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Nicolas Jaar

At the tender age of fourteen, Nicholas Jaar’s Christmas present from his father was Ricardo Villalobos’ ‘Thé Au Harem D’Archimède.’ Sold by the CD clerk as the ‘most forward thinking electronic music album’ of the time, it was here that Nico’s passion for complicated music first began, obscuring the boundaries of minimal, tech house and techno. Ever since, the Chile born but New York resident has been a burgeoning talent right under our noses, rubbing shoulders with Wolf + Lamb at their infamous party house The Marcy Hotel, his debut ‘Student EP’ from the labels’ HQ had Seth Troxler naming him "one of the most talented minds dance music is about to see develop.”

At just nineteen years old, Jaar is currently working on his Clown and Sunset label which champions the sounds of like-minded cutting-edge new artists from different corners of the world and has a ten track compilation coming out this autumn which we can’t wait to get our hands on. While Jaar’s releases appear on dance music labels, his music bends and crosses many genres, and it’s impossible to put his sound into any neat little box. So with this in mind, we decided to catch up with the bright young producer and get him to shine a light on some of his favourite records of all time. He also passed us exclusive rights to a download of his 'John The Revelator' track which you can grab via the widget below...

Download: Nicolas Jaar - John The Revelator (Original Mix)


Favourite Jazz record…
Dave Brubek’s ‘Impressions of Eurasia,’ Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Ethiopiques’ and Keith Jarrett ‘Live in NY.’





Favourite guilty pleasure to listen to…
Early 2000's hip-hop, for example Eve’s ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind.’



Favourite hip hop record...
Notorious BIG - ‘Ready to Die.’



Favourite record to come out of the Marcy Hotel…
It hasn't come out yet…

Best pop record made…
Beck’s ‘Odelay,’ Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ or anything by Radiohead.



Favourite record out on Clown and Sunset…
The new compilation! 10 new tracks including 3 new ones by yours truly - it comes out in the fall in a very special format.

Favourite instrumentals record…
Anything by Madlib…



Favourite ‘sunrise’ record…
Pink Floyd - Echoes live in Pompei

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