Jeangu Macrooy (pronounced as zjangú makrooi) was born and raised in the tropical warmth of Paramaribo, Suriname.
In 2014 Jeangu decided to continue his musical career at the other side of the ocean, in the Netherlands. He met producer/composer Perquisite, was signed to his label Unexpected Records and the two started a fruitfull musical collaboration.
In April 2016 Jeangu’s debut Brave Enough EP was released. The day of the release Jeangu was named ‘Serious Talent’ by 3FM radio, and the week after he played his first single Gold at Dutch national talk show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. Gold was later used in a commercial for television network HBO. The year 2016 was concluded with a performance at Eurosonic/Noorderslag and a nomination for an Edison Award in the category ‘Best New Artist.’
Jeangu’s debut album High On You was released in April 2017 - is more energetic and danceable than its predecessor. Melancholy still prevails but generally the focus has shifted to a more raw sound that drives songs like Crazy Kids - a duet with twin brother Xillan - and Head Over Heels. The common thread throughout the record, however, is still Jeangu's unique vocal capacity, that hypnotises in the low range and moves the listener in the high range. The record entered the Dutch album charts, was nominated for the Edison Pop 'Best Album', and received critical acclaim from the press. Many shows followed with his band, including Lowlands and North Sea Jazz.