Expect nothing less than wide-ranging crates of avant-garde jazz, prog and kraut rock, electronic experiments, and beat oddities from a Jameszoo DJ set
Mitchel Van Dinther, the Dutch producer known as Jameszoo, emerged from the small town of Den Bosch in southern Netherlands in the late 2000s. First as a DJ – with wide-ranging crates of avant-garde jazz, prog and kraut rock, electronic experiments, and beat oddities – and then as a producer capable of impressive sonic and rhythmic incongruities.
After attending Red Bull Music Academy in 2013, and releasing several EPs, in 2016, Van Dinther joined Brainfeeder with his debut album ‘Fool’ that fit right into the label’s expanding take on the modern evolution of jazz music. Spontaneous, unaffected and layered with a touch of childlike innocence and wonder, the sound of ‘Fool’ was described by Van Dither as “naive, computer jazz”.
The primary inspiration behind the album was human limitation and our struggles to achieve, which, while depressing on the surface, provided Van Dinther with the necessary burst of inspiration to create work that is both personal and relatable. With ‘Fool’, Van Dinther created an album that doesn’t follow any direct rules. An album composed and arranged “on purpose” that still retains a wonderful naive quality.
In 2017, Jameszoo opened Amsterdam Dance Event with a special collaboration with Jules Buckley and the Grammy Award-winning 49-piece Metropole Orkest at the Melkweg concert hall. The recordings of the momentous collaboration were released via Brainfeeder on May 17, and described as “…unique and bracing, not unlike discovering the soundtrack of a new planet”.