Jaymie Silk is on fire right now. In fact, the Paris-based DJ and producer has never really cooled off since first lighting up our radar with his ‘Diasporave’ EP series for Pelican Fly back in 2020. That turbo-charged, genre-splicing collection made way for the deeper sounds of the much-lauded ‘The Legend Of Jack Johnson’ EP, his ‘Young, Broke And Fabulous’ album — where glossy riffs met syncopated beats and industrial noise — and the hypnotic club tracks of the ‘909 & Heartbreak’ EP in 2021.
The following year, his ‘The Rise & Fall Of Jaymie Silk & Rave Culture’ LP for Shall Not Fade added elements of prog and disco into the mix of emotive house, driving techno and intricate breakbeats that he’s become known to flit between, and there’s been so much more since. 2023 alone has seen a particularly strong run. In May, his ‘Let’s Be Lovers’ EP for HE.SHE.THEY. repurposed ballroom’s sensuality and East Coast club chops for sweaty techno floors, while July’s incredible ‘GHETTO CARNIVAL’ slammed down triumphant, frenetic percussion for the summer season — a vibe continued on his storming ‘Free The Nip’ EP for Sous Music in August.
Throughout it all, he’s forefronted Black history both in and outside of electronic music, while seeking out bold new sonic combinations. Here he picks out 10 tracks infused with similar ecstatic rave energy and irresistible grooves. Dive in below.
Revisit his 2020 DJ Mag Fresh Kicks mix and interview here.