With his roots in Assam, northeast India, and his hustle now based in Brooklyn, the psychedelic soul-savant known as Jitwam. has cemented his reputation as a world-class DJ, live performer and label head at The Jazz Diaries.
Following his Detroit Swindle collaboration ‘Coffee In The Morning’ and his ‘Back To My Place’ outing on Darker Than Wax (which saw him gain support from the likes of Benji B, OkayPlayer & more), his new EP Sun After Rain, with French producer Folamour is a keys-driven dance floor groover, complete with triumphant brass stabs and a rock solid rhythm section. Delivering a promise of the brighter tomorrow that the world is currently yearning for.
Utilising knowledge acquired through years spent digging through dusty crates, and talents honed as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist, jitwam moves freely between the dancefloor and your headphones, fusing musical identities and stitching together ideas into some of the warmest music you’ll hear all year.
His talents haven’t gone unnoticed with placements on Moodymann’s DJ Kicks compilation, as well as a steady string of gigs that took his talents from a country-wide NTS-Radio tour in India, to shows in Europe and the US, where he opened for legendary jazz-funk artist Roy Ayers with his full live band.
“Jitwam's busy and beautiful style is hard not to love. ”Resident Advisor
“A beautiful collection of ideas and abstract pieces [...] each track is fleshed out and layered with so much attention to detail that each beat leaves you wishing it would go on for a little longer.”Finding Figaro