The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)


Jitwam is something of a geographical and musical nomad. Born in Northeast India, he spent his formative years in Australia and New Zealand, before living in Thailand, South Africa and the UK. His approach to music has been just as varied. Having returned to Sydney, the multi-instrumentalist and producer brings a global sensibility to his music, straddling genres of jazz, funk and soulful house and has the accolades to show for it. His skittering, looping grooves have been spun by tastemaker DJs Moodyman, Henry Wu and Bradley Zero, and he’s opened for the godfather of jazz-funk himself, Roy Ayers. In his set for HALO, Jitwam leads a masterful ensemble of instruments who bring an effortlessly catchy brand of funk and groove recalling the broken beat of West London. If there’s one thing for sure, whether he’s behind the decks or playing live, Jitwam is bound to make you move.