DJ Jazzy Jeff - M3
M3 is a memoir, love story, how-to manual and manifesto all in one. As a renowned DJ and producer, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s career spans decades, genres and generations. M3 is a reflection of that existence and his “declaration of independence”.
In the final instalment of his “Magnificent” series, DJ Jazzy Jeff celebrates unhindered creativity. While staying true to his b-boy roots with classic boom bap drums, Jeff infuses a myriad of sounds that have influenced his production work over the years. The result is a cohesive mix of hip-hop, R&B, funk, jazz and house.
For M3, DJ Jazzy Jeff brings extraordinary artists together to present a multigenerational perspective on life, love, the current state of society, and the music industry. The Trinity, comprised of Grammy and Oscar award-winning MC Rhymefest, Philadelphia MC Dayne Jordan and multitalented artist Uhmeer, serves as M3’s primary storytellers. With three distinct styles, the trio is a recipe for an unprecedented flow and a magical delivery.
The Trinity lays bare the foundations of real hip-hop with tracks including The Beginning, Scars, and Where You At. Things lighten up with feel good tune Skater’s Paradise, and a tribute to womankind, Stronger Than Me. And M3 wouldn’t be complete without a few soulful voices. Singer/Songwriter Aaron Camper provides his sultry sound to Midnight Escapade, and The Way We Cool. While Maimouna Youssef lends her soulful harmony to Child of God, and Masego adds his signature trap-jazz flair to 2Step.
For DJ Jazzy Jeff, M3 represents creative freedom and a feeling of empowerment that he hopes will “inspire fellow artists to maintain their independence and take charge of their own destiny”.
Released on Playlist Music via MN2S Label Services, M3 is available now on streaming services with the full release – including CD and vinyl formats – on 3 August. Forthcoming UK and European dates follow below.
JAZZY JEFF TOUR DATES:
Fri 20 Jul Tomorrowland Festival Boom Belgium
Sat 21 Jul Create Music Festival Ashford UK
Sun 22 Jul Liverpool International Music Festival Liverpool UK
Fri 12 Oct Electric Brixton London UK
Sat 13 Oct Capitolio Lisbon Portugal
Fri 19 Oct Slaktkyrkan Stockholm Sweden
Sat 20 Oct Cirkus klub Ljubljana Slovenia
Mon 22 Oct MKC Skopje Skopje Macedonia
Fri 26 Oct Barasti Beach Dubai UAE
Sat 27 Oct Ampere Antwerp Belgium
Sat 03 Nov Sound Museum Vision Tokyo Japan
Sun 04 Nov Circus Osaka Japan
Thu 08 Nov Prince Bandroom Melbourne Australia
Fri 09 Nov The Tivoli Theatre Brisbane Australia
Sat 10 Nov Metro Theatre Sydney Australia
Sun 11 Nov Ivy (day) Sydney Australia
Thu 15 Nov Capital Singapore