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Jega (musician)

Jega is the recording name of Manchester-based electronic music artist Dylan Nathan. Nathan has released records on the Planet Mu, Matador and Skam record labels.

Nathan released his first EP in 1996 in Manchester on Autechre-affiliated Skam records, original home of Boards of Canada. Nathan toured with Autechre in 1997. Nathan's first album, Spectrum, was the first release on Mike Paradinas/µ-Ziq's Planet Mu label. Paradinas and Nathan studied architecture together in London 1991–94 on the same campus with Aphex Twin. Spectrum is a fusion of the breakbeat and IDM sound coming out of London at the time. Nathan's second album Geometry reflects his electronic roots, avoiding samples and venturing more into synthesis. Jega was named by Thom Yorke as an influence on Radiohead's 2000 album Kid A. Both Spectrum and Geometry were later licensed to Matador Records for release in North America, resulting in extensive tours of the United States. Despite only making 6 copies, in 2004 a demo of Variance was leaked to the internet, resulting in Jega resetting the release. This copy is still widely available on the internet. Variance was released on Planet Mu Records on 20 July 2009. Variance is a double album composed of Variance Volume 1 and 2.


Jega may refer to:

  • Jega (musician), Manchester, UK-based electronic music artist Dylan Nathan
  • Jega, Nigeria, a Local Government Area in Kebbi State