His highly developed deep jacking technique, developed in the fires of Chicago’s heated DJ scene, has opened the doors to many residencies at top venues across North America including Shelter (Chicago), Crobar (Chicago), Red Dog (Chicago), Common Thread @ Sonar (Vancouver), 360 (Los Angeles), Sorted @ Smart Bar (Chicago), Material @ Rednofive (Chicago), and, most recently, Hush/Underbar (Toronto). J-Dub has established a reputation as a versatile showstopper with an infectious energy and verve that inspires and invigorates long after his sets are over. In 2000, he toured North America with house legend Mark Farina on his San Francisco Sessions tour. This led to his becoming a frequent guest at the top house venues across North America and Europe over the years including Industry (Toronto), Crobar (Miami), The End (London), Folies Pigalle (Paris), Transit (Philadelphia), and Melodic (Los Angeles).
He’s also played shows with some of the top talents in the industry including Moby, Fat Boy Slim, Derrick Carter, Josh Wink, King Britt, Francois Kevorkian, and Derrick May to name a few. It was at Industry that he became a key figure in the Canadian house scene, with his performances at DJ Sneak’s Solid monthly. Since those days in the late 90s, J-Dub has toured Canada from coast to coast and become a regular at Sneak Beats events in Chicago, Miami, London, and Toronto. Trained as a filmmaker and in the theatre, J-Dub mixes genres, eras, and new school/old school methods without diluting the essence of his style. As the lead vocalist of Greenskeepers, J-Dub has dived headfirst into an entirely new arena to showcase his writing and performance talents.
His first release, “On The Line”, featured remixes from house production luminaries Kaskade, J.T. Donaldson, Mark Farina, and Pete Moss. Relocating to London in 2005, he began to hone his writing and branch out into other genres outside of house. He also became one of Ministry of Sound’s US resident DJ’s as well as a regular with the Artizan Music crew.
Returning stateside in late 2007, the releases started to flow with “Buffalo Girl” originally on Drop Music and later remixed by Derrick Carter and DJ Sneak. “You Know What To Do” quickly followed also receiving the remix treatment from D.C. Rockstar Games commissioned the Greenskeepers to write a song to help launch the latest installment of the global phenomenon known as Grand Theft Auto. GTA IV blasted onto shelves in April of 2008 heralded by a non-stop media blitz accompanied by “Vagabond” a Greenskeepers featuring J-Dub dance rock monster.
During the summer of 2008, J-Dub joined James Curd and L.A. indie rock/electro superstar DJ Chris Holmes in forming Science & Industry, a new dance rock band committed to making fun party rocking jams with wit and a wink. Their debut EP will be dropping on Liar Liar Records this summer. Also coming is the fourth collaboration between James Curd and J-Dub, “We Just Won’t Stop” on DFA Records engineered by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.
Later in the year, J-Dub will be featured on Justin Long’s debut solo release “Strange” on Dot Bleep Recordings. With live tour dates, DJ sets, and production releases on a wide range of labels, 2009 is shaping up to be the strongest ever for the multi-dimensional J-Dub from Chicago. Visit http://www.myspace/jdubfromchicago for more information on J-Dub There is a another J-Dub hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. J-Dub of Pittsburgh is CEO of Vocal Publishing, a highly opinionated editorial journalist, writer, and relationship adviser. He podcasts his show "I Know Everything" from Podomatic.com.
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