Talks musical aspirations, love for music & style.
“…the more music I listen to, the more I love playing it”
London local Jamo Beatz is central to the underground rap scene in the capital city and has his finger on the pulse of what is happening. The ability to single out emerging talent and present audiences with a slice of fresh music has seen him rise to become one of the most respected DJs in London.
We caught up with the man behind the decks as he detailed his broad musical inspirations, how he became a DJ and his trainer addiction.
Shirt: Prada @ Flannels Man, Trousers: Ambush @ Mr Porter, Trainers: Swarovski x Ales Grey
Inform on us where you grew up, as well as what is was like growing up there?
I grew up in North West London, in Wembley and have been living here all of my life. I have seen the development of the shops, the people that’s coming there and those that has left.
Growing up, what kind of music were you listening to?
Wow. Well from a young age I’ve been influenced by my Grandparents, as well as my own Parents. My Grandparents taught me about the following genres, like Neo-Soul, RnB, Jazz, Rock, Reggae etc.
Jacket: Off White @ Flannels Man Trousers: Off White @ Browns Fashion Trainers: Nike
Full Look: Issey Miyake Trainers: Swarovski x Ales Grey
How would Jamo Beatz describe his style of DJ’ing?
So you never know what you might put on?
Exactly. I can play anything, from Bashment transitioning into Funky House then into some Slow Jams.
How would you describe your sense of style?
Very laid back, chilled, skater vibes, and comfortable. When I’m DJ’ing I have to be comfy, I can’t be wearing tight clothes, because when I DJ, I like to move. I like to jump and interact with the crowd, even more so because I like to dance, which means my clothes have to be loose.
I saw on Instagram that you have a lot of trainers, do you have any personal favourites right now?
I think the (Nike) Fearless Pack. This pack came out like last month, they did the Chicago’s with the UNC’s together, so they’re red and white at the front, and blue and black at the back, that pack is nice! I even got a pair of the Mars Yards by Tom Sachs, that’s similar to the moon boot done by Nike, but I haven’t found an outfit to wear with it yet so I don’t know. At the moment they’re in the box collecting dust and the box is so massive!!
What have you worn the most in 2019?
My hats! Not this hat, but my hats in general. I always wear them and when I take it off everyone is shocked that I have short hair haha.
You’re known for being a man of few words, is that intentional ?
That’s just how I am. I keep myself to myself, observe and talk when it’s the right time to.
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