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Originally from Portsmouth now residing in London, Jake Stewart has successfully located the pleasure centres of UK ravers via the diverse output of his “1-800 GIRLS” artist project.
After stunning sold-out extended-play outings on ubiquitous raw house labels Shall Not Fade and clipp.art, as well as broody emotionally tinged release on Feelings Worldwide, Lost Palms and his own imprint among others, 1-800 GIRLS continues to reserve a space of his own in the speed lane of modern intelligent dance music.
A past performing live in new wave inspired bands where it was not uncommon to find himself behind a keyboard, guitar or drum kit, informs the 1-800 GIRLS sound – underpinned by the contrasts of subtle nostalgia running alongside rumbling grooves, crackling percussives and gloriously staccato melodies, with spring-tingling emotional textures being the glue holding together everything the Hackney based artist produces. Often falling in sharp contrast with his own eclectic high energy DJ sets.
Ahead for 2021, 1-800 GIRLS has more original music coming as well after recent remixes on Nice Age, Silver Bear Recordings and Kitsune, and will be soon revealing a live show that combines signature new-wave and euphoric electronics with classic 1-800 GIRLS emotional soundscapes.