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Producer | Visual artist
Jinku aka Mr Jake is the alter ego of Graphic Designer/Artist Jacob Solomon, hailing from Nairobi Kenya.
Jinku is a space monkey, who made planet earth his second home, over the years he has become a sponge of different influences ranging from rock, classical music to electronic music, through this he creates hybrids of music that carry all these influences. He has been part of Santuri since the 2014 Santuri Safari Sondeka Production Workshops coordinated by Tony Nwachukwu and DJ Zhao of Ngoma Soundsytem. He is part of the EA Wave, which is a combination of traditional elements within the East African culture combined with new genres – UKWELI with Swahili Trap, Nu Fvnk with Swahili Bass and Jinku with Tribal Downtempo. He has recently fnished his EP entitled AMADEYO that is awaiting international distribution via Sofa Lounge Records.
Mr Jake is as a self-taught producer, who picked up techniques working with Saint Evo, Mr Wasengo, Stuce the Sketch, Mars Maasai and BNRD. On top of all this he has taken part in the Santuri Safari Sondeka Production Workshops coordinated by Tony Nwachukwu and DJ Zhao of Ngoma Soundsytem. His discography includes official remixes for Marcus Ezra, Fena Gitu, Jarel, Karun, Makadem, Abakisimba and Charli, which will all be available in his upcoming remix EP, Bands & Edits.
His personal mission is to create a thriving scene in the country where genres are boundless and tags don’t matter, ‘First comes good music, then titles follow after.’ As a DJ he loves to mix emotional music with club music. He believes in a spiritual transference of energy in a set that is both moving but transcendent.