James Watss’ name has been buzzing in the Dutch urban/pop scene for quite some time now. He reached a gold status with his hit song ‘Laten Gaan’, was the support act of Lil’ Kleine, did a collab on Jonna Fraser’s ‘Maatje 45’ EP, DJames Watss’ name has been buzzing in the Dutch urban/pop scene for quite some time now. He reached a gold status with his hit song ‘Laten Gaan’, was the support act of Lil’ Kleine, did a collab on Jonna Fraser’s ‘Maatje 45’ EP, Dio’s ’De Man’ and did a pick-up session with Cho and Hef. James Watss’ songs already achieved millions of streams. James Watss started singing in the church choir were he went with his mother as a child. It didn’t took a lot of time before he started to write his own songs. “About girls of course, it was the age I guess”, James laughs. “I loved and still love music from Ginuwine and Donell Jones. Blues also has a big inﬂuence in my music, but in a James Watss kind of way.” Also James Watss’ father played a major role in his musical upbringing. “I used to sit a lot in the car with my dad as a child, when he picked me up at my mom’s for a two hour drive home. He always bought the latest R&B albums, but also soul, hiphop, house and even techno. At a young age I learned to appreciate the different styles of music. This helped me to ﬁnd my own style as an artist. To me it was very important to show people that James Watss doesn’t only know how to sing a nice hook, but that he can also create actual songs.” “The last few months I have been hiding from the public scene on purpose to completely focus on my music. Creating a new management team helped me to sharpen my vision more than ever. I signed a record deal at Sony Music and a publishing deal at CTM. I can’t wait to show Holland and the world what James Watss stands for. I truly hope that my fans are willing to join me on this journey, because I have so much to show.” James Watss worked for, among other producers: Project Money, Chievva, Davey Donovan, Krankjoram, Hoodie en Reymuzik.