South London's finest Jax Jones rounds off the year with another catchy-as-hell single in the form of "You Don't Know Me". Released via Polydor, the track feature guest vocals from recent BBC Sound of 2017 nominee RAYE. An infectious diss to fake friends and hangers on, the track also boasts and inspired reinterpretation of the baseline from M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade's still amazing ‘Body Language".
Jax had all this to say about the track: "This track is so simple but it’s just one of those that works better for not throwing the kitchen sink at it. At the end of the first day of writing with Raye (a genius), Jin Jin (the other co-writer and another genius) and I (occasionally been called a genius - usually by my mum) just had a bassline and the song mapped out. The vocal was inspired by a lot of bashment and general bravado as we were having a lot of fun and feeling good that day in the studio. I spent the next day writing and experimenting with different basslines, which were good but not quite doing it. I’ve always been obsessed with the Booka Shade and M.A.N.D.Y. ‘Body Language’ track – it’s been a staple in my DJ sets - so I tried it and it was lit. Fitted perfectly. We approached them and I was honoured when they gave me approval to use their notes. Bringing their classic techno sound to our new house setting is a total joy for me as I always want to show the audience today who the teachers of the music who inspired me are - similarly when I asked Mike Dunn to feature on ‘Housework’ - I want to bring the underground roots to the forefront of the music I’m making. It’s a thread that runs through all my music.”
Expect to hear more from Jax in 2017.