Jabes: The Wednesday Alternative Mix

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Written by Alasdair King

Forward thinking, hard hitting, experimental club moments from Jabes.

Jabes is a South London producer and DJ making moves following independent releases on Klunk and a recent collaboration with UK underground Bass come Techno stalwart Happa.

His sound draws upon a lineage of experimental music rooted in UK bass culture, built upon the influences of big sound systems, small dark smoky rooms and hooded nights spent lurking outside pubs on street corners.

His music is atmospheric and dense, leading to recent support from Batu who has just released his new EP on longstanding label and club night Timedance.  For fans of the label, this release comes with a certain degree of expectation in respect of sound design and tone – it doesn’t fail to disappoint.


Jabes looks set to have a promising future and we fully expect to see him banging down clubs and festivals this coming year and if this mix is anything to go by then we suggest ear plugs as standard.

This one is sick.

Listen below:

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I’m George and I’m a DJ and producer living in London

What does your music sound like?

A lot of things! These days it’s sort of nightmarish.

Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)

Where was the mix recorded?

At home in my room using a controller I borrowed and Ableton.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

Really loud in some kind of castle banquet hall full of smoke. Everyone could dance on the big long table in the middle.

What should we be wearing?


What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?

Not sure, maybe a cathedral with a big sound system and on cassette recording from the room? I think the echoes would make it sound cool. That or a swamp with flies buzzing everywhere.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Couldn’t pick a favourite out of them, but I’ve played some of them a lot.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

I have a few! Total Freedom on Rinse FM on 10/12/16, Tom Boogizm’s Devil On The Cross tape, Visible Cloaks’ Blowing up the Workshop and most recently i-sha’s recording from MOT.

If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

Probably Ron Hardy because of his energy, experimentality and eagerness to generally just mess with music and dancefloors using whatever technology is at his disposal.

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

I got some technics and a Numark mixer about 5 years ago and that’s still my setup today!

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

Tough to say, but I quite like the start and dread the end lol.

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first record I bought was maybe Untrue by Burial and the last record I bought was “The Land Dictates the Lay of the Stone” by O. G. Jigg

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Sour metal.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A Phantom Jellyfish

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

I think you can mix anything into anything if you want to! But I have this record by Little Skull called “A Light in the Window Will Guide Us Safely Home” that has so many quiet moments in it I’d be too tempted to just push the gain to the max and blow the speakers with feedback or something.

Upcoming in the world of… Anything else we need to discuss?

Not really! I’m making a lot of music and looking to play some gigs in the new year. 🙂