Jaden Thompson (UK)

Jaden Thompson has gone from being a promising new name to an establishedinternational talent in super quick time. He’s a fabric resident, a firm favourite of Radio 1’sPete Tong, no stranger to the top of thedigital charts and someone whose last single ‘OnlyOne’ picked up more than a million streams. To have done all this before the age of 22 is atestament to the uniqueness of his sound: Thompson makes and plays house music thatcaptures the essence of the ChicagoHousegolden-era, but with an all-new, forward thinkingcharm and infectious energy.When Thompson plays, whether a resident slot at fabric, Warehouse Project or Extrema inBelgium, you can be sure there will be a crew of heads down the front demanding he shareshis track IDs. Most often, those secret weapons are his own expertly produced tunes.Powerful and physical yet never short on groove, they have come on vital labels likeAmsterdam’s PIV, Paris’s Kitsuné Musique, and The Martinez Brothers’sCuttin’ Headzimprintas well as Classic Music Company and Archie Hamilton’s Moscow Records.Thompson is just as well regarded by DJs as dancers, with Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones andDerrick Carter all big fans. Critically acclaimed ‘Closer’ was made ‘Essential New Tune’ onRadio 1 while on the same station it was named ‘Tune of the Week’ by both Arielle Free andNick Grimshaw. Next to his always innovative new tunes, Thompson has served up anumberof standout DJ mixes for the likes of CircoLoco which continue to win him plenty ofnew fans.Now, he is stepping out with his own label Midnight Parade, a natural progression for thisartist and one that will give him the chance to release his own music as well as championother great sounds. It will be a label focussed on house music with that trademarkThompson groove, and a platform for like-minded artists to express themselves freely. Thelabel kicked off with ‘Move Your Body’ a jackin’ house heater that marries a deep, drivingbassline with a delicate vocal and will be followed up by much more in the coming months.Despite so much success so soon, Thompson’s new label will open a new chapter in hiscareer.