DJ, Author & Co Founder of V Recordings, Philly Blunt & Chronic & Ambassador for We are Hummingbird mental health and suicide prevention non profit organisation.
The influences on Jumpin Jack Frost’s career from the sound system scene of the Caribbean migrants in South London is profound. It is these pioneers who are responsible for his deep love for music. Travel forward to 1985, the DJ we know today as Jumpin’ Jack Frost is born, at the tender age of 18. Frost cut his teeth in the house scene of the 80’s; mixing funk, hip hop and original Breakbeats. Frost soon joins the acid house circuit during its inception, via the renowned Carwash parties, and becomes a prominent presence on the scene alongside other DJ’s, such as Fabio, Grooverider, Bryan Gee and Pete Stewart.
It’s 1989, the rave scene explodes. Frost is one of the earliest exponents of this new youth culture movement. The UK has not experienced a culture change of this magnitude since Punk. The emerging rave scene enables Jumpin’ Jack Frost complete artistic freedom. Frost begins to explore and develop new styles of music, reflecting his personality and influences.
Move onto 1994. Raves have migrated to the club scene. Frost regularly appears at the iconic Brixton venue, The Fridge. He is good company. Some of the biggest names in UK music have performed there, including The Clash, Eurythmics and Grace Jones. He plays alongside Ellis Dee, Paul Trouble Anderson and evil Eddie Richards. Frost goes on to headline many legendary events of the era, including Sunrise and Energy.
As Frost hones his skills, he builds a fan base for his innovative blend of sounds and artistic expression. Frost is soon gracing the decks in venues as famous as BCM in Magaluf and Johnny Depp’s LA club, The Viper Room. He also makes regular appearances on the Ibiza circuit alongside Carl Cox. Add this to his gig with The Prodigy and Frost’s legendary status in the dance scene is cemented.
Jumpin’ Jack Frost, in collaboration with fellow DJ Bryan Gee, are the curators of the V Recordings stable. The label enables them to bring through new artist. The likes of Roni Size, DJ Marky and Patife can credit the support of Frost and Bryan as being instrumental in the development of their careers.
‘Leviticus’ (The Burial). This track has the enviable accolade of being defined as a ‘seminal anthem. Engineered by a young Dillinja and sound mixer Optical. Yolanda, Frost’s baby sister, also features. In 1993 it is nominated for a MOBO award. A testament to Frost’s collaborative ethos.
Jumpin’ Jack Frost will smash any floor with what your patron’s demand; house, drum & bass or jungle.