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The Legend Of Jack Johnson EP

by Jaymie Silk

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    1 x black 12" with screen printed Shall Not Fade outer sleeve, inner white disco bag and colour printed centre stickers.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Legend Of Jack Johnson EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    1 x 12" vinyl + limited edition Shall Not Fade 'Seasons' T-shirt.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Legend Of Jack Johnson EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around January 29, 2021
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      £28 GBP or more 

     

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Jack Johnson 04:07
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Illegal Love 03:33
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about

Shall Not Fade welcome the France based artist Jaymie Silk to the family with his EP ‘The Legend of Jack Johnson’’.

As a true modern nomad, born in France to an Italian mother and a father from West Africa, as a French and Canadian citizen, Jaymie has quickly attracted attention to his music being immensely prolific through a number of remixes, EPs and albums.

This EP follows up on his video clip "Brain Dead", depicting the daily life of marginalized people, and his article for DJ Mag highlighting the relationship between racism and mental health for a black artist in the electronic music scene. Following a year 2020 marked by social movements, the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, the discussions around racism, the place of Black people and POC in the electronic music scene and the cultural appropriation, for Jaymie, Jack Johnson was to be the theme of this new opus.

Jack Johnson became the first African American to be able to compete against white men, and to win the world heavyweight boxing title between 1908 and 1915, in a country where segregation was strongly present, where interracial love were forbidden and black people were hanged daily. Based on period recordings by Jack Johnson, interviews with Mohammed Ali and radio broadcasts, Jaymie recounts the life of the boxer as he explores club rhythms mixing breakbeat and 808 (Knock You Down) and sounds reminiscent of late 1910s jazz, as in the track Jack Johnson, remixed by Byron The Aquarius. The B side approaches the life of the boxer under a more melancholic aspect with the song Illegal Love, evoking the illegality of interracial marriages, and the track Unforgivable Blackness, where Jaymie lets himself sing on guitar samples supported by tribal percussions that have made his musical trademark.
‘The Legend Of Jack Johnson’ EP drops January 15th via Shall Not Fade.

credits

released January 15, 2021

Production by: Jaymie Silk
Artwork by: Pointless Illustrations
Mastering by: Beau @ Ten Eight Seven
Pressing by: MPO

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Jaymie Silk Paris, France

Music Producer and Resident DJ for the Montreal Ballroom scene, Jaymie Silk quickly made a name as a producer being immensely prolific as a sound creator and performer.

As a true modern nomad,
Jaymie is, as he defines himself, “a cultural bastard”. Like all of us, this digital nomad is both face-to-face and in the machine.
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