Jack Latham is a UK electronic music producer and DJ who performs under the alias Jam City. He has been active since 2010 and records on the label Night Slugs. He has released three full-length albums: 2012's Classical Curves, 2015's Dream a Garden, and 2020's Pillowland. He has also produced for artists such as Kelela, Troye Sivan, Gaika, and Olivia Rodrigo.
|Birth name||Jack Latham|
|Also known as||Vincent L'Traques|
|Born||London, United Kingdom|
|Associated acts||Bok Bok, Main Attrakionz, Kelela, Troye Sivan, Gaika|
Jam City's debut album, Classical Curves, was released in 2012 to positive reception. Sonically, the album featured glossy, alien-sounding post-dubstep and club music and established his reputation for creating instrumentals from club music tropes. The Quietus called it "one of the most interesting album-length listens to come from a UK club producer in a while."
Dream a GardenEdit
Latham's follow-up album, Dream a Garden, was released in 2015. Inspired by the 2011 England riots and the work of bell hooks, the album further developed the socio-political conscience of his debut, engaging particularly with the effects of neoliberalism. Latham said the album "is about the personal effects of living under capitalism. Why do I feel shit and why do the people I love feel shit when they look at billboards?" The first single from the album, Unhappy, critiques corruptive elements of online porn.
Work with othersEdit
Singles and EPsEdit
- Refixes 12" (2010)
- "Magic Drops" (2010)
- Waterworx EP (2011)
- "Glide" (2012)
- Classical Club Mixes (2012)
- Club Constructions Vol 6 (2013)
- "Unhappy" (2014)
- "Proud" (2015)
- Earthly Versions (2015)
- Trouble Mixtape (2016)
Songwriting and production creditsEdit
|Title||Year||Artist(s)||Album||Credits||Written with||Produced with|
|"Keep It Cool"||2013||Kelela||Cut 4 Me||Producer||-||-|
|"INTRLD"||2016||Rosie Lowe||Control||Co-writer/Producer||Rosie Lowe||-|
|"I'll Be Gone"||Co-writer/Co-producer||Rosie Lowe||Dave Okumu|
|"LMK"||2017||Kelela||Take Me Apart||Producer||-||Kwes|
|"Waitin'"||-||Ariel Rechtshaid, Kwes|
|"Take Me Apart"||-||Al Shux, Ariel Rechtshaid, Arca, Loric Sih, Kwes|
|"Truth or Dare"||-||Kwes|
|"Turn to Dust"||Co-writer||Kelela Mizanekristos, Alejandra Ghersi, Romy Madley Croft||-|
|"Altadena"||-||Ariel Rechtshaid, Kwes|
|"The Good Side"||2018||Troye Sivan||Bloom||Co-writer/Additional producer||Troye Sivan, Brett McLaughlin, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Ariel Rechtshaid||Ariel Rechtshaid, Bram Inscore|
|"Animal"||Co-writer/Co-producer||Troye Sivan, Brett McLaughlin, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Ariel Rechtshaid||Ariel Rechtshaid, Bram Inscore, Buddy Ross, The Haxan Cloak|
|"No Fun"||2018||Joji||Ballads 1||Producer||George Miller||-|
|"jealousy, jealousy"||2021||Olivia Rodrigo||SOUR||Co-producer||-||Dan Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo|
|"Top Picks for You"||Injury Reserve||By the Time I Get to Phoenix||Co-producer, songwriter||Nathaniel Ritchie, Jordan Alexander Groggs, Parker Corey, Jeremiah Raisen||Parker Corey, Jeremiah Raisen|
- Wilson, Sophie (25 March 2015). "Weekly Listening: Earl Sweatshirt, Diana Tribute, Jam City and more". Wireless. Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- Fox, Killian (22 March 2015). "Jam City: Dream a Garden review – a departure from Jack Latham's glossy debut". Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- Petridis, Alexis. "Jam City: Dream a Garden review – modern psychedelia with a dark edge". Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- The Quietus
- Saxelby, Ruth. "Jam City Is Fighting The System With Love". The Fader. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- Macpherson, Alex (19 March 2015). "Jam City's songs of resistance are a reaction to 'living under capitalism', says Jack Latham". The National. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- Eede, Christian. "Positive Force: An Interview With Jam City". The Quietus. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- Lindsay, Cam. "We Talked to Jam City About His New Protest Record, the Angry But Still Hopeful 'Dream a Garden'". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "Kelela - Cut 4 Me (CD, Album)". Discogs.com. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
- Ravens, Chal. "Darkest dreaming: Jam City dismantles his world". Fact (UK magazine). The Vinyl Factory. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "Jam City interview and mix". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2015.