Jesswah and Friends burst onto the live electronic scene this year as the organic next- step for the ever-expanding live show progressively blooming around Sunny Coast producer, Jesswah.
Like bio-luminescent mushrooms spawning from a funk-filled stump, this dynamic live troupe have become a vibrant musical eco-system, shaking branches across the country with chunky bass vibrations, ecstatic on-stage energy, and tight, tasty grooves.
With guitar licks funkier than James Brown on a bicycle, bass beats fatter than a New York slice, and live drums so punchy you’ll need an ice pack after the show, it’s little wonder that these guys have been snatching support slots for some of the best acts on the festival circuit, including Opiuo, The Funk Hunters, JFB and Grouch In Dub.
A quick flick through Jesswah’s record collection and you’ll see where he draws his strongest influences - from Tipper to Opiuo to DJ Vadim and so many more, Jesswah has extracted the liquids of diverse inspiration and shaken - not stirred - those glorious juices into a fresh new explosion of musical flavour.
Jesswah’s already caught the attention of some heavy-hitting labels, including Adapted, Hopskotch Records, and Against The Grain, with his compendium of original tracks; each one a totally unique cocktail, blending influences from DnB, Glitch Hop, Dub, and dirty, bass-heavy Funk.
A keen collaborator, Jesswah’s also produced official remixes for Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought, SwitchKraft, Bearfoot, and JFB.
A glitched-out bass canopy with deep-set funk roots, absorbing groundwaters rich in vitamin DnB, this act is the jungle through which bass-freaks and festival revellers may journey uninhibited. A talented band of fearless musical explorers are their guides: Rob Burr (Dawn Chorus), Rohan Nitschke (Bearfoot), Asher Chapman (Bearfoot) and Dyzlexic (Melbourne DnB MC).
With Jesswah & friends, you never know what’s going to leap up from the undergrowth - their quirky electronic beats are refreshingly unexpected and delightfully unpredictable.
So strap on your stomping boots as this team take you on an auditory adventure of truly epic proportions.
“Opiuo’s performance... was really well bridged by Jesswah, a producer from the Sunshine Coast, who funked his way onto stage, and rather quickly had a sizeable, grooving audience. Incorporating elements of hip hop and ghetto funk, you could see why Jesswah was a good choice as an appetiser.”
- Annaliese Heard (4zzz radio )
“I rocked up in time for Jesswah who delivered an awesome set. His beats were full of funk and glitch and it was awesome to walk into a venue and be greeted by such fat tunes.”
- Emelia Ebejer (Scenstr)