Influenced by The Sonics, Early Punk, The Detroit Garage Rock Scene, Reverend Horton Heat and steeped deep in the Mississippi delta traditions of Son House and R.L. Burnside, Bali born musician, Madé J. chose the sub-culturally diverse city of Brussels, Belgium to record his latest and most bad ass album, “Das Rumble”.
Madé J.’s journey has been a long one, through juke joints, road-side houses and smoky clubs around all around the globe. Setting off from Denpasar Bali, the first stop was Australia and then Hawaii where he also met and played with Jack Johnson. The always winding road led him through the American Deep South including New Orleans, where Madé began a personal and musical friendship with Coco Robicheaux. During this time he was taught the Southern-Delta guitar style by Son House student John Moonie.
Luckily, leaving New Orleans on the last flight before Hurricane Katrina struck, Madé spent another few months in the culture storm of New York City, before eventually moving on to France. Upon arriving in Europe it was Paris and it’s unique urban atmosphere that managed to get its first hold on him. Different musical sessions led Madé to meeting and jamming with Keziah Jones for whom he ended up opening numerous times. After more musical stints throughout the UK and Southern Europe, London became his initial european home as he worked and recorded with 2 separate band projects which will also be released in 2012.
After re-connecting with producer and friend, Mathias Widtskiöld, Madé decided to come back to Belgium in 2010. He had gotten to know and love the country during his gigs with Belgian Rockabilly outfit Running Wild - with whom he had also supported R. Horton Heat and Nashville P****. Back in the saddle with Mathias, the production duo began creating and recording Madè´s newest and most focused album to date. The delicately titled “Das Rumble”, features a musically confident Madé J., comfortably commanding his songwriting through a variety of different styles and diverse sounds. Anything from Rock-a-Billy to straight up Punk can be heard on, what is truly, one of the most honest and authentic albums of the year.