It’s unusual for an up and coming band to have a pedigree as impressive as that of Los Angeles electro-rock conspirators Jump Jump Dance Dance. But as it stands, the duo of Chris Carter and Simon Lewicki had amassed a wealth of experience – Carter as an in-demand DJ and vocalist who has played alongside such luminaries of the LA scene as DJ AM and Tommie Sunshine, and Simon as the mastermind behind the celebrated club acts Groove Terminator, Tonite Only and Chili Hifly – before uniting to create Jump Jump Dance Dance.
First coming together over a shared love of synthesizers, Australian culture and sweaty dance floors, Carter and Lewicki developed the blueprint of the Jump Jump Dance Dance sound, exploring and tweaking the happy medium between dance and rock music. The duo elevated themselves above the electro scene by turning JJDD into a truly organic live band, where instantaneous guitar riffs collide with towering synths and club energy.
With numerous singles already under their belt, a hugely impressive remixography (including a current mix of PNAU “The Truth” – #6 on Hype Machine, The Aston Shuffle “Start Again,” Tim & Jean, MSTRKRFT, La Roux, Datarock and Lost Valentinos) and an album on the way – Jump Jump Dance Dance is preparing to spread their electro-rock gospel to new fans with killer shows and a slew of turbo-charged new remixes.
The band’s self-titled debut album comes out July 2011. The album is produced by Jump Jump Dance Dane and mixed by heavyweights, including US producers/mixers Jack Joseph Puig (Lady Gaga, Panic! at the Disco, U2, Black Eyed Peas), Dave Sardy (Wolfmother, Oasis, Soulwax, The Ting Tings) and Mark Needham (The Killers, Bloc Party, 3OH!3), as well as Australian dance industry veteran Sameer Sengupta (a.k.a. Poxy Music).
Their singles are creating a buzz in the blogosphere and popping up in synchs all over the place…“Do It For Love,” was recently featured in Victoria’s Secret “Strinkini” web campaign, “Modern Eyes” and “City on Fire” were featured in Columbia Picture’s The Roommate, starring Leighton Meister, “White Picket Fences” in EA Games FIFA 2011, and “2.0” will be featured in the upcoming film Answers to Nothing starring Dane Cook and Julie Benz.
Although it’s still very early days for the band, Jump Jump Dance Dance aren’t wasting any time in showing us all exactly why they’ve come so far so quickly.