23.11.20

Words by: Felicity Martin

The 10 Best Production Hooks, according to Jae5

J Hus's longtime producer talks us through his favourite instrumental hooks...

Following episodes with Arlo Parks and Daniel Avery, our next guest on our ‘The 10 Best’ podcast is a producer who has undeniably shaped UK music as we know it right now: Jae5.

He’s best known for collaborating closely with J Hus, the artist who brought Afrobeats into the wider consciousness, firstly with debut mixtape ‘The 15th Day’, then ‘Common Sense’ and more recently ‘Big Conspiracy’. With his bright, instrument and texture-filled productions, they’re a series of records that would go on to define a whole new sound, whether you want to call it Afrobashment, Afrobeats or Afroswing.

Jae5’s musical arrangements have found him producing for artists like Burna Boy, Rudimental and Jess Glynne and, as someone who knows a good production hook when he sees one, we asked him to name his favourites. From NSG to Joeboy to Wizkid, he talks us through with them – listen below and follow the series on Spotify to keep up to date with each new episode.

Credits:
Music composed by Daniel Ness
Hosting, production, mixing and mastering by Felicity Martin
Artwork by Felicity Martin
Recorded at Spiritland Studios in London