James Edward Jacob (born 28 March 1989), better known by his stage name Jakwob, is a British music producer, songwriter and DJ.
James began making music aged 10. As a multi-instrumentalist he has been involved in many bands since his early teenage years - starting out in jazz but soon moving on to death metal and folk. His style is notable for transcending genres particularly to the genre Dubstep. His original work, remixes and productions combine elements of syncopated organic percussion, classical piano, sub bass and cinematic orchestral soundscapes.
In 2009, he shot to fame after appreciation in the blog world for his bootleg of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed". In November 2009, he was given his first airplay on national radio when his remix of Ellie Goulding's "Under the Sheets" was played on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World'. (A title which has since been given to "Electrify" and "Please".)
Jakwob released his debut single "Here with Me" on his own label, Boom Ting Recordings on 13 September 2010.
He produced English singer-songwriter Kyla La Grange's 2013 second album "Cut Your Teeth". Is the drummer and co-producer of the band "Get Hot" whose debut single "Party" was released on Lucky Number Music on 8 May 2014. Produced and remixed the single "Betrayal" by singer-songwriter Laura Welsh. Co-wrote and produced the debut single "Wake Me Up" by Tender Central released by Boom Ting Recordings on 7 June 2016.
Under the alias Kindred he released his debut single "Killa" on Chase & Status' MTA Records "Seasons Autumn" compilation on 16 October 2015.
Collaborating with UK DJ and producer T.Williams and under his birth name he released his debut "The Point EP" on Strictly Rhythm on 9 December 2016. Followed in 2017 by releases on Kerri Chandlers' Madhouse Records and Shadow Childs Food Music imprint