Upcoming events:

    Past events:
    02.09.17 – Forest Sounds Festival – Brussel
    07.07.17 – PPH Festival – Hoegaarden
    09.02.17 – Apollo Brown – Brugge
    19.03.16 – Konkreet Kunstenfestival – Gent
    27.11.15 – Project Paperclip Café #1 – Halle
    17.10.15 – Release Paradox FM – Gent
    29.08.15 – TRAX Festival – Roeselare
    07.08.15 – A Night of Hiphop 4 – Diksmuide
    30.07.15 – SupaFly Radioshow – FM Brussel
    26.04.15 – Looptroop Rockers – Antwerpen
    19.03.15 – End Of The Weak – Leuven
    31.01.15 – A Day Of Hiphop – Kortrijk
    06.12.14 – Talib Kweli – Brussel
    14.11.14 – Zulu Nation Afrikaa Bambaataa – Bxl
    01.11.14 – Soulfire Festival – Veurne
    11.10.14 – Saimn-I Release Party – Gent
    08.08.14 – EOW Warm Up Sessions – Diksmuide
    02.08.14 – La Plage – Westende
    03.05.14 – The Mill XL 10 – Koksijde
    07.09.13 – A Day Of Hiphop – Kuurne
    07.07.13 – Villa Volta – Gent
    21.06.13 – Strophop – Gent
    09.05.13 – Betong Festival – Aalst
    27.04.13 – Festival Aan Zee – De Panne
    21.04.13 – The Pharcyde – Gent
    04.04.13 – UrbaNice – MNM
    03.11.12 – The Mill XXL – Koksijde
    22.09.12 – De Beloften – Gent
    21.07.12 – B-Day DJ FLD – Brugge
    18.07.12 – Culture Wildstation – Radio Panik
    22.06.12 – ‘t Hof van Commerce – Diksmuide
    08.06.12 – Reap ‘n Chillow – Kortrijk
    17.05.12 – To The Beat Show – Villa Bota
    05.05.12 – Say What 4 – Ardooie
    04.05.12 – Feestneus – Gent
    28.04.12 – The Mill XL – Koksijde
    27.04.12 – Beatnuts – Gent
    26.04.12 – Hiphopstraatgebeuren – Gent
    14.04.12 – Jamila nodigt uit – Gent
    22.03.12 – Jamila nodigt uit – Gent
    25.02.12 – Boombox 6 – Veurne

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The two verbal constituents of the group, MC JaJa and MC Samoerai, had been working together for quite some time. The DJ being the backbone of Hip Hop, they knew they had to collaberate with a master on the wheels of steel. This is where Dizzy Dee (aka King D) enters the setting. Being a friend of the two MC’s and understanding each others musical tastes, collaboration wasn’t far way. Once they got together and started working on music something became very obvious: it was time to bring back the oldschool hiphop!

In December 2011 Jayeness released their first EP called “Back 2 the Basics”. The boombap beats, funky flows and energetic delivery caught the attention of many undergound hiphopheads but also got quite some recognition outside the hiphopscene.

As the cherry on the cake their paths crossed with singer/femcee Aminah who soon started joining them on stage. Not only does she bring extra soul to the show, she knows how to f*cking rip the mic! With Aminah at their side the crew released the tracks “Trip through your mind”, “The Tribe” and “The Cure” which can be found on the Phatmark Collective compilation album “Friends, Fools & Family”.

Through the years Jayeness has proven to be unstoppable on stage, rocking shows at multiple venues and events around the country. In the summer of 2016 they released a video for the track ‘Follow The Sunshine’ that was used as the first single for the recently released ‘Friends, Fools & Family 2’ album.

Two more new tracks are featured on the album so be sure to check them out on Spotify or Itunes and get your physical copy (CD) in our Online Phatmarket!


The Pharcyde & Jayeness Clap your hands everybody!

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Over het algemeen beschouwen wij voorprogramma’s als een – niet eens zo noodzakelijk –  kwaad. Jayeness vormde gisteravond een glorieuze uitzondering op die regel. Op hun frêle schouders rustte nochtans de ondankbare taak om in een afgeladen Vooruit de fans van een levende hiphoplegende op temperatuur te brengen. En de West-Vlaamse Gentenaars kweten zich met verve van die taak. Het speelplezier droop eraf en het was kostelijk om de geamuseerde verbazing te lezen op de gezichten van de honderden verraste Pharcyde fans. Old Skool question-response Hiphop, in de stijl van Jurrassic Five, Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest. Zowel fysiek (de moves) als verbaal perfect op elkaar ingespeeld en geruggensteund door een geweldige DJ King D stal Jayeness de show. Aanstekelijk en ongecomplexeerd en met op het eind de ronduit goddelijke stem en verschijning van Aminah (sex on a stick!) als bijzonder gesmaakte bonus. In 2012 stonden deze jongens – zonder veel indruk te maken op de jury – in de finale van De Beloften. Het zou best kunnen dat Jayeness het van alle Beloften-finalisten van de voorbije drie jaar het verst schopt. Old skool is coming back? You better believe it. (Peter Lissens)



Back 2 the Basics EP

Back 2 the Basics is Jayeness debut EP. It focusses on that 90′s hip-hop feeling and is a first shot at introducing the crowd to a Phatmark release. Raw beats, funky flows and a passion for the near forgotten genre is wat separates this EP from most other recent drops. Tracks like First Love, Back to the Basics and Raw Relics take you back to the golden days of Hip-Hop. All tracks were produced, mixed and mastered by Samoerai with co-production of JaJa on the track ‘Back 2 the Basics’. All the cuts on the album were provided by Dj King D. – See more at:
Download the Back 2 the Basics EP here for free.