Biography

Jstar is the in-demand genre-switching DJ, playing bass flavoured shakers from DnB to Dancehall, Moombahton to Dubstep, Reggae , 60's RnB and whatever else u can think of.

Jstar hails from West London and in 2003, started an underground label delivering DJ tools and “get out of jail card remixes“ (DJ Kava) in the form of reggae remixes on 7” vinyl. Such classics as ‘No Diggity’ (5 –star rating in Mixmag), ‘DWYCK’ Wooh-Ha’ had the Jstar remix treatment and he went on to officially remix DJ Vadim, Madness, Ari Up (Slits), Mark Ronson (early Amy Winehouse reggae versions were discussed!), The Black Seeds, The Resonators, and heaps more…

His releases were picked up top DJs like Sir Norman Jay, Francois K, David Rodigan, Grandmaster Flash, John Peel, Benji B, Oneman, Diplo, Mr Benn and Shepdog.

“Jstar is an original don… Early dj that helped inspire the Major Lazer crew! Bad man!” DIPLO

Airplay came from UK’s Radio 1 DJs Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Don Letts, Robbo Ranx, Trevor Nelson (even daytime!), XFM, Kiss100, Red Bull Music Academy, FM4 (Austria), Radio Nova (France) Radio Eins (Germany) and many US independent stations.

For the first few years, there was no contact details and not even Jstar knew who he was.

…“escapee from a major record label’ and ‘mystery producer’ were all correct.. (previously at Warner Music working with Koot and Soul Hooligan); then someone released a pre-Movember picture of a guy with a moustache looking like a cross between a porn star and a terrorist; Jstar had no choice but to grow a Mo ..for ever!

Soon he was known for deep digging selections at DJ shows (often with MC Honey Brown), reggae influenced, from dancehall to dubstep (“hard to play in Europe in 2005! ”Jstar ), DnB, Jungle, Roots, Dub, Ska, Soul, Hiphop ;  all sorts in-between and upside down, representing his musical upbringing…

“I love to play a classic deep dub set as much as a trip into new bass music” Jstar

Also appearing with other MC’s Brother Culture, MC Ishu, Mystro they hit festivals and clubs all over the world consistently for the last 10 years… Glastonbury (UK), The Big Chill (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK), Womad (UK), Gurtenfestival (CH), Fusion Festival (D), Splore (NZ), Rift Valley (Kenya) NH7 Weekender (Delhi, India), RAW (DK).

Residencies in London included Rootikal at East Village with David Rodigan and Earl Gateshead, the Big Chill Bar (Jstar & Friends), Market Place (Jamdown), The Big Chill House (Hot Wuk with Heatwave). Jstar has played with diverse acts such as Nicky Blackmarket, Diplo, Dead Prez, Shapeshifter, Dreadzone, Netsky, Busy P, Andy Smith, Prince Fatty, A-Skillz, Maceo (DeLaSoul), Sly & Robbie

Jstar Discography

Jstar Releases

JS001 7" Blushanti / Simons Glu
JS002 7" No Diggity / Diwalilove
JS003 7" Brandytrack/ Brat&Beres
JS004 7" Musictime / Xrated
JS005 12" Thugfever / Woohstar
JS006 7" Tooting Gangsta / This Is How We Jstar It
JS007 12" Most Wanted Vol.1 ( No Diggity / Blushanti / Musictime / (Still) Passin Me By)
JS008 7" Unbreak My Dub / Snoopnseeed
JS009 7" Snoopn Foxy / Sbiggerdan
JS010 12" Most Wanted Vol.2 (Tooting Gangsta / Unbreak My Dub / Unbreak My Dub / Laura 1000)
JS011 7"  Fall in Dub
JS012 12" Fall in Dub (again) / Step1 (Soul Hooligan) / Temptation (DJ Vadim)
JS013 7" I'm Dubbing Out
JS014 12" Most wanted Vol 2 1/2 (Kingston Lighters / Sbiggerdan / Shimmy the light)
JS015 7" Hotslengdubplate / Tempobyebye
JS016 7" Sugar Screen / Heard it dub
JS017 12" Extra Playa EP (Dancehall Kings / Weed Anthem / One Life instr.)
JS018 7" Regulate Rock
JS019 7”  / JS002 Regulate Rock Dub
JS020 7” Taxi Damaja / One Life, One Hope

JS021 2 x 12" Licensed Plates (double album)
JS021CD   Licensed Plates (album)
Money Bomb – limited xmas digital download only
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Jstar's quick rub) – digital download only
JS019b Unbreak My Dubstep – refix 2011 – digital download only
 
LH001 CD Cut Ups, Muck Ups and Bruck ups Vol 1 (Large Hole Records)
LH002 CD Cut Ups, Muck Ups and Bruck ups Vol  2 (Large Hole Records)
Jstar & Dr Cat present ; Dub Zealand (Various) (Green Queen music)

