Jstar has been lauded for his back catalogue of over 100 dancefloor gold, official and unofficial, reggae and hip-hop remixes for the likes of Blackstreet, Gang Starr, Busta Rhymes, Major Lazer, Madness, DJ Vadim, Tack>Head, Mark Ronson, The Black Seeds and others.
“Jstar is an original don… Early dj that helped inspire the Major Lazer crew! Bad man!” DIPLO
Growing up in West London surrounded by reggae, rave, funk and hiphop, Jstar soon started DJing. This led writing and producing music that has been widely acclaimed by the likes of Mixmag, David Rodigan, Norman Jay, John Peel, Grandmaster Flash and The Clash’s DJ, Don Letts.
Jstar’s productions are constantly pushing boundaries, illustrated in albums such as ‘Licensed Plates’, ‘Stand To Order’ and ‘Dub To Order.
“I love to play a killer reggae sets with amazing MC’s but whether it’s a party or club, sometimes I’ll spin everything from tropical disco to funk, dancehall or drum & bass -especially if it all owes its debt to sound system business” Jstar
Jstar often features as tour DJ/Performer with international vocalist Soom T (also performing his album live as support for Soom T’s band)- and has performed solo many times at festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), EXIT (Serbia), Womad (UK), Fusion (DE), Electric Castle (Romania), Splore (NZ) Symbiosis (USA), Island Vibe (AUS), The Big Chill, Big Love, Kelburn Garden Party (SC). He has played shows in almost every country in Europe as well as India, China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Mexico, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and been a guest at Ibiza’s legendary Space club 4 times.
“My highlight of the last few years was performing at Exit Festival to 10000 people with Dynamite MC after The Prodigy. I’m honoured to have been on line ups with, Diplo, Dead Prez, Shapeshifter, Dreadzone, Netsky, Andy Smith, Prince Fatty, A-Skillz, Maceo (DeLaSoul), Sly & Robbie, Cypress Hill, Morcheeba, Shy FX, Nicky Blackmarket.
Past London DJ residencies include Rootikal (London) with David Rodigan & Earl Gateshead, The Big Chill Bar,, Jet Set (Subterranea). Also London clubs such as The End, Plastic People & Heavenly Social.
“… always good to have a J-Star moment … like it.” Daddy G (Massive Attack)
“the Jstar touch works for me everytime!’ DJ Andy Smith