When Timucin Lam, Timz to his mates, chose the pseudonym Jax Jones, it was supposed to be a rhyming-slang inspired celebration of independence: his old band had just imploded, and he wanted to see if he could make it on his Jack Jones. Things didn’t go according to plan, but in the very best way possible. The first Number One he wrote and produced, “I Got U”, was a collaboration with Duke Dumont, while his recent chart-dominating cuts have seen him working with a plethora of diverse talents including Raye, Stefflon Don, Demi Lovato, Mabel and MNEK, with countless others waiting in the wings on tracks so spicy they’ll blow your head off. Fast forward to today and Jax is an international multiplatinum- selling artist with singles like “You Don’t Know Me”, “Instruction”, ‘Breathe” and “Ring Ring” becoming bonafide chart, radio and streaming hits – and there are more to come. The last few years have seen Jax quietly becoming one of the British music scene’s most creative writers and producers, writing or producing for artists as diverse as Tinie Tempah and Clare Maguire and sprinkling a bit of the old JJ magic on remixes for the likes of Charli XCX, Years & Years and Missy Elliott. Add that all together and it’s clear that we’ve got a legitimate genre-hopping pop genius in our midst.