JAX JONES – House Work




Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo (born 25 July 1987), known professionally as Jax Jones, …

… is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter and DJ.

The son of two teachers, Jax grew up in a multi-ethnic household and was exposed to a wealth of influences.

After his Nigerian stepfather introduced him to afrobeat via Fela Kuti and rap with a tape of the Biggie Smalls album, …

… Jax’s musical diet developed to consist of Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel and traditional African music.

Producers like The Neptunes, Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins shaped his musical horizons and his fascination with the anatomy of a rhythm section.

Having initially studied classical guitar from a young age, Jax took up beat-making at 15 after discovering Cubase on his friend’s Atari.

Performing at open mic clubs around London, Jax eventually came together with Ripperman, …

… a grime producer from Mitcham, at Brixton‘s Raw Materials Studio,…

… and worked on releases for Big Narstie and Roadside Gs, among others in the scene.

His parents encouraged him to go to university at 18.

Opting to stay closer to Raw Materials, he declined an interview at Oxford to attend Brunel.

Despite a two hour trip, Jax went from lectures to the studio daily to work on his craft, posting beats regularly on MySpace.

After graduation, Jax rented a studio in Sydenham after not being allowed back in the family home,  …

… bought a Mac tower from Gumtree and worked daily to hone his craft.

After meeting Duke Dumont, he developed an interest in house music and together they co-wrote and produced ‘I Got U’ and ‘Ocean Drive’.

‘I Got U’ reached #1 on the Official UK Singles Charts in March 2014.

His latest single ‘House Work’ was released in July 2016.

The track fuses together his early hip-hop influences with Neptunes-style funk and soul, Jax’s live, kinetic energy, …

… the Chicago house flavour of Mike Dunn and vocal hooks from London artist MNEK.

Jax says of the track, “At the end of the day i started making beats on a 4 track so it feels right to put that DIY energy into my music”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 and Musixmatch

 









HOUSE WORK (lyrics)


I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
Imma throw shapes,
feelin’ the base to my feet hurt
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
But I’m gon’ throw shade if I don’t get paid for this house work
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
Imma throw shapes,
feelin’ the base to my feet hurt
Imma throw shapes
Imma throw shapes
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
Imma throw shapes,
feelin’ the base to my feet hurt
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
But I’m gon’ throw shade if I don’t get paid for this house work
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
Imma throw shapes,
feelin’ the base to my feet hurt
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)

Would you come along
Oh with my friends
And to leave I’m working
every weekend
House work
Life work
Imma throw shapes
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
Would you come along
Oh with my friends
And to leave I’m working
every weekend
House work
Life work
Imma throw shapes
(What you, what you gon’ do?)
House work
Life work
Imma throw shapes,
feelin’ the base to my feet hurt
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
But I’m gon’ throw shade if I don’t get paid for this house work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
Imma throw shapes,
feelin’ the base to my feet hurt
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
But I’m gon’ throw shade if I don’t get paid for this house work
Would you come along
with my friends
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
And to leave I’m working
every weekend
house work
life work
Imma throw shapes
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
I call it house work
’cause it’s life work
(Whatcha, whatcha gon’ do?)
But I’m gon’ throw shade if I don’t get paid for this house work














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