Hailing from the creative hub of Cape Town, South Africa, Jax Panik has risen from obscurity to being one of the country's most promising new acts. What started out as an online-only release less than a year ago now enjoys high rotation play listing on some of the country's best known radio stations.
Fresh from a 2008 MTV Africa Listeners Choice Award nomination, this staunchly independent artist has gone from strength to strength. Jax is principally a virtual performer who started his career on the internet; putting out tracks and videos online-only. He enjoys thousands of views and fans from around the globe on Facebook, Youtube and Myspace and has become one of the most downloaded performers on the popular mobile chat application MXit.
Since the success of his first single, Cigarettes & Cinnamon, Jax has been featured in many of South Africa‚Äôs top print publications and TV shows, and his music has dominated the South African radio charts (including a no. 1 hit on 5FM ‚Äì the country's most popular youth station). So it‚Äôs time to get him heard in Australia!
His signature sound is a sexy mix of pop, rock, and electro, with catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and sing-along choruses. It's got heart and loads of dance appeal, and the viral videos he's been putting out are so wacky they're unlike anything you've seen before.
His debut album, Cigarettes and Cinnamon has just been released in South Africa.
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