Jim-E Stack – Tell Me I Belong

Image: 1590348 Jim-E Stack has come a long way. Born and raised in the culturally rich environs of San Francisco, the now Brooklyn-based artist born James Harmon Stack cut his musical teeth as a jazz drummer, but it wasn't until he entered the world of solo production at the age of 16 that he found the freedom necessary to write and record how he wanted.
Following time spent in New Orleans, James moved to New York in summer of 2012, and started the slow process of sketching, refining, and developing the diverse tracks that would make up his captivating LP. In every corner of Tell Me I Belong, you can hear an artist who equally reveres classic jazz musicians like John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner, experimental pioneers like Steve Reich, Detroit techno greats Omar-S and Robert Hood, and contemporary boundary pushers Arca, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Actress. “More so than anything, it’s really on some personal shit,” says Stack. “The time period between leaving San Francisco and moving to New York was a tough time for me, and the music is kind of a reflection of that, the feeling like you don’t belong.” The music may speak about a kind of alienation, but it also abundantly offers the chance of collective experiences in the form of hard-hitting dancefloor jams. That fearless juxtaposition is the lifeforce
of Tell Me I Belong..

1. Somewheres
2. Run
3. Below
4. Reassuring
5. Everything To Say
6. Is It Me
7. Out Of Mind
8. Ease Up
9. Without
10. Wake

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"Jim-E has matured immensely when it comes to ambience and mood. " -- The Fader

"[Is It Me] serves a transparent look at Jim-E Stack's deft production skill, highlighting the DJ's journey from experimental instrumental hip-hop to the club and back again." -- Pitchfork

CD packaged in digipak with black tray

LP packaged with custom printed inner sleeve and download card Erhältlich ab 08.08.2014

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