hip-hop and EDM, delivering a fresh pop perspective on trap music through a combination of buoyant rhythms and infectious lyrics. The sound touches on every aspect of the genre, hitting the listener with mind-altering basslines, bubbling synths, raspy snares and sweeping sub-bass. Completed by provocative vocals posing the question, “Are you trippin?” this massive Trap track is sure to have clubgoers sweating on the dancefloor.
Jakpot is currently in Miami shooting the music video for ‘Trip’ and is prepping for a nationwide tour later this year. Get an exclusive free download of his track ‘Up Tha Duff’!
You know the feeling…the weekend has arrived and the night is young. Lasers reflect off your body as you move through the pulsating strobes. Your ears are immersed with the surrounding bass and pounding riffs as Go-Go dancers sweat from the unstoppable rhythm. Your primal instinct is to submit to the energy radiating around you as your head and body move in sync. It’s euphoric; it’s exciting…IT is exactly what you love about dance music and the dance floor. IT is Jakpot.
Jakpot is an artist, musician, DJ, producer and brand. A mysterious hooded figure with a crystal mask, Jakpot’s anonymity creates a sense of oneness amongst his fans by keeping the focus on the most important thing, the music. Born into a family of fame and musical talent–his father playing bass guitar in a band in his twenties and sister formerly on the pop and R&B circuit–Jakpot’s obsession for the beat developed at a young age. DJing the North American nightclub scene since 2009 as his well-known celebrity persona, he built a strong following through a combination of love for his masterful sets and pop culture status. But while gaining notoriety for his diverse and hard hitting mixes, the man behind the mask sought to get away from his “Celebrity DJ” title and put the focus on his own original productions. And thus, Jakpot was born.
Catering to the young, EDM-loving generation, Jakpot’s music is all encompassing, fun and fresh while remaining bass heavy and cutting-edge. Jakpot made his debut in 2012 at the world-renowned Ultra Music Festival in Miami before retreating out of the limelight and into the studio to focus on his original productions, waiting for the right time to make his grand re-introduction. A year later and armed with an arsenal of massive tracks, Jakpot is ready to take the world by storm. His first official single ‘Trip’ will be unleashed on March 19th as the inaugural release on Listen Deep Records, owned and operated by DJ Poet of the Black Eye Peas. The follow-up single, a collaboration with heavy hitter from the Drum & Bass scene and Poet, is slated for a late summer liberation.