Pedigree producer Jet Letts loves dirty London bass, pitch-perfect sound systems and all-nighters.
Preferring his house-licked, dub-fuelled rhythms to move from around 120 to 140BPM Jet works his life around music. Regularly laying down sets all over London, he was instantly identifiable for his irrepressible afro before he shaved it all off. Now barnet-ly streamlined and sonically focused, Jet is a man increasingly in demand. Working closely with 10sumo on a remix project for Warner Record’s one-to-watch Lianne La Havas, under the moniker ‘Ganggady’, the Ladbroke Grove based talent releases his debut EP this Summer via his co-founded GETME! imprint. Piecing together the material in his home studio and commissioning his mate Max Fowler to create the artwork, this EP is a culmination of Lett’s life work. With the new tracks displaying his passion and intelligent taste, Jet possesses the kind of slow-burning brilliance that’s soon to come good in a big way. i-D online caught-up with him after the crowds subsided at GETME!‘s event at Corsica Studios on Saturday, were he’d shared disc-spinning duties with Evian Christ, DJ Rashad and Spinn. Look right for his latest exclusive i-D mix and down for his words.
Is Jet Letts your real name? Yes. Have you just shaved your head? No a few months ago, change is good! What have you been up to? I’ve been in the studio working on my EP. Whats on your set list right now? I’m really feeling Jimmy Edgar’s new album and also Moodyman’s last joint. Tracks I’m playing a lot are Hackman’s ’Agree to disagree‘ and Ossie’s ‘Supercali’. And in your backpack? At the moment vinyl. I’ve recently heavily got back into it having gone digital for a few years. What releases have GETME! records got planned for 2012? A new EP from Slime is next up.
Text: Milly McMahon