Jacques Greene: Looking Inward


If you’ve ever been to the club and heard a chopped-up Brandy sample over a bright synth, chances are Jacques Greene is the man responsible. Having first gained notoriety with 2010’s ‘(Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want’, featuring a chipmunk sample of ‘Foolish’ by Ashanti, Greene’s brand of euphoric melody and maximal production peaked with 2011’s ‘Another Girl’. The track has since been streamed over 4 million times on Spotify and earned him co-signs from fellow Canadian Drake, as well as Radiohead, who enlisted Greene for a remix on their ‘King of Limbs’ album.

Greene’s propensity for an R&B sample has found resonance with his contemporaries: Machinedrum, Kingdom and Jubilee, and after seven years of EPs and singles, this month sees the release of Greene’s debut LP, Feel Infinite. Less of a debut and more of a bookend, Feel Infinite is the confident manifesto of an artist who has fine-tuned his sound to a subtle art. We spoke about the club as an emotional space, the importance of humanity in machine music, and the DJ as soundtrack to the party.

Read the interview on Hyponik.

[This piece was published on 17/03/17]