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 Jstar does official remixes (over 60 productions for Madness, DJ Vadim, The Black Seeds, Ari Up, Mark Ronson & more ); and DJs globally from Mexico to Manchester, Denmark to Delhi.

Currently a compilation, ‘Licensed Plates’, and original album are under production for 2013. Get in Contact Here or at Facebook / Soundcloud /Twitter – (icons at the top of this page)

JSTAR FREE DOWNLOAD & other news

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July 2014 – all you subscribers have an email with a secret Soundcloud link to Jstar Mashup / Remix / Edit / DJ tool!

- the picture might give it away…

I've just finished remixes for Yes King, Fashion Records & Nice UP, Brother Culture & Aswad, Vibration Lab featuring Linval Thompson and Illbilly Itec! all while changing nappies…

If that wasn't enough, Don reggae producer Manasseh has just helped me mixed down the first of 5 seven inch releases, which will be accompanied by some amazing digital remixes – watch out for free promo downloads in the coming months. We have some great and unusual vocalists performing on the tracks…

Plus there will be some recipes up soon for the food lovers out there…

Upcoming gigs this summer

3rd August 2014 Space, Ibiza (Spain) – After Dark

8th August 2014 Moondoo, Hamburg (Germany)

9th August 2014 Hanfparade, Berlin (Germany)

10th August 2014 Arenes de Soustons, Soustons (France)

16th August 2014 Le Mas des Escaravatiers, Puget sur Argens (France)

22nd August 2014 Bud Café, Longeville (France)

23rd August 2014 Couvrefeu Festival, Corsept (France)

6th September 2014 Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight (UK)

Radio Gaga

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This month -  2 radio shows – while I get on with producing some tracks for the next Jstar releases. Plenty of new and decent tracks here that got my ears heatin up one from when the SOUL PARTIZAN crew came and stayed at Hotel #Jstar in Berlin last year, and the other from DJ…

Thank you for Half a Million Soundcloud Plays

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Yes people , thank you for half a million and more plays at Soundcloud. Yup its just me, no office helpers, interns, with just you out there helping spread the music. Collaborations are brewing for the next year, with more than half a dozen brand new tracks in development, trombones in my inbox, and fresh…

Jstar – Licensed Plates album release – Pre Order NOW!

Jstar – Licensed Plates

Artist:     Jstar
Title:       Licensed Plates
Cat.No:   JS021LP / JS021CD
Formats: 2LP Vinyl, CD, Downloads
Release:  Feb. 25th 2013

Celebrating 10 years of West London's Jstar Records 12 bass heavy Jstar remixes & versions come together in a compilation of blissful reggae bass lines, horns and echo: Jstar – Licensed Plates on limited vinyl, CD and as downloads.

Reggae re-workings of Madness, DJ Vadim and Austrian popsters Mr Dero & Farina Miss rub shoulders with chasms of psychedelic dub such as The Unlimiters’ Loophole and Resonators’ Sweet Love Affair (Inna Chicken Head Dub). New Zealand artists Dub Terminator and The Black Seeds get the signature Jstar treatment with deep melodic bass lines and spacious stellar sonics. Jstar’s version of The Empty Heads’ Ya Ya, Das Mic, a Jstar collaboration with Uwe Kaa and Jstar’s own brand new Fish Finger Tentacle Dub are all previously unreleased.

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY AT JSTAR  BANDCAMP SITE

LAUNCH PARTY on FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2013 at THE BIG CHILL BAR, LONDON

Producer & DJ Jstar is best known for his infamous reggae/hip hop nuggets on limited 7” vinyl, as well as for his remixes of Madness, DJ Vadim, The Black Seeds, Ari Up, Mark Ronson, Dreadsquad and Tenor Fly amongst others. Over 60 productions that made it into record boxes of DJs worldwide such as Norman Jay, David Rodigan, Grandmaster Flash, John Peel, Benji B and Diplo and regularly reached the Top Ten on Juno and Beatport. An original Jstar album is under production for late 2013.

Jstar goes from strength to strength djing across the planet from Mexico to Manchester, Denmark to Delhi, Weimar to Wellington. 2013 will be no different, touring at festivals Northern Bass and Rhythm & Alps, New Zealand in December and January 2013, returning to Europe for the summer, then India.
Jstar – Licensed Plates JS021LP will be available as a limited 500 units pressing collectable double gatefold LP, lovingly mastered from tape for vinyl appreciators, with a hand designed collage cover by Jstar, guest star interior design by French artist/ pro snowboarder Hugo De Vismes, stickers and download codes for exclusive bonus tracks.

Press Quotes

“Jstar is an original don. Early Dj that helped inspire the Major Lazer crew! Bad man!”      Diplo
“12 smoky remixes from Dj/Remixer and all-round good egg, always good to have a J-Star moment … like it.”      Daddy G (Massive Attack)
“A multitude of artists getting the Jstar touch works for me everytime!’       DJ Andy Smith
“J-  hope I'm not to late! … been laid up with the flu bredrin'! No matter what the people say these tunes lead the way! “   Don Letts (DJ /BBC 6 Music)
“Jstar’s 7 inches are like a get-out-off-jail-free card.”   DJ Kava

•    Vinyl release as a strictly limited 500 unit pressing in double gatefold with stickers
•    Free mp3 download coupons for exclusive bonus tracks included with 2 x 12”
•    Selection of the Jstar’s 12 most favourite remixes out of more than 60 Jstar remixes
•    Re-mastered from tape for vinyl lovers
•    Cover artwork hand designed collage by Jstar
•    Inside design collage by French artist/ pro snowboarder Hugo De Vismes

Tracklisting

a1 DJ Vadim  -Watch That Sound (Jstar Fat Drop Mix)
a2 Madness Forever Young (Late Nite Taxi Mix)
a3 Dub Terminator feat. Ras Stone  Bad Mind (Jstar Remix)
b1 The Unlimiters  – Loophole (Jstar Remix)
b2 The Empty Heads feat. MC Sirreal  -Ya Ya (Jstar Remix)
b3 Jstar – Fish Finger Tentacle Dub
c1 Capitol 1212 feat. Tenor Fly  – Don Man Sound (Jstar Remix)
c2 Ursula 1000 feat. Sista Widey  – Step Back (Jstar Remix)
c3 Resonators – Sweet Love Affair (Inna Chicken Head Dub)
d1 Mr Dero & Jstar feat. Farina MissTen Feet Tall (Jstar Remix)
d2 The Black Seeds    One Step at a Time (Jstar Remix)
d3 Uwe Kaa vs. Jstar – Das Mic (Frankminister Dub)
bonus digital track for vinyl buyers – Magic Fly – Play that funky music (on your Russian drum machine)

Grab the Jstar EPK:

http://bit.ly/jstaralbum