New Zealand musician Michael Upton has been releasing music as Jet Jaguar for a good 10 years now. He's taken part in Radio Active's 21st, 25th and now 30th anniversary celebrations, so he's been about for a while. His music attempts to reconcile his love of soul, funk, and all manner of downbeat dance music with his equally strong passion for textural, crackling ambient business.
Jet Jaguar is best known in New Zealand for his collaborations and remix work. He has worked with members of Fat Freddy's Drop, The Phoenix Foundation, The Black Seeds, Paul McLaney, Module, Rhian Sheehan, and did a full length collaboration as Patio with noted New Zealand producer Bevan Smith (aka Signer, Aspen and more recently one half of Over The Atlantic). He has also gigged with Prefuse 73 (US), Monolake (DE), Qua (AU), and maybe one or two other bods...
Jet Jaguar recently returned from a couple of years living in a quaint township in Japan known as "Tokyo". Before that he was living in Melbourne for 4 years. He's now back in his booming hometown of Wellington.
...feels like lying in long grass on a summers day, under a hazy blue sky....
- Sat 16 Aug - Khuja Lounge - Auckland
Jet Jaguar, Malty Media, Group Five, Panoramica celebrating their new CD
- Fri 29 Aug - Burgundy Room - Wellington
Celebrate Jet's latest album with Shanalog and Christoph El Truento
- Thu 5 Jul - Golden Dawn - Auckland
Celebrate Jet's latest album with K*Saba, Andrew Loughnan, Samu and B-Lo
- Thu 12 Jul - Bettys - Wellington
Mind-melting soundtrack synaesthesia, with DJ Scout & The Defenestrator
- Wed 4 Jun - Katipo Cafe - Wellington
Mind-melting soundtrack synaesthesia
- Wed 2 Jul - Katipo Cafe - Wellington
Free chill-out tunes from Aquaboogie & Jet Jaguar, Yetimon doing visuals
- Wed 2 Apr - Katipo Cafe - Wellington