Genre | Folk/HipHop
Influenced by a wide range of music from Bob Dylan to J Dilla, Jargon Jams combine spoken word influenced rap lyrics and sung hooks with live instrumentation.
Having formed at a house party jam in the summer of 2014, vocalist and guitarist Shaanvir Rehal and percussionist Fabien Waldheim cut a separate path to the Americanised rap that’s homogenising commercial music right now.
Their approach is uniquely their own, with Shaanvir’s lyrics often feeling like forays into his own head, while Fabien’s beats take the place of traditional sampling to provide an organic dynamism that can’t be achieved through machines.
With only one song in their repertoire when first starting their journey, the duo has expanded their setlist and their live presence in London’s music scene, headlining shows across the capital.
Over the last couple of years, they’ve travelled across the UK to perform at festivals nationwide including Glastonbury, Wonderfields, Hazy Days, Subsonic and Homeless not Hopeless.
Their artistic integrity remains their biggest draw, and in doing whatever they want they’ve ended up striking a chord resonant with the people they play for. Their endearing authenticity and classic musicianship feel almost radical in today’s Soundcloud rap climate, and as their art continues to expand, so too will their influence. It may not have taken a day, but rest assured their day will come.
Shaanvir Rehal – Guitar and Vocals
Fabien Waldheim – Drums
Scroobius Pip – ‘You Will See Me’
J Dilla – ‘Last Donut of the Night’
Metallica – ‘Ride the Lightning’
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