From the intimacy of piano and voice to explosive, bass heavy electronic pop melodrama, Jinadu is bringing a new flavour to modern music. With influences stemming from his childhood as a chorister and a voracious appetite for all forms of music, old and new, you'll struggle to find an artist with such wide musical horizons.
Jinadu, who sings, writes and produces has released many of his own tunes on various imprints, as well as collaborating with the likes of Om Unit, Kirk Degiorgio/As One, Si Begg, and Jimpster, Mozez and Sophie Barker (Zero7).
He is also one half of The Beauty Room, a band who have garnered much high praise from the likes of Radio 2's Bob Harris, Q Magazine (4 stars), Gilles Peterson, Radio 1's Rob Da Bank and Pete Lawrence, Big Chill Festival founder where the band performed on the main stage.
Turning his hand to deep house, Jinadu has been busy working on over 15 collaborations with various producers and labels such as Innervisions, Compost and Moodmusic. This was in no small part thanks to the Dixon remix of 'These Times', a collaboration with deep house aficionado, Jimpster. His recent vocal contribution with electronica's rising star, Om Unit is stirring things up with 120,000+ Youtube hits for the stunning '2001' homage video by Tim Fox:
Om Unit feat. Jinadu - The Silence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1UhMdu53Ak
Jimpster feat Jinadu - These Times (Dixon remix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NXV2TG809E
“Utterly outstanding. He has been compared to Robert Wyatt, and justly so.”
Freddie B, Big Chill Festival
“Strong, strong vocal effort from Jinadu who soulfully rides the bubbling bass line.”
Yogi Haughton, DJ magazine
“A quality tune, he has a really strong voice.”
Gavin Herlihy, Mixmag
"...The Beauty Room, with its multi-layered vocals, soaring melodies, rueful lyrics, insistent hooks and peculiarly uplifting sense of well-being is a record of genuine, yes, beauty. An amalgamation of a surf-free Beach Boys, a less noodley Talk Talk and a warm bath, The Beauty Room luxuriate in their many gifts..."
Q Magazine **** 4 Stars Q Recommends
"My album of the year!"
“The Beauty Room is one of the most musical records I’ve heard this year. Beautiful!”
Rob Da Bank, Radio 1
“I’m absolutely blown away by them. If ever a band’s name summed up its music, this is it”
Bob Harris, Radio 2