2016 has already been a big year for J.
The infectious disco grooves of January’s ‘Brown Eyes’ kicked things off in fine style, gaining support from the likes of Marco Carola, Session Victim & Horse Meat Disco amongst others – watch out for the re-press!
Having played an important background role in releasing other people’s music over the years, this summer marks J’s deserved switch to the forefront as his debut solo EP landed on the ever-impressive Alfresco Disco label. Since lead track ‘Freedom’ was premiered by Groove Magazine it has turned the heads of many respected artists such as Tensnake, Ame, Groove Armada and Psychemagik.
Both of these releases have attracted an overwhelming response from both his peers and fans alike. Recent radio play on BBC 6Music combined with multiple features in the illustrious DJ Mag have cemented his place as one of the most exciting DJ’s / Producers in the scene. Proving that an old-school work ethic of drive and determination can still prevail within the modern industry!
However, all of this success has not come without hard work, J has spent years working tirelessly behind the scene to perfect his craft. Working as a fulltime DJ, 2008 saw J co-found Bristol party institution ‘Crazylegs’ to provide a platform for innovative, forward-thinking dance music. In 2012, the party took a more concrete commitment to the music they believe in – by putting vinyl on the shelf. With the label in full flow, J’s attention was then turned to his own productions, locking himself away in the bowels of his home studio, only coming up for air to play records…and to walk the dog.
In addition to all this, J still finds the time to DJ live across both the UK and Europe. He is capable of getting any dancefloor moving with his tasteful selections and impeccable mixing ability. All of this delivered with a refreshing sense of realness and professionalism that is often hard to find in a selector. Since summer 2009, J has also become a familiar face at top festivals such as Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury, Shambala, Wilderness and Love Saves The Day – a setting in which he consistently thrives.
With a tireless commitment to making music, supported by an increasingly busy DJ schedule – the future certainly looks bright.