Jack Sparrow

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Ryan Wild
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Bass music luminary J.Sparrow has been a key figure in the UK’s electronic music scene since his 2006 debut, steadily building a discography that spans a who’s-who of forward-facing imprints such as Tectonic, Deep Medi and ZamZam Sounds, and his own label Navy Cut.

When he’s not disrupting the dubstep scene with exploratory productions that test the limits of the genre, the artist better known as Jack Sparrow DJs in clubs across the UK, Europe and Asia, threading inspired selections together with his own material in sets that have rattled crowds the world over. On top of recording guest mixes for BBC Radio 1’s Mary Anne Hobs and Annie Nightingale, he’s been invited to hold residencies at the legendary Sub Dub in Leeds and Croatian bass music mecca Outlook Festival. Sparrow holds close ties with the Sub Dub crowd, having grown up in Leeds and spent his formative years in the smoked-out environs of The West Indian Centre, letting dub, garage and DnB become a part of his DNA.

Sparrow rose to prominence with a series of releases in the late 00’s that drew the attention of Tectonic label-head Pinch. Making a stunning debut on the label in 2009 with the full-on sonic assault that is “The Chase”, the producer followed up in 2010 with his debut album Circadian. Receiving rave reviews from Resident Advisor (4.5/5) and Mixmag (4/5), it was described as “a dubstep album that doesn’t compromise.” The success of the record led to an invitation from dubstep royalty Mala to release through his scene-defining imprint Deep Medi. The two 12”’s that followed, “Afraid Of Me” and “Hold And Pull”, confirmed Sparrow’s position as a commanding presence within the genre.

“For me, when I made my first album on Pinch's label [Tectonic Recordings], I wanted to show the relationship between what I got into music for and also show that dubstep, techno, and drum and bass all fit within the same realm.” Jack Sparrow is a busy man. Together with his solo releases, the producer has been invited to remix tracks from Skepta, Photek, Birdy, Mumdance and XXXY, alongside working as one half of production duo Author – an experimental take on his usual sound that inspired a live show and a global tour. 

Founded in 2016, his label Navy Cut - an imprint centred around sound system culture - has been behind ten releases to date, with the latest outing seeing a limited 12” of two J.Sparrow heaters. 

In 2019, Sparrow is set to release further EP's, an album for Deep Medi and remixes, splitting time between the studio and the decks, steadily solidifying his reputation as an authoritative force in electronic music.
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Albums

TECCD009 Jack Sparrow - Circadian album art Jack Sparrow Circadian (Album) Tectonic TECCD009 UK 2010 Sell This Version
MEDILP014D Jack Sparrow - #000000365 album art Jack Sparrow #000000365 (Album) Deep Medi Musik MEDILP014D UK 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SENSELESS 005 Jack Sparrow - Spam Purse album art Jack Sparrow Spam Purse(12") Senseless Records SENSELESS 005 UK 2007 Sell This Version
EAR 008 Jack Sparrow - For Me / Lights Off album art Jack Sparrow For Me / Lights Off Earwax (2) EAR 008 UK 2008 Sell This Version
CON 016 Jack Sparrow - I And I / Preditor album art Jack Sparrow I And I / Preditor Contagious Recordings CON 016 UK 2008 Sell This Version
TEC030 Jack Sparrow - The Chase album art Jack Sparrow The Chase Tectonic TEC030 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TEC037 Jack Sparrow - Terminal / Torment album art Jack Sparrow Terminal / Torment Tectonic TEC037 UK 2010 Sell This Version
TEC041.1 Jack Sparrow - Circadian album art Jack Sparrow Circadian(12") Tectonic TEC041.1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
medi-59 Jack Sparrow - Afraid Of Me album art Jack Sparrow Afraid Of Me Deep Medi Musik medi-59 UK 2012 Sell This Version
medi-87 Jack Sparrow - Hold And Pull album art Jack Sparrow Hold And Pull Deep Medi Musik medi-87 UK 2015 Sell This Version
ZAMZAM49 Jack Sparrow - This A Sound album art J. Sparrow* This A Sound ZamZam Sounds ZAMZAM49 US 2017 Sell This Version
NCLTD 001 Jack Sparrow - Shoal / Dune album art Jack Sparrow Shoal / Dune(12", Ltd) Navy Cut NCLTD 001 US 2018 Sell This Version
COY025 Jack Sparrow - Single Time / VHS album art Jack Sparrow Single Time / VHS(12", Single) Coyote Records (9) COY025 UK 2019 Sell This Version
NCLTD002 Jack Sparrow - Dissonance album art J. Sparrow* Dissonance(12") Navy Cut NCLTD002 UK 2019 Sell This Version
NCDIGI002 Jack Sparrow - Mod U Lar album art Jack Sparrow Mod U Lar(File, WAV, Single) Navy Cut NCDIGI002 2020
NCDIGI003 Jack Sparrow - NCDIGI003 EP album art Jack Sparrow NCDIGI003 EP(4xFile, WAV, EP) Navy Cut NCDIGI003 2020
NCDIGI001 Jack Sparrow - Monochrome  album art Jack Sparrow Monochrome (File, WAV, Single) Navy Cut NCDIGI001 2020
ZAMZAM84 Jack Sparrow - Behold / Paradise Bird album art J. Sparrow* Behold / Paradise Bird(7", Ltd) ZamZam Sounds ZAMZAM84 US 2021 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FACT 123 Jack Sparrow - FACT Mix 123 album art Jack Sparrow FACT Mix 123(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 123 UK 2010