Within today’s musical diaspora, an exceptional talent is a rare find. Emerging from the suburban town of Maplewood NJ, Jared Hines is a true singer/songwriter/musician practicing pure musicianship. Having an avid record collector and DJ for a father, as a youth Jared was surrounded by a consistent mix of eclectic and obscure music from every genre imaginable.
At 14, they received their first bass guitar from a friend. Solely concentrating on the bass, Jared started making music, practicing little riffs and chords, staying up until dawn until they mastered the instrument. From there, they quickly acquired the skill for playing the guitar, drums and keyboards. While attending Hofstra University, Jared became interested in songwriting and becoming proficient utilizing music software.
Currently stepping out on a solo journey, Jared is about to set the electronic dance music world off its heels. Combining early 80’s electro funk and the synth-pop/punk sounds of the era with their own music sensibilities, Jared is creating some of the most refreshingly eclectic, modern electronic dance music.
Deep House renegade, DJ/Producer, Ron Trent released Jared’s first EP produced under the pseudonym, A Band Called Flash on his Future Vision label. Asked to create something akin to the UK jazz funk outfit Atmosfear, Jared's end result was five forthright dance floor-grabbing tracks, the Mother Confessor EP.
In 2017 Jared continued to expand the Future Funk sound with the release of their second EP ,Phantom, on their own record label J4J Records. The Phantom EP presented five tantalizing tracks, including the hit single Phantom, which appeared on Z Record's Ibiza 2017 compilation.
Now Jared is back in 2018 with a new batch of future funk goodies on the Dracula EP. With the highly anticipated release of hypnotic dance track "Dracula", and the D'Angelo style crooning of There Will Be Time, artist, songwriter, and producer Jared Hines doesn't disappoint. Add to that the intergalactic groove "Song For Spike" and you have an EP that will surely satisfy listeners and dancers alike.
Phantom - 2016
Mother Confessor - 2016
Heavy heavy future funk! The Third EP by A Band Called Flash.