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J-Felix

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J.Felix

Producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe F Newman cut his teeth in an eclectic range of bands and musical projects – not to mention absorbing a mind-boggling array of influences, from The Clash to De La Soul to Snarky Puppy – before deciding the time had come to zoom in on his own sound.

He was right to take the plunge; stepping out under his solo moniker, J-Felix, with just a few demos to his name, he found his woozy, heart-on-sleeve, P-funk laced songs being quickly snapped up by Tru Thoughts.

Now based in Brighton, but originally from Bristol, Newman’s approach to music was originally inspired by those he saw taking the DIY route back home where he grew up on a diet of D&B, Hip-Hop and Dubwise music. After discovering the original sources of so many of the samples found in early D&B, Trip Hop and US Hip Hop, he fell in love with all things Funk, Jazz and Soul, later developing a particular taste for the P-Funk and Boogie sounds which now come through heavily in his music.