Jamie takes pride in his productions sometimes spending months on a project before allowing it to see the cold light of day, many up and coming producers choose to set up small digital outputs for their own productions but Jamie opts to do things the hard way - spending time making sure each track is perfect before releasing on established, high quality and well respected labels. As a result his tracks are in demand with the worlds best DJs. His music has featured on Pete Tong's Essential Selection, The Essential Mix and various other shows on BBC Radio 1. The support list on his tracks reads like a who's who of dance music, He has signed original productions to Audio Therapy, Brique Rouge, CR2, Kill Brique, Lot49 etc.
and remixed Josh Wink, Thugfucker, Tom Pooks, Meat Katie & D. Ramirez to name but a few. His debut artist album "Mind Games" is testament to his hard work, snapped up by Darren Emerson for release on his acclaimed Underwater records, the album has already achieved unrivalled support from the worlds leading DJs alongside rave reviews from the dance music press. The story really began when "Arcadia" was snapped up by David Duriez's legendary Brique Rouge label after Nic Fanciulli & James Zabiela featured the track on the first mix they recorded together.
The follow up "Confusion" on sister label, Kill Brique was named as a Dance Floor destroyer by Slam & Justin Robertson in DJ magazine. Slam then named "Lunar" as one of their biggest tracks of the year while "H2O" was played by just about everyone. The biggest supporter was Sasha who requested an exclusive and caned the track at nearly every gig for the next six months. Carl Cox has also played a major part in supporting Jamie's music, He recently charted "Higher", named "H2O" as an anthem for his parties at Space, Ibiza and included "I Get Deep" on his latest mix CD.
Jamie has also found the time to remix one of the biggest tracks of 2007 - Meat Katie & D. Ramirez's "Stop The Revolution" where he featured alongside Dubfire and was included on a DJ Mag cover-mount CD by Darren Emerson, Other remixes include Darren