Released in partnership with Astralwerks and Jax’s own record label WUGD with System.Inc signed to the roster, “The Don” is a fusion of sounds with Steff’s inimitable flow paired with a big bassline beat merging rap and dance for a track just begging to be played on the dance floor.
Speaking of the single Jax said “System.Inc and I bonded over a shared love of X Presidents ‘Diamond Rings,’ and earlier in the month we made this track in the studio. I played it to Steff, and she loved it. We went into the studio the next day to write the song and cut the vocal. The way she delivered both the hard rap and the singing elements were amazing. She is the Don! This one was a few weeks from studio to release. When something feels good best not to overthink it, put it out.”
“The Don” exemplifies the ethos of Jax’s new label with authentic collaboration at the heart of all his music. Having longstanding ties with both collaborators, the track blends genres and sounds to push the landscape of traditional dance music.
Jones, whose real name is Timucin Lam, is a British DJ and remixer who came to prominence when he featured on Duke Dumont’s UK No.1 hit in 2014, “I Got U.” His own album Snacks (Supersize) was released in 2019 and in addition to his own tracks as lead or featured artist, he has remixed for other such artists as Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Missy Elliott, and Dua Lipa.
Earlier this year, Jones made a remix of Diana Ross’ “Thank You. ” Says Jones: “Diana has played such a big part of my music education, from listening to her growing up, to the influence she’s had on other legends I’ve looked up to. You can hear references to her everywhere, and so I was hyped to be able to contribute to her latest record after 15 years away. It’s such an uplifting track, bringing people together with some of that joy that we’ve all been missing!”