Jstar; crowd-rocking genre-switching DJ & producer

Jstar escaped a major record label and made classic reggae  /hip hop nuggets on limited 7” vinyl (No Diggity, Tooting Gangsta, ‘Wooh-star’) They made it into record boxes of worldwide DJs  Norman Jay, David Rodigan, Grandmaster Flash, John Peel, Benji B, Diplo.

Nowadays bass culture junky Jstar does official remixes (over 60 productions for Madness, DJ Vadim, The Black Seeds, Ari Up, Mark Ronson, Major Lazer & more ); and DJs globally from Mexico to Manchester, Denmark to Delhi. Currently tours with MC Soom T, as well as with Spikey Tee and MC Honey Brown.

“Jstar is an original don. Early DJ that helped inspire the Major Lazer crew! Bad man!” Diplo
“always good to have a J-Star moment … like it.” Daddy G (Massive Attack)

A double vinyl gatefold compilation ‘Licensed Plates’ was released in 2013, and a new album is under production with releases in 2015. Get in Contact Here or at Facebook / Soundcloud /Twitter

TACK>>HEAD / Jstar official remixes

So I’ve been asked to do something a little different and remix some Tack>>Head tracks for Echo-Beach Records.

Tack>>head were a band active from 1987 – mid 1990’s consisting of Doug Wimbish (bass), Keith Leblanc (percussion) and Skip McDonald (guitar – aka Little Axe) ; they all played on lots of pioneering Sugarhill Records amongst other projects) and producer (sometimes credited as “mixologist”) Adrian Sherwood (Dub Syndicate mix astronaut) ( thanks Wikipedia)

At around the time of their original activity I was listening to alot of dub and emerging rave music, before drum and bass became fully formed . So I’ve gone back to that era with this first remix, a cover Tack>>head did of Bob Marley’s WAR, which is a speech of Emperor Haile  Selassie made at the UN conference in 1963 calling for World Peace

The second epic Tack>>head remix will be revealed in following months…

Hear The Sound / Jstar

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Here is a surprise summer remix album before the big Jstar album drop later this year! Rocking ragga hip-hop from Dub Pistols & Max RubaDub, DnB f& Drumstep remixes featuring Horace Andy, a fat unreleased Mr Williamz remix, psychotropical north african dub from Karthala 72, heavyweight subsonic bass remixes for Mr Benn featuring Serocee and…

FREE DOWNLOAD; Chainska Brassika ft Tippa Irie (JSTAR Remix)

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Already supported by the likes of DJ David Rodigan MBE, this jumpy little remix with a nod to UK garage from Jstar is likely to be hitting the festival tents this summer As a little bonus, Chainska Brassika are giving it away for a week, alongside an awesome reggae remix of “Knowledge is King’ from…