A medical doctor by day, J-Hamz is a classically trained pianist who produces electronic by night. J-Hamz has been featured in various music magazines and radio stations. His “I Stack Up” track was a Beatport Staff Pick as well as charting in the top ten electro house and big room charts. The EP “I’d Do Anything” also charted on Beatport and has received airplay on over a 100 college FM radio stations. J-Hamz together with Jaculator also received a nomination for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards’ as DJ/Electronic Recording of the Year for the aforementioned EP. In his 6th release, the “I Stack Up Remixes” EP, J-Hamz (www.j-hamz.com) unveils the winners of Digital Empire Records’ remix contest for the title track of his Beatport electro house #3 charting EP, “I Stack Up” EP, featuring lyrics and vocals by Jesse Peters (www.jessepetersmusic.com).
J-Hamz has become a fearsome presence these past few years, and we’ve managed to become quite familiar with, and quite fond of, the beat-savvy, real-life equivalent of Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde – doctor by day, producer by night. What we like most about J-Hamz is his ability to transcend genres.
He delves into all facets of electronic music, and he drops beats with the absolute best of them. This 5 track set of remixes is fraught with cuts that are going to crawl into your ears and make their home there for quite a while. Obviously, depending on your personal taste, some beats are better than others, but quality wise, they’re all quite similar in nature, breaking free from the formulaic.
In this new EP, listeners are presented with a combination of surreal remix innovations, booming bangers, revamped classic sounding electro, and reconfigured techno tunes. Each remix can easily stand apart from the tracks they sit next to while maintaining the composure and core structure originality found in J-Hamz’s original music.
However, there are creative moments that really hit the high mark, such as “I Stack Up (SStretch Remix)”, “I Stack Up (EzKill Remix)” and “I Stack Up (N.A.T. Remix)”. But again these depend very much on how you like your EDM sounds shaken, stirred and mixed.
These mixes contain hybrid qualities that show off a plethora of electronic elements fused together, unveiling not only J-Hamz’s original creativity, but brilliant resourcefulness and taste in order to smash these sounds into diverse, pristine and stimulating configurations.
The winning remixes in this set, though in some instances making significant changes and invigorating adjustments from the original, never lose the substance of the J-Hamz’s intended core tone and purpose. The result is a set of remixes, each adding its own distinctive style into a medium made for EDM fans, who in their own right, are each on a different musical-level, taste-wise.
I STACK UP REMIXES BUY/STREAM LINKS
Preview/buy/stream links j-hamz.lnk.to/ISUrmx
J-HAMZ/J-HAMZ & JACULATOR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Email list eepurl.com/bNB-fz
REMIX CONTEST LINKS
Digital Empire website remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcntst2
Soundcloud page remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcontest2
Hypeddit remix stems download bit.ly/DERrmxstems2