For Jitwam, his career in music has always felt predestined. The first record he bought – a $2 blank white-label vinyl – turned out to be a Moodymann track, a discovery he made around the same time he found out his music would be featured on Moodymann’s DJ Kicks compilation. Finding success through two LPs, ‘ज़ितम सिहँ’ and Honeycomb, and acclaimed tracks including ‘WhereYouGonnaGo’ and ‘busstop’ Jitwam has become a mainstay of the underground, having guested on NTS, WorldWide FM, BBC6 Music amongst others. He has also remixed Laraaji, collaborated with Folamour – whose Boiler Room has had nearly a million views – as well as Cosmo’s Midnight on Defected Records, alongside having a track on the renowned compilation ‘Fabric Presents… Maribou State’. Incorporating sounds from across the world, Jitwam marries incisive political commentary with deep introspection to create work that is, at once, wrenchingly intimate and sweetly playful.
‘Brooklyn Ballers‘ by Jitwam is out now via Roya, buy/stream here.
Sat Apr 9 – Dialled In Festival – London, UK @ EartH
Fri Jun 3 – Vivid Sydney 10 Years of Astral People – Eora/Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
Sat Jun 4 – RISING Melbourne – Naarm/Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
Thur Aug 4 – Defected Croatia – Tisno, HR @ The Garden