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Jack Dawkins releases infectious hip-hop track “SLAP”

Jack Dawkins hails from Boulder, Colorado. Most importantly, Jack loves stories; whether it’s telling them, writing them, shaping them, or crafting them.

Speaking further about his musical influence, Jack shares:

“I’m in Boulder now but originally grew up outside of New York City, which is where a lot of my musical influence comes from - Boom Bap is a sound that I cannot quit. I did my undergraduate studies at Harvard before going into restaurants, which would be the first of many non-traditional pivots that I would make in my life. The time in restaurants is relevant because it framed my thinking into that of experience - I want to know what it feels like to listen to my music. Where is the listener physically? Emotionally? In life?”

“Live performance is a central point of motivation for me. I make music to create live experiences that people will never forget. And I’m happy to get on stage anywhere and everywhere that I can, shaping each one to fit the venue and the audience. “

"SLAP" is Jack Dawkins' latest release. Featuring infectious instrumentation and hard-hitting bars, the track is sure to pick you up and leave you wanting more. His unique sound pays homage to his talents as a wordsmith.

Elaborating on the process of creating the track he shares: “This is the third track that I have had the pleasure of masterminding with Ugly Fun. We got connected through a marketing program but found out that we had a lot of similarities musically and in how our brains process information. Jeremy is a SUPER innovative producer. He doesn't use typical song structure and instead allows the instrumental to wind and weave across different rhythms and textures while using a strong bassline to keep it feeling cohesive. For me, as a lyricist, it's like having a HUGE playground with all kinds of swings and slides. I connected to the energy of each section, and picked a cadence/lyrical package that felt aligned. There's speed rap, introspection, something super funky etc.. I think we bring out the best in each other. His non-linear approach challenges me to be more creative with my lyrics, and my lyrics challenge him to enhance the song with more ideas and effects. I truly, truly love how this song ended. And on top of that, we got to make an AMAZING video for it.”


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