Jade Statues

After Party,
Thursday 29th October 2015

Jacob Sexsmith is a Vancouverite with a highly attuned sense of where classic drum machine beats can go when you let go of inhibitions. As Jade Statues, his ambient hip hop aesthetic – self-defined somewhere between vaporwave and Memphis rap – is a work in constant progress, but it’s been developed enough to make him a simpatico opener for artists like Lil B and Yung Lean. A teenage Boards of Canada epiphany set him on a path towards creating an upcoming videogame/album for vaporwave label Dream Catalogue, and a high-spirited adventurousness has led to him throwing parties with weirdo local art/music collective Mountainous (including one event at an abandoned veterinary hospital).