James_Kay

I started DJ'ing in 1999, inspired by DiY Soundsystem from Nottingham. Deep and tech house has changed my life. Playing to people around the world, bringing new music to those that would otherwise never hear it, being the one that provides a party to remember to 100, 200, 600 or a thousand people at once is always a pleasure and a privilege.

I play 'Midlands Deep House, the old school version. The kind that was exported to San Francisco in the 90's and became Wet Coast Deep House - or 'Jackin' House. And I play some of the new garage-like stuff too. Both are chunky and bouncy and funky - just as house should be. I love the grooves of Detroit Techno - the rawness of it. I love Tech House too - as long as it's bouncy and not too much like EDM/Trance (as much of it is these days). Sometimes I play Disco re-edits - there are few things groovier. I'll play pretty much any track that has a Rhodes in it with a 909.

I've been lucky along the way. I've met some lifelong friends and got to meet and sometimes play with some really cool people. Detroit legend Juan Atkins. DJ Romain. Hacienda legends Dave Haslam and John Da Silva. Jack, Harry, Simon, Digs & Woosh from DiY. The Inland Knights. South Africa's Ryan Dent, Mickey Pereira, PMT and Rob White. Manchester's Garth Be, John Kraus, Trus'me, Nick Sinna, Marcus Intalex, David Rodriguez and the Electrosluts DJs. Linkwood from Scotland, Eduardo Rossell from Mexico. Sweden's lovely Axel Boman and Aussie Tyson Ballard are among the excellent dudes who've joined in a long the way.

I've played all over the UK, from top to bottom. Boat parties in London, dingy bunkers in Manchester, squats in Nottingham. A few clubs along the way too. Clifftop ones in Portugal. Gaudi decorated ones in Spain. Beach bars on the Yucatan, afterparties in Acapulco. And there's a special place in my heart for the clubs of Mexico City. I'll play there for free any time.

So I've played almost all locations I could wish for, to up to a few thousand people at a time. I've met my heroes and played with or for them. I've laughed, cried, slept, eat and bled this music for over 16 years now - so now it's just for fun and for you. Thanks for reading, thanks for listening - hope you enjoy. J

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I started DJ'ing in 1999, inspired by DiY Soundsystem from Nottingham. Deep and tech house has changed my life. Playing to people around the world, bringing new music to those that would otherwise never hear it, being the one that provides a party to remember to 100, 200, 600 or a thousand people at once is always a pleasure and a privilege.

I play 'Midlands Deep House, the old school version. The kind that was exported to San Francisco in the 90's and became Wet Coast Deep House - or 'Jackin' House. And I play some of the new garage-like stuff too. Both are chunky and bouncy and funky - just as house should be. I love the grooves of Detroit Techno - the rawness of it. I love Tech House too - as long as it's bouncy and not too much like EDM/Trance (as much of it is these days). Sometimes I play Disco re-edits - there are few things groovier. I'll play pretty much any track that has a Rhodes in it with a 909.

I've been lucky along the way. I've met some lifelong friends and got to meet and sometimes play with some really cool people. Detroit legend Juan Atkins. DJ Romain. Hacienda legends Dave Haslam and John Da Silva. Jack, Harry, Simon, Digs & Woosh from DiY. The Inland Knights. South Africa's Ryan Dent, Mickey Pereira, PMT and Rob White. Manchester's Garth Be, John Kraus, Trus'me, Nick Sinna, Marcus Intalex, David Rodriguez and the Electrosluts DJs. Linkwood from Scotland, Eduardo Rossell from Mexico. Sweden's lovely Axel Boman and Aussie Tyson Ballard are among the excellent dudes who've joined in a long the way.

I've played all over the UK, from top to bottom. Boat parties in London, dingy bunkers in Manchester, squats in Nottingham. A few clubs along the way too. Clifftop ones in Portugal. Gaudi decorated ones in Spain. Beach bars on the Yucatan, afterparties in Acapulco. And there's a special place in my heart for the clubs of Mexico City. I'll play there for free any time.

So I've played almost all locations I could wish for, to up to a few thousand people at a time. I've met my heroes and played with or for them. I've laughed, cried, slept, eat and bled this music for over 16 years now - so now it's just for fun and for you. Thanks for reading, thanks for listening - hope you enjoy. J