James Edward Jacob (born 28 March 1989), better known by his stage name Jakwob, is a British music producer and DJ.

Early life

Jakwob began making music aged 10. As a multi-instrumentalist he has been involved in many bands since his early teenage years - starting out in jazz but soon moving on to death metal and folk. His style is now notable for transcending genres and its relative 'accessibility' given the dubstep genre. Both his original work and remixes combine elements of dubstep, electro, classical piano, cinematic orchestral soundscapes, Indian fusion music and breakbeat. This eclecticism also manifests itself in Jakwob’s DJ sets, which typically feature dub, hip-hop, drum and bass, dubstep and beyond.

2009-present: Mainstream success

In 2009, he shot to fame after appreciation in the blog world for his bootleg of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed". In November 2009, he was given his first airplay on national radio when his remix of Ellie Goulding's "Under the Sheets" was played on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World'. (A title which has since been given to "Electrify" and "Please".)

Jakwob released his debut single "Here with Me" on his own label, Boom Ting Recordings on 13 September 2010. He recently worked with English singer-songwriter Kyla La Grange as the producer on her 2013 second album "Cut Your Teeth".



YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK Dance
UK Indie
2010"Here With Me"Non-album singles
2011"Right Beside You"
(featuring Smiler)
(featuring Jetta)
(featuring Rocky Nti)
(featuring Maiday)
2014"Somebody New"
(featuring Tiffani Juno)
"Let Me Tell You"
2016"Work It Out"
"That Touch"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.


B sides

  • Jakwob - Rolla
  • Jakwob - Wild Pitch
  • Jakwob - Back and 4th
  • Jakwob - Scare The Snare Ft Roxxan