Official Remixes:

Lovechild (Hiphop Remix)RinkyDink Records 12"
Freaky BeansPearly King Skank21st Century Ska CD/LP
DJ Vadim/One SelfParanoid (Ninjatune)
DJ Vadim/One SelfTemptation (Ninjatune)
DJ Vadim/One SelfCupid (Ninjatune)
Ms DynamiteNever Fall In Love Again (Polydor)
Mic AssassinMy Biro (Scenario)
Infinite LivezIntchaa (Scenario)
Anna DavidFuck Dig (Danish pop)


Teedra MosesBe Your Girl (TVT)
OK MA'Sister' (r2records)
Data MC'sLife Is…
SwayProducts
Black Grass – Don’t Leave Me This Way
(catskills)


Lord Large – bonus ‘hidden’ track on album (Acid Jazz)
Emptyheads ft DYNAMITE MC – Shake (Surface 2 Air)
Mr BennTrubble (Leisure)
Ursula 1000Step Back feat Sista Widey (Eighteenth Street Lounge Music)
Mark RonsonTropical Moonlight
Asian Grub Foundation Theme tune
We'll Never Lose feat Luciano
Dubplate Special for HammaSound (NL)
Ari UpIsland Girl (dub) (Echo Beach)
Leon Jean MarieBed of Nails (Island Records)
My Toys Like MeAll over my Face (Dumb Angel)
The Magic FlyRussian Drum Machine (Bastard Jazz records NYC)
Bobby KraySilly Games (V2)


DJ Vadim – Watch the Sound (BBE Records)
Emptyheads – YaYa (Surface to Air records)
Sonny JI'm so Heavy (EMI)
Sonny JHands Free (EMI)
MC NavigatorOne Life (Feel Good Productions)
Uwe KaaDas Mic (Irie Vibrations Records, Germany)
Kid KanevilF.I.R.E (BBE)
DJ VadimSoldier (fever mashup)
DJ VadimLyrical Soldier (BBE)


Mr Dero feat Farina Miss – No Time To Waste (Tiefparterre)
MadnessForever Young (LATE NITE TAXI MIX) (Lucky Seven records)
MadnessForever Young (MR WALLACE DUB) (Lucky Seven records)
Sola RosaThese Words, These Sounds, These Powers (Jstars concrete breakout mix)
The Black SeedsCome to Jstar (feat MC Ishu) (Best Seven Records – from Solid Ground Remixed EP)
The Black SeedsOne Step at a Time (Jstar 12bit drum vocal mix) (Best Seven Records – from Solid Ground Remixed EP)
Capitol 1212 feat Tenor flyBad Man Sound  (1212 Records)


DJ Vadim’s The ElectricToot Toot (Jstar's Monster KrunkStep mix) (Organically Grown Sounds)
Dedy Dread & Mr BirdLove On Fire (exec producer / Lisboa Records) DDD001
Dedy DreadMIA's Big Stuff (exec producer / Lisboa Records) DDD002
The Resonators – Sweet Dub Affair (Innachickenhead mix) (Wah Wah 45’s)
Citizen SoundWaDoDem (J's hospitalized mix) (Irie Ites Records)
The UnlimitersLoophole (High Score)
Ten Feet TallMr Dero & Jstar (Tiefparterre)
Dreadsquad ft Natalie StormBeat That Chest (Dreadsquad)
Daddy Freddy & Ragga TwinsInformation Critic (Samurai Blades mix) (Nice Up)
Dirty DubstersOh No (Never Leave the bassline mix)
Scarlet & VivaFeeling So Low (Lucky Seven)
Scarlet & VivaGood Old Days (Lucky Seven)
Jstar & Dr Cat (Dub Zealand Album)Blessting (Green Queen Music)


Blend MishkinStraight to The Top ft Cookie Tha Herbalist (Jstar Babylon to Space Remix)
JstarFish Finger Tentacle Dub
Mr BennRising Star (lootin n burnin mix) feat Serocee
(Nice Up!)
Max Powas ft Horace AndyDo You Love? (Powa Cuts)
Dub Terminator ft Ras StoneBad Mind (Green Queen Music) 
Corduroy KidToo Late Virginia
Karthala 72
Bantoue (Jstar Kandaha Road Dub)
Linval ThompsonIn a Zion (Vibration Lab Records)
Dub PistolsGunshot (Sunday Best)
Major Lazer Jah No Partial (Mad Decent)
Patea Maori ClubPoi E in the Trap
Mahala Rai Banda – Balkan Reggae  (Asphalt Tango Records)
Max Rub a Dub ft Di Govannah – Coulda Believe  (Max Rub a Dub)
Rhythm Riders ft Aswad, Renegade Soundwave & Brother Culture – Give Me A Sign (Sub Slayers)
Bunny General – Mek Them Rock  (Nice Up / Fashion)
Yes King – Devil Inside (BBE)