JNTHN STEIN - Headroom feat. Brasstracks
11 Jun 2018
Brooklyn-based producer and Berklee Jazz School multi-instrumentalist JNTHN STEIN delivers his first original for 2018, ‘Headroom.’ Featuring Grammy Award-winning production duo Brasstracks, who produced Chance The Rapper’s ‘No Problem’, ‘Headroom’ is a blazin’ chill wave jam which is sure to get the nod from their respective fans.
It’s hardly been a slow year for STEIN who’s had collaborations released with A$AP Ferg and Mick Jenkins and continues to share his expertise writing with anyone from metalcore’s Brandon Saller to Columbian pop artist Lao Ra. A recent sea change to Corsica has had a certain effect on his songwriting. Main lining the Mediterranean into the soul, ‘Headroom’ begins a run of singles from STEIN with his follow-up to ‘Changes’ EP due later in the year.
“Obsession makes me do crazy things. Next thing I know I forget to sleep for three days, got the walls shaking and my heart beating too fast. When it's all too much and I'm pushing all the way into the red, all I need is you.” – JNTHN STEIN
STEIN continues to establish his solo identity as part of the globally renowned production collective Team Supreme, which he co-founded. Producing alongside peers Grammy-nominated Djemba Djemba and Mr. Carmack, 2017 saw the release of his acclaimed EP ‘Changes’ and with a growing list of discernible tastemaker support from the likes of KCRW’s Anthony Valadez, Radio 1’s Jamz Supernova, Beats 1 Anna Lunoe as well as the entire Soulection crew, JNTHN STEIN’s bass-wave soul is generating a proper groundswell.
Now, Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak (Toolroom/Jalepeno) and 21 year old Norwegian producer Marius (Pelican Fly/Seeking Blue) have made their mark, adding their own flavours to the original chill wave jam. Having previously remixed the likes of Jamiroquai, Detroit Swindle, Moby, Solomun and more, Kraak & Smaak add to their impressive repertoire with a groovy synth-led rework. Rounding out the pack is exciting new talent Marius, shifting the vibe and delivering a percussion-heavy, late-night version. Marius recently captured the attention of the likes of Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork & Nest HQ with his 2017 debut EP ‘Existence Problem’, released on the label that helped introduce artists likes of Cashmere Cat and Lido to the world.
“JNTHN is an incredible force within
the music community’ – Magnetic Mag
“get yourself acquainted with the jazz and soul-inflected sounds of STEIN” – Complex UK
“JNTHN STEIN is definitely a name to look out for in the future.” – Dancing Astronaut