Born James Harmon Stack, Jim-E grew up in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond, where his passion for music evolved from playing in garage rock bands and school jazz bands to making beats inspired by Daft Punk, Burial, J Dilla, Timbaland, and The Neptunes. As a senior in high school, Jim-E began DJ’ing after successfully sneaking into clubs and lobbying promoters.
Since 2010, Jim-E has lived in New Orleans, New York City, and Los Angeles, and credits his time in each city with reshaping his music. In New Orleans, he honed his production skills. In New York, he continued to evolve and refine his sound as he toured opening for acts like Shlohmo and Bonobo. And finally, in 2016, Jim-E returned to his native coast after spending time in Los Angeles intermittently collaborating with songwriters, producers and artists. He’s since contributed to songs by HAIM, Diplo, Empress Of, Perfume Genius, Rostam, Chali XCX, Caroline Polachek, and Kacy Hill. Jim-E makes sound he wants to hear—to listen to a Jim-E Stack song is to know him.