JMandem (Selecta J-Man & Jman)
JMandem – The new project between two of the UKs hottest J’s
New School Drum & Bass Jungle producer and DJ
The Born On Road family grow stronger and stronger by the day and Selecta J-Man is integral to the development of their sound. BoR HQ is a busy hub of producers and DJs pushing to further the modern Drum & Bass Jungle sound and J-Man ties this all together with his team: Aries, Kelvin 373, Gold Dubs and Stivs.
When Drum & Bass met Reggae it spawned a whole new field of interest for the new school of producers who were addicted to taking foundation Reggae music and marrying it with rolling Drum & Bass. It’s un-pretentious approach to reinventing the ideals of Reggae into something that the UK ravers could hold as theirs has shown once again that Drum & Bass will never die and Selecta J-Man is one of these producers who is working with the Reggae greats.
Never one to boast, Selecta J-Man has engineered studio sessions with Protoje, Solo Banton, Deadly Hunta, London Posse, YT, Charlie P, Junior Dangerous, Eva Lazarus and Gardna amongst a wealth of others so his dubplate collection is unrivalled in the scene. It was this recording flare that has allowed him and his label Born On Road to take the Glastonbury Sound Clash crown in 2017 from the jaws of the renowned Shadow Demon Coalition.
It’s fair to say that Selecta J-Man has been welcomed into the scene with open arms by a wealth of established artists, perhaps most importantly good friend Aries who has kept a steady workload throughout his career and was instrumental in bringing J-Man’s sound up to par and introducing him around the world of Junglists.
Selecta J-Man’s releases have centred around Born On Road with the common championed theme of Reggae and Drum & Bass – Cease and Sekkle EP being his biggest release to date – but we don’t forget his first releases on Run Tingz Recordings and also his remix duties for Boom Sound and Chopstick Dubplate.
With his consistently bright attitude to making great tunes that punch hard and his commanding presence behind a set of decks, Selecta J-Man is a Drum & Bass Junglist who is here to stay.
Known for his multi faceted style, explosive energy, unmatched live shows and some of the best underground music to have come out of the UK in recent years, Jman has come along way from his days of growing up in Croydon clashing at youth clubs and attempting to produce Grime beats on FL studio. At 15 hosting for some of the biggest names in the scene and becoming ‘Best Dubstep mc 2011’ he wanted evolve as an artist focusing more on writing which lead to the culture of Hip-Hop he was rapidly digesting. He was signed by Greasy Vinyl in 2010 at the age of 18 and extensively toured Europe and other parts of the world not having released one single. Fast forward to a critically acclaimed debut album, mutiple plays on radio stations such as BBC 1xtra, Rinse fm and performing too 100k+ audiences at some of the best events in the world and its plain to see Jman is destined for great things.