Submitted by Becca Antoon on Tue, 2020-10-20 23:08
“Groovy, quirky house and techno, sometimes deep, sometimes peak.”
Best known for:
“Paradise events, Hot Creations label.”
Tune of the year:
“Tame Impala ‘Borderline (Blood Orange remix)’.”
Jamie Jones is a modern-day example of a powerhouse in the music industry; as well as his own productions on a multitude of dance labels, he co-founded the globally successful label Hot Creations and launched the conceptual party Paradise, hosting events the world over including an eight-year residency at DC-10 in Ibiza.
A highly respected DJ/producer that pioneered a new genre of house music, Jamie has a dedicated fanbase, hard-working ethos, and a solid team behind him that's been there since the beginning; with such a striking presence in the house and techno scene for the last decade, his entry into the Top 100 DJs poll is long overdue. Next year the Paradise Ibiza residency will launch in Amnesia for the first time, with a new theme — ‘An Age Of Love’. The terrace is a dancefloor that holds many nostalgic memories for Jamie, and we’re sure there will be many more moments to come following his legacy at DC-10.
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Mediation, exercise, writing music.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“That it’s more vulnerable than we think. After thriving through a few recessions, there is something that can stop it in its tracks, but we have to fight to keep it alive no matter what.”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“Just zero tolerance, no matter who it is and no matter how casual, minor or jokey it may seem. We have to learn to erase the stereotypes and preconceptions that are so ingrained in us all. We have to break the cycles.”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
"Last year at Paradise in DC-10 Ibiza we worked with the Savage Crew performers as we wanted to bring a more LGBTQ element into the club, which we felt was lacking. It worked really well and we plan on continuing to have performers from this amazing side of the scene as much as we can when we move to Amnesia. Musically, we book people we believe in and have always had a healthy mix of artists from all backgrounds, race, gender and sexual preference on board.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“Hmm, for vocal records I think Joe Smooth ‘Promised Land’ and Kings Of Tomorrow ‘Finally’. Both remind me of my early Ibiza days and will forever hold a special place in my heart.”