Julian Smith
Studio

1512
2020





London,
England


Juno Records Album of the Week


Nearly everything here, from either side of the divide, is short and sharp, so there’s very little chance of boredom setting in, and the liberal use of spoken word samples as well as some ingenious lyrical work, means that Smith’s message about modern life and its pitfalls comes across effectively without clumsy sloganeering.

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1707
2020





London,
England


Modern Tackle on Stamp the Wax


Jane in Palma is the moniker of Californian artist Julian Smith; an outlet for his explorations into live and sequenced productions and the use of experimental recording processes.

Having previously operated under the alias Don Froth, he released music for the likes of WNCL Recordings, Phonica White and UNO! NYC between 2010 and 2016. He turned his attention to his Jane in Palma project in 2018 with his first album, Primitive Thoughts, seeing him interpret the surroundings of his recording locations – two empty caves on the island of Mallorca – and the feelings of isolation that these places engendered.

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0107
2020





London,
England


Artist Spotlight on BBC Radio 6


I had some airwave talk story on BBC Radio 6 Music as their spotlight artist this week on Tom Ravenscroft’s show - listen back to the interview + a new track of my recent LP ‘Safety Net’ XL




2005
2020





London,
England


Boiler Room Debut

Boiler Room Debuts a track off my upcoming record Jane in Palma - Primitive Thoughts. “It’s always refreshing to stumble across a gem that goes the extra length to reach true uniqueness. Jane In Palma is indeed that. In the wake of losing everything to a fire, the enigmatic musician isolated himself in two caves on the island of Mallorca, exploring new sounds and mediums. The results were top draw, amounting to his beautifully crafted Primitive Thoughts LP.”

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0104
2020





Berlin,
Germany


Juxtapoz Article on HVW8 Berlin Show

In celebration of HVW8 Gallery’s fourth year in Berlin, the gallery is opening a brand new group show, Four Conversations, featuring Spring 2018 cover artist Inès Longevial (Paris), Julian Smith (Mallorca), 44Flavours (Berlin) and longtime Juxtapoz favorite, HuskMitNavn (Copenhagen).

HVW8 Gallery’s mandate has always been to support and foster new and emerging artists as well as provide a platform for international artists. After expanding from Los Angeles to Berlin, HVW8 has continued to support local artists as well as provide an inclusive environment for dialogue and communication between artists from various cultures and mediums.

Read the write up on Juxtapose Magazine's website