Jarreau Vandal has released his new single, Make You Love Me, via Rinse.
The young Dutch producer/DJ was born in Maastricht and raised in Amsterdam, growing up in a musical family and immersed in the sounds of jazz, soul and funk from an early age. Inspired by the hip hop, rock and R&B sounds of the ’90’s and introduced to the drums and then music production by his Grandfather (also a producer), he naturally pursued a career in music.
As a resident DJ and promoter of Amsterdam-based club night Wavefiles, Jarreau met IAMNOBODI (an artist he admired) who introduced him to Joe Kay, one of the founders of the LA-based collective Soulection. He released his groundbreaking debut EP Soulection White Label: 003 in 2014 followed by Suburb Superhero in 2016.
It’s impossible to restrict Jarreau’s dynamic sound to one singular genre; he bridges the gap between dance, hip-hop, R&B and jazz and has the ability to take his music in any direction without losing his own identity. He provides a creative take on original material, having officially created remixes for established artists such as Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa and A-Trak, and can flawlessly straddle over- and underground worlds with confidence.
Exciting new single Make You Love Me sees Jarreau reconnect with rising singer-songwriter Zak Abel, who he collaborated with back in 2016 on a remix of Abel’s track Everybody Needs Love. Vandal’s deft piano melodies, flashing synths and future disco beats perfectly collide with Abel’s powerful, rasping vocals. With a jazzy, futurist sound they’ve created a captivating, soulful vibe. Accompanying video sees Jarreau and Zak stride around the streets of London and jam in the studio.
Distinctly smooth, Make You Love Me is sure to build on the hype surrounding the pair.