Jaxx aka Johnny Dangerous
Born 1978 London West Norwood.
A fresh dynamic versatile artist with a wide an extensive range of musical talent.
You could say it was in the genes. Johhny grew up around musicians particularly his father Jimmy Lindsay who received a B.M.A (black music award)in 1978 for his contribution to reggae music. Also went on to record solo albums and tours during the 80’s and still does.
His first introduction to hip hop was in the early 80s when movies like Beat Street, breaking! Crush grove … In the summer of 85 aged 7 Johhny would go to Covent Garden and join in with street dancers breaking and body popping with his older brother.
“Seeing Ice T rapping in the break dance movie I knew instantly that’s what I wanted to be a part of. You could say I fell in love with hip hop from a baby and never grew out of it”
Johnny wrote his first rap song aged 10 and has been writing ever since.
The early 90s
Aged. 12 Johnny formed a rap group called BAD(black and deadly)
The group consisted of 2 other rappers and a hype man.. Jordan aka tiny (Johnny’s little brother) Jamel, aka sparrow (cousin) Glen Maddix aka G technician also a cousin.
They were managed by uncles wayne brown n D.special G the group would go on to record several songs and perform all over London which included performances on BVTV an IDTV. Epic accapella’s alongside general Levi@ Astoria venue. They also shared the same stage with teddy riley and Wrex n effects and lords of the underground.
Almost shattered dream.
One night after coming off stage Johnny and the group are approached by a woman who introduces herself as teddy Riley’s manager. She informed them that teddy was impressed with their performance and would like to meet with the group.
The group meet teddy, numbers are exchanged however nothing came of it. The group being so young and so gassed up they took it to heart they didn’t get the call but kept pushing. More disappointment followed. The group got a gig hosted by EMI AnR Dj Elaine. Also host of hackney empires 291 talent show. This gig was the launch for her fly fresh n phat compilation which featured all the up and coming RnB n hip artists that were hot. Sony was also in the building.
The group are told to stand at the side of the stage they are up next, Then dj Elaine announces the shows was over and thanks everyone and closed the show. “That for us was heart breaking, we spent money on out fits and had told ourselves this was gonna be the show that gets the industry to see us… We felt like all the hours and sessions of rehearsing was for nothing” With moral at an all-time low an in house disagreements the group split shortly after that…
Johnny kept writing and going to the studios on his own.
Johnny soon developed a passion for making beats and musical arrangements from soul to reggae to rap to drum n bass, rock, house n dance music. He also got a small role in 1 episode of ITV’s hit series “The Bill”
Age 16 Johnny lands himself a job at spark side recording studio as a trainee sound engineer. This is where Johnny grew as an artist and soaked up a lot of the game. Blessed to work along Eaton jah Blake (original member of 80s reggae band matumbi) the critically acclaimed dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnston had a label in the same building.
Also Dennis bovell (matumbi, producers Henery holder and L. Fuller aka vamps now CEO of side walk music. “now Dennis Bovell taught me about work ethics in the studio. His endurance and stamina and enthusiasm in his approach to all task is amazing. When he goes in he goes in. We recorded Julian jones, son of Rolling Stone Brian Jones.”
Johnny went on to college to study sound engineering electronics. Built his reputation in college and on the streets, as a kid that can Rhyme, and make music. Johnny also used to battle rap for fun but has taken it more serious in recent years. Stay tuned and be captivated, Johnny has an extensive archive of music and practically lives in the studio. He is Ready to take his music from local to global.
Quincey jones , Michael Jackson, Tupac, Teddy Riley, Timbaland and Missy Elliot, Dr Dre, The Neptunes, Bob Marley, Sly n Robbie, Jimmy Lindsay, Matumbi, Kanye West, Drake, 50cent, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Ice T, Nas, NWA, Eminem, Hollywood Spittage, Marvin Gaye, James Brown. George Clinton, Parliament. Bootsy Collins. Capleton, Luciano, Buju Banton, black sabbath, guns n roses, Aerosmith, Jay z, Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Bobby brown, Keith Sweat, New Edition.
Johnny da Kid