Raised in Vancouver, Jacob Sexsmith aka Jade Statues is an artist and musician of various disciplines who has been making sonorous electronic music since the age of 14, focusing on club-ready tracks and headphone lullabies alike. His second, most recent EP ‘My Blade’ is a short but realized sonic vision which quickly saw regular plays on Rinse FM & NTS Radio as well as support from people like Dis Fig, Objekt, Martha, Kastle, Galtier, and more. He has been described as having “a knack for refined maximalism..stacking all manner of sonic artillery in tracks that are undeniably overwhelming while still letting each element bubble and burst on its own terms”. He is also a co-founder and resident of the collective event series/radio show/label s.M.i.L.e.

For this year's New Forms Festival he will be presenting a tailor made live set including brand new unheard material, revised editions of past works, and selections from his hard drive filled with edits and remixes.

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