Boston-born, Phoenix-raised dance / pop producer/songwriter/artist with a penchant for colorful hooks and soulful, dreamy, funky motifs.
David Ben Jack (born David Jackman) was fusing new wave and electronica with rap in his PRMR (pka The Premiere) duo, garnering local praise and attention before the likes of LMFAO, Shwayze, and Wallpaper popularized the style.
Having joined semi-national electro-pop group Peachcake in 2009, Jackman co-wrote and produced several releases that helped propel the band into a wider arena, landing their music into a number of tv shows, and ad campaigns, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians and The Real World. Their lead single he co-wrote and sang vocals on, “You Matter” landed on rotation at Top 40 commercial and college radio, charting on Mediabase’s Taking Off category. Before they disbanded, Jackman performed with Peachcake for a number of shows, opening for and sharing stages with artists such as Peter Murphy, Neon Trees, and She Wants Revenge, as well as The Streets and Apoptygma Berzerk at the Slottsfjell Music Festival in Norway.
Jackman released the eclectic LP Antennae with PRMR in 2012, which also garnered college radio rotation and was featured on the international travel tv series, “Into The Drink”. The duo was then commissioned to create several new songs for a Firstcom TV music library, which were approved and signed with Universal Music Publishing. One of the PRMR tracks “Sundown” was featured on various TV spots including the Superbowl special of ESPN’s sports talkshow “First Take”.
At the end of 2015, Jackman launched his flagship solo project under the alias “David Ben Jack”, releasing his debut single “No Love (ft. Teri Tobin)” via The EDM Network. The single–a soulful and poppy, yet eccentric take on chilled deep house and nu-disco–featured rising neo-soul singer Teri Tobin on vocals, and a remix from UK production duo Armstrong & Statye (of UB40 production fame). A week later, the track charted on JunoDownload.com as the #12 best-selling release in the funky house/club category, and garnered club and radio play, including spins on UK’s influential “BBC Introducing…” radio show. Soon after, Ben Jack was commissioned to produce several official remixes for legendary Jazz musician Mac Gollehon’s (David Bowie, Duran Duran, Grace Jones) newest project, and will see a release via Tomas Doncker’s NYC-based True Groove label.
David Ben Jack is currently working on his next solo single/EP “Sunset Kills”, as well as several high profile remix projects.