DJ, producer and enterprising label boss Jamie Trench has seen his vigorous blend of disco, house and deep underground jams — or how he would describe it, “Grooves to move ya” — rise to acclaim over a short, successful period of time. At the young age of 20, Jamie played his first show at the notorious Lightbox in London before becoming integrally involved in his local scene at the Loft Party in Milton Keynes.
“Growing up there had good and bad points, it’s a brand-new, purpose-built city really, so it does lack character sometimes,” Jamie tells DJ Mag. “For example, you know when you go to a really cool venue in, say, London that’s an abandoned fire station or whatever, Milton Keynes doesn’t have that yet, as all the fire stations are still fire stations.”
But it was this city — generated to house the post-war London overspill — which heavily influenced Trench to spend three summers on the island of Ibiza, getting to listen to and work with the world's best DJs at the world's best clubs, which in turn gave him the opportunity to bring his buoyant DJ performances to The Zoo Project and Ibiza’s No.1 club Space. “Three seasons in Ibiza had a really large part to play in me wanting to take DJing and production further,” he says. “Just being around clubs, music and people wanting to party for a solid six months definitely has an effect on you.”
Jamie’s popularity has seen him obtain foolproof releases through illustrious record labels such as VIVa Music, Music Is Love, Tsuba and his very own, straight up groove imprint — Roots for Bloom. “The A&R behind the label is pretty simple really, if it’s music that I immediately feel I want to play or I want other people to hear, then I will want to put it out,” Jamie tells us. “The releases are generally club music that I think will move people on the floor and make an impression.”
And make an impression the label certainly has, with tracks receiving extended support from some of the world's most renowned decksmiths in Detroit Swindle, Huxley, Apollonia and Loco Dice — and that’s just to name a few. 2015 looks set to be an incredibly bright year for the young talent, with many tours and releases all in the works for the remainder, including a follow-up EP for Tsuba. Keep your eye out for the name Jamie Trench!