For Fans Of: Luces, St Germain, Frank Ocean
Cornwall-raised musician and producer Ted Jasper takes influence from an array of names, including Kanye West, St Germain and The Neptunes. Drawing on a compelling network of downtempo house, hip-hop and jazz, he’s quickly creating innovative tunes that have been praised by the industry’s top tastemaskers.
An obsession for producing, remixing, and re-working electronic music blossomed when Jasper relocated from Cornwall to Bristol at the age of 18 where he began to engage with the city’s vibrant electronic and deep house scene. Restless with his work rate and flourishing ideas, he began to attract the attention of names such as Chicago Fingers Inc.’s Robert Owens and Berlin-based DJ Daniel Haaksman, earning support from the latter when he played his mixes via Giles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Following that, Haaksman would also go on to reach out to Jasper and ask him to remix some of his own material.
His inaugural 2018 EP One Day was release on Jamz Supernova’s Future Bounce imprint, and supported by Giles Peterson (6Music), Phil Taggart (Radio 1) and Laurent Garnier (Boiler Room). It was also praised by the likes of The Line Of Best Fit and London In Stereo. Following this, Jasper stepped out from behind the mixing desk, bringing his vocals to the forefront. Premiered by Jamz Supernova on 1Xtra, ‘Back For More’ is the first song he released featuring his silky voice. This lead to further commendations from Clash Magazine and Earmilk, more radio spins and additional support from BBC Introducing, Radio Nova and Radio X.
Blurring the line between sprawling, infectious song writing and the left-field corners of dance music, Ted Jasper has marked himself out as a burgeoning presence on the London scene.introducing / Ted Jasper