Jax Jones - Instruction feat. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don

16 Jun 2017

Jax Jones


South London multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones is riding high following the

worldwide success of smash single ‘You Don’t Know Me’ featuring BBC Sound of 2017 nominee and

future star Raye, and looks set to continue his winning streak with brand new single ‘Instruction’.

“Nothing says summer to me more than Notting Hill Carnival,” Jax says of his new single. “That was

the mental image I used throughout the making of this song. I took the idea to my good friend MNEK

and the song came together really quickly. The DJ is the controller of the dance floor and lyrically, I

wanted to reflect that; hence why we're giving instructions!”

Enlisting global pop superstar Demi Lovato and the UK’s fiercest MC Stefflon Don, ‘Instruction’ is an

empowering percussion-led call to the dancefloor. “B*tch I don’t need introduction,” Lovato snaps,

while Steff delivers fiery “bad gal” bars that leave you in no doubt, she really is the Don. “I wanted to

continue where I left off with 'You Don't Know Me’,” Jax explains. “We knew we needed someone

with a certain level of swag and confidence to pull off a song like this so we sent it to Demi Lovato to

see if she was interested. I thought it was long shot but she loved the record and delivered us all the

right feels in the vocal. Stefflon Don is one of the most exciting new rappers to come out of the UK

today, so getting her on a song with a pop superstar like Demi is a defining moment for me as a fan

of music. I love clashing genres together. It's one of those collaborations which is as exciting on paper

as it sounds on record. I can't wait to play this song at my festival shows this summer!”

‘You Don’t Know Me’, a sassy rebuff to fake friends, has had over 275 million combined global

streams and gone 3 x Platinum in The Netherlands, 2 x Platinum in Australia, Ireland, Sweden,

Platinum in Norway, UK, Italy and Gold in Belgium, France, Germany, with over 6.3m total Shazams

hitting the #1 spot on Shazam in Australia and globally, as well top 10 on the airplay chart in

Australia, making it Jax’s biggest hit to date.

Jax’s music is rooted in the hip hop, grime and house music he was surrounded by in his teenage

years. These influences come through both in the studio and in his wild live sets – most recently in

his sold out ‘House Work’ UK tour – where he helms all the instruments himself, layering them upon

beats and bass for a fresh, modern take on an old school sound.

Prior to ‘You Don’t Know Me’ his biggest success to date had been as the writer and co-producer on

Duke Dumont’s huge international 2014 hit ‘I Got U’, which resulted in his first UK No. 1 in addition

to nominations on both sides of the Atlantic, at the BRIT and Grammy Awards. As well as producing

Duke’s following two singles, he has remixed the likes of Charli XCX, Lil Yachty, Missy Elliot and


Jax has a very busy year ahead of him with appearances at Capital’s Summertime Ball,

Tomorrowland, Reading & Leeds, Boardmasters, Ushuaia and Pacha, before heading Down Under to

play Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra on November 25th. Stay tuned to www.jaxjones.co.uk for more

Australian tour dates to be announced.

Jax Jones (Instruction / packshot)