In the world of dance music production, Jay-J has forged the reputation as the producer with the “Midas touch”. He is known for his signature ‘sexy, soulful, dance floor driven’ style blending elements of funk, soul and disco combined with sultry vocals.
Many of the dance industry’s top icons including Kaskade, Miguel Migs, Marques Wyatt, Halo, Julius Papp, Mark Grant and Chris Lum have collaborated with Jay-J at his Moulton Studios, one of the most respected production houses often credited with the creation of the “San Francisco Sound”. These sessions produced some of the biggest contemporary dance releases that also caught the attention of music professionals.
In 2003, Jay-J received a GRAMMY nomination for his re-mix of Jill Scott’s “He Loves Me”. He has also re-mixed the music of other notable artists including Joss Stone, Airpushers featuring Motown’s legendary Lamont Dozier, Alicia Keys, David Gray, Lil’ Kim, Koffee Brown and gospel great, Donnie McClurkin. In 2006, Jay-J performed live at the 2006 MTV Australia Video Music Awards, hosted by Ashlee Simpson, on both the Red Carpet and awards show to an estimated audience of 1.3 Billion people and still found time to produce and release over 14 re-mixes. Jay-J then released his latest compilation CD, Re:Souled | The Shifted Music Remix Collection and the Latrice album, Illuminate (Ultra), which he co-produced with Kaskade to wrap up the year. 2007 kicked off with the release of Jay-J & Friends Volumes 1-3, the complete collection of re-mastered tracks from his Moulton Studio Recordings and Multitracked catalogues as well as select classic productions spanning the past 15 years.
Music industry professionals and manufacturers adopted Jay-Js infectious music to showcase the hottest and newest advancements in technology. Jay-J’s “Make My Heart” featuring Latrice Barnett became the soundtrack for Digidesign’s Icon Integrated Console (2004). Apple and Digidesign’s collaboration, Motivated By Music, featured Jay-J’s music as the theme for their worldwide campaign and tour that included Brazil, Mexico, Italy and the U.S.. Sony Oxford featured Jay-J’s music as the master template to demonstrate the sonic versatility and power of their software plug-ins. Apple enlisted Jay-J to create two original compositions to use as demos for their Remix Jampack for GarageBand. Further, Jay-J’s syndicated radio shows, broadcast on XM Satellite Radio, Music Choice, Di.Fm, Energy 92.7 FM (San Francisco) and KBIG 104 FM “Thump Radio” (Los Angeles) as well as over 50 Internet radio stations, have been influencing worldwide tastemakers and dance music aficionados for the past several years.
As both a DJ and Producer, Jay-J has consistently generated quality like very few can. With over 120 productions released to date, his peers consider him one of the most influential, respected and prolific individuals in the industry. Fans can expect more innovative and unique productions from his new label, Shifted Music, and hear them “live”, as Jay-J continually tours the globe, sharing the music he’s been so passionate about for the last 15 years, and that has made him a dance music icon.
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