Jameston Thieves – Hagakure [Feat. Abrax Phaeton]
Jameston Thieves is known for his unique bass productions. His latest release, Hagakure, featuring Abrax Phaeton is no different, combining elements of hip-hop, funk, dubstep, and pop. 2018 is set to be a big year for the Phoenix native, set to release a slew of new music soon.
With help from Philly rapper, Abrax Phaeton, Hagakure plays with the contrast of chill and SUPER FUNK. This is reminiscent of Pretty Lights, GRiZ, and Gramatik. Electro-funk, or as I’d call it, futre-funk is one of my favorite genres. It combines nostalgic funk elements with super modern EDM arrangements and sounds.
Jameston Thieves is a genre nomad, having sailed the seas of dubstep, trap, house, pop, and now diving into the ever-so-complex waters of electro-funk. This versatility in genre is a valuable trait for a producer, giving Jameston Thieves an advantage in the game. He creates psychedelic sounds and glitchy visuals, giving his live shows that all-encompassing audio/visual vibe promoters drool over.
Genre’s aren’t really a thing for the 22-year-old who goes by Jake Maloney outside the studio. He’s currently more focused than ever with the support of Diplo, Dillon Francis, Bassnectar, Tchami Jauz, Borgore, Oliver Heldens, and many more. He released singles off notable labels, such as OWSLA, Dim Mak Records, Armada Music, Cherry Tree/Universal, Big Beat/Atlantic, and Buygore.
I’m pumped to hear/see what Jameston Thieve does in 2018.