James Chatburn

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Since James came to Berlin in 2016, he hustled as a Pizza delivery guy in order to finance his first two EPs '001' and 'Damen'. He produced them himself in a shabby old GDR building. During that time he toured with Jordan Rakei and The Internet. He collaborated with Australian Hip Hop Legends Hilltop Hoods on their Gold Single Higher. His single Omens was released on Soulection, Waste Time (feat BLYNE) on Majestic Casual and up until today, James made himself a name in the neo soul scene, commuting between London, Berlin and his home in Australia.


The Australian native is currently finishing the production of his debut album which marks the consequent ascension to a fully developed self-made artist: production-, sound- and songwriting wise, James has found his identity, combining his modern soul influences like Frank Ocean or D'Angelo with psychedelic elements of the sixties and a sprinkle of 80s fusion.

In the meantime, James and a hand full of talented collaborators are in the midst of releasing a series of five collaborative singles. The first of which (Simply No Better feat. ZENDR) was premiered in November on COMPLEX. These collaborations also include Awake In The Dark with dutch producer Moods on tastemaker label Boogie Angst, recently featured on KCRW. Up next are the singles with Ben Esser and upcoming producer / artist NOVAA


"just the right blend of electronic elements, with a soulful and simplistic texture"


"a fierce soulful voice both fragile and intense"

indie shuffle

"From oddly filtered drum breaks to brass ensemble swells, it all comes together to ultimately get you moving"


"He blends singer/songwriter sensibilities and a neo soul voice with electronic production, resulting in a sound that is unrestrained to any one style yet remarkably distinctive"


"impressive five-track collection of tunes that explore elements of soul, blues, rock, jazz and electronica"

Debut EP "001" 



2nd EP "Damen" 

2017 - 2019


contact: contact@vcrs.co

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