Don’t believe the headline. Just listen to 22-year-old Jacob Plant’s “Can’t Hold Back” (below), and you won’t be able to hold back from acknowledging the shrewd ingenuity of this young blood beatsmith. Plant is gearing up for a three-track pounding EP, titled, ‘Warehouse,’ out on October 28th, the inaugural release on Jacob’s new label: Shakedown Records.
“Former BBC Introducing alumni, JP was originally known for his Dubstep productions, with his remarkable remix of Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s ‘Close’ in 2011. Since then Jacob has smartly evolved through genres and progressed rapidly in the electronic dance music scene, receiving support from international DJs and Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, MistaJam and Zane Lowe.
The ‘Warehouse EP’ contains assorted retro elements of dance music, which Jacob has effectively modernised through his pumping electro production. First single from the EP, ‘When I Say Go’ has been supported on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe, and the second track ‘Can’t Hold It Back’ has been premiered by Radio1 tastemaker MistaJam. Watch out this month for the two other tracks that will be unveiled in the next few weeks, as well as a Shakedown Promo Mix showcasing his own tracks and fresh releases from fellow producers Henry Fong, Ivan Gough, Sub Focus and Borgore.”