Meet the man behind some the UK’s biggest hits over the last year, Jonathan Mensah, better known as to the world as Jae5. He is the musical sauce behind J Hus’ chart-topping album “Common Sense” which includes hit singles like“Did You See”, “Friendly” and “Fisherman” to name the few.
What Jae5 has done with the music industry is anything but common. Growing up in East London; he has been producing for 10 years, starting out when he was sent to Ghana and learning the craft with renowned youth development scheme Ape media based in Stratford.
Jae5 is certainly pushing the barriers in the industry; fusing sounds with what has been dubbed as a “genre blender” style of musical production.
Setting a standard for a sound that can’t be boxed in, Jae5 is paving the way for a whole new scope for the UK music scene. Quietly humble this producer expresses life through sounds and lets the music speak for him.
It is certain that he is a pioneer for the new wave of UK music.
Photos by Shantell Picton.