Jamal 'HardHouse' Banton, House & Garage DJ and Producer, born to a Spanish mother and Jamaican father was raised in the South East of London. At an early age Banton was surrounded by the sounds and rhythms of Reggae, Dancehall, Merengue, Salsa and Flamenco. It is this mix of musics that he says automatically inspires his production. Banton says his 'sound' has no 'sound'...
''I like to produce dance music in general really, i try not to have a specific sound to my music, try and be different with every track, maybe Techno one day, Jacking another...you never now with me"
Starting of as a DJ playing garage, he picked up production in 1999 using the infamous FruityLoops program. In 2008, now using Apples Logic, he produced what could be classed as one of the tracks that took the genre UK Funky to the mainstream...'Sirens'. Throughout the years 2009 - 2012, Banton was remixing tracks for Lazee, FourTet, Jammer, and getting called up for Fabric and Fact Mag mixes. Also with his own production being in constant support from the likes of Funk Butcher, Jackmaster, BBCRadio, RinseFM, just to name a few, Banton is constantly flying abroad to immerse anticipating crowds with his high energy DJ sets.