Listen : Jarreau Vandal – ‘Scintilla’/Break My Back (with Ashnikko)


Jarreau Vandal, one of the freshest new talents rising out of the electronic scene, emerges today with new single, and Luna Mae collaboration, ‘Scintilla’. Along with B-side ‘Break My Back’, these cuts are the first releases from Jarreau’s forthcoming mixtape, ‘Anthology’. This fourteen-track package will be his most comprehensive and multi-faceted musical endeavour to date, with release date now set for 28th September 2018.

Break My Back (with Ashnikko)

Following on from hits with Zak Abel on ‘Make You Love Me’, and Radio 1Xtra B List collaboration with Olivia Nelson, ‘Someone That You Love’ – which now sits at 8m Spotify streams – ‘Scintilla’ once again showcases Jarreau’s innate ability to create a rich and soulful sound that nods to a multitude of genres whilst still maintaining a fresh originality. Drawing on live instrumentation has been a key component of this and ‘Scintilla’ continues the theme, with slap bass, brass sections, and guitar licks that neatly underpin Luna Mae’s smooth vocals.

A scintilla is a spark or a tiny trace of a specified feeling. The song is inspired by the energy you feel when you fall in love. Wrapped in my answer to funk/soul
– Jarreau Vandal

Changing gear for the B-side is ‘Break My Back’, a trap-infused beat that features London-based MC, Ashnikko. With the club and festival circuit firmly in sight, the track illustrates Jarreau’s versatility as a producer and will be sending crowds into a frenzy in the months to come.

This single marks a new chapter for Jarreau. Having laid the foundations with his popular ‘Vandalized’ edits, Soulection shows, and high-energy DJ sets (including a sell-out run of European dates in March and a recent Mixmag Lab appearance), the Dutch talent is now primed to make the transition into a full-fledged artist and musician. ‘Anthology’, Jarreau’s largest and most stylistically eclectic body of work to date, will consolidate this evolution.

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Catch him at a string of festivals over the summer months and stay up to date with all new announcements via


July 6th – Splash – Germany
July 11th – Gurtenfestival 2018 – Switzerland
July 11th – Dour Festival – Belgium
July 14th – Vunzige Deuntjes Festival – The Netherlands
July 25th – Ortigia Sound System – Italy
July 28th – DIVINE – France
August 4th – Spectrum 2018 – Germany
Aug 11th – Appelsap Fresh Music Festival – The Netherlands
August 15th – Pukkelpop 2018 – Belgium