Electronic London-based quartet Jet-G have shared the video of their latest atmospheric single, ‘Keep Me Waiting’, directed by Toby Peters which premiered via Wonderland Magazine. The single will be released on the 19th of November via Future London and is the third from the quartet. Jet-G is the acronym & collaboration between electronic producers Jolliffe, female vocalist ECKOES, Modestep’s founding member Tony Terror and GENTRY. The single is preceded by ‘Give Me Air’ as well as ‘Heartbeat’, a collaboration with the Japanese drumming troupe KODO and Resident Advisor, which appears on a compilation album alongside SKREAM, Simian Mobile Disco and Rufus Wainwright. The quartet have been supported by BBC Radio London’s Jess Iszatt as well as Wonderland Magazine, Metal Magazine and Stereofox. The quartet have already received significant support from other big names in the industry. Featuring the emotional, penetrating vocals from ECKOES, ‘Keep Me Waiting’ has been touted by Underworld’s Karl Hyde, “I had no idea I was waiting for a sound like this, – turns out I was…”
Jolliffe is an esteemed music engineer, musical director and producer, working with some of the biggest artists in the world. Independently, he has received airplay from BBC 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, Kiss FM and Rinse FM while as part of the iconic band The King Blues, he earned consistent support from BBC Radio 1. Jolliffe and Terror have become known for their back to back DJ sets, twice seen at London’s legendary Fabric. As part of the Heritage Orchestra, GENTRY has performed in arenas around the world, most notably with Pete Tong as well as playing regularly with Quincy Jones and acting as a writer, performer and producer with Damian Lazarus. Solo artist ECKOES toured the UK and Europe after her debut release on German Label Absent Minds began to draw press attention from the likes of Wonderland and Clash Magazine, as well as support from BBC 6 Music.The singer’s vocals have already caught the attention of Skin from Skunk Anansie who mentioned that their first single was: “Beautifully recorded to bring out a truly delicious voice, really love it”
On an epic journey to capture the zeitgeist of London, Jet-G find inspiration in the likes of Portishead, Hans Zimmer, Massive Attack, Bjork. The broad backgrounds of each artist involved paired with forward-thinking production and writing styles means that their sound calls to mind a unique mix of the vocal stylings of Bjork and London Grammar and the production stylings of Portishead and Aphex Twin. The quartet is comprised of Jolliffe (on synth, programming and production), ECKOES (on vocals and production), GENTRY (on Piano, synth and programming) as well as Terror (on synth, programming and production).
Intimately captured live in the studio is Jet-G’s video for ‘Keep Me Waiting’. Shot in stark black and white the focus is on the bitter-sweet lyrics and emotional musical contribution each artist is making to the create the beautiful whole.
ECKOES of Jet-G tells us about the concept behind the single, “Our latest song is about how it must feel to lose your unborn child alone in a hospital bed. To be told there’s no heartbeat but you can hear life as normal continuing outside. She’s singing to her child that will come, the one that keeps her waiting.”