Pride Profile: Jack Ward

To celebrate Pride, we’ll be highlighting a different Irish artist from the LGBTQIA+ community each day in June as part of our Pride Profiles series.

By Ellen Pentony

Listen If You Like:

SOPHIE, Four Tet, Daft Punk

Who He Is:

Limerick producer Jack Ward is creating genre-traversing electronic music, blending elements of traditional house and techno with pop melodies and structures. On his latest release “My Angel Rocks 4th and Back,” he uses an old-school 90s beat as its driving force before bedding in 80s inspired synths and a funky bassline, the combination of which is reminiscent of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love). This fun twist on a classic house sound embodies the producer’s style, which he says is most influenced by Vengaboys, Omar-S, and the late SOPHIE. Aside from producing his own tracks, Ward is collaborating with some of his fellow artists, so you can expect to hear more of his signature style popping up in the near future.