Jacques Greene is a relatively new Montreal-based beat maker and producer who’s been turning heads for a few years now. Of what I’ve heard so far, this guy can pretty much do no wrong. Maintaining a fairly low profile by self-releasing music on mediums like Soundcloud and his own label Vase, he keeps busy packing out small-to-moderate sized clubs and doing classy collabs with lesser-known / up-and-coming vocalists from around the world. He humbly and consistently demonstrates a clear-cut, easily palatable style with great flow, cleverly crafted layering crescendos and tasteful beats. My sternocleidomastoids have never been more fatigued than after seeing him live last summer… it was pure joy.
In typical electronic artist style, Jacques Greene has taken to the single / EP / DJ set formats to put out his originals and remixes. So, if you look around a bit on the world wide netweb (https://soundcloud.com/jacquesgreene / http://pitchfork.com/artists/29665-jacques-greene/), you’ll find little pots of gold hither and thither. Posted above is the artwork for my 2 favourite songs of his; other notable releases are EPs “Ready”, “Concealer” and “The Look”. Upon doing a sweep of iTunes, I see a brand new release “On Your Side” featuring How To Dress Well – I will be purchasing and devouring it promptly. Update: Jacques is back with 2 killer Ciara remixes (free download at http://jacquesgreene.com/greene02/) as well as this year’s upbeat “Phantom Vibrate” (try “No Excuse”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td48NIit_Yc).
Favourite track: Another Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79J58LlPiAg)… Funky fresh.