Jim Wood, aka ‘jim8track’, has been banging out beats around London’s bar scene for over 15 years!
As a key member of the infamous ‘The Players’ at AKA for many years, Jim fed underground house to the hungry masses, packing out the dancefloor week in and week out. Barrio Bars now get a taste of his truly eclectic sets where he mixes up tropical beats and re-edits to the sweaty crowds, while summer sessions on the terrace of Sushi Samba see him play sun-kissed sets to the fashionable masses.
Years of residencies have added plenty experience to his musically seasoned belt with Shoreditch House, Sketch, Chotto Matte, Lab Bar and many more bars across London, plus festivals (including blasting out tunes between acts on the Bestival Main Stage and Big Top). Club nights and random parties have all been dealt his selection of lovingly collected tunes.
“It’s just about big tunes, big grooves, big smiles, happy feet & lots of love – from reggae to hip hop to disco to techno to jungle, its been a varied journey…no complaints!”
Jim is also head playlister for 8track Music Solutions, supplying playlists to brands & bars around the world keeping their soundtracks sounding fresh as well as selecting the classics
“I’m just a bit random in general – I’ve a big love of house music, but then there’s so much more to explore: reggae, hip hop, soul, global funk, Brazilian, disco, Balearica, anthems and tonnes of other stuff”
Just as happy in a dirty basement, as in a house party… but please don’t ask him for a mixtape – he won’t be able decide what to put on it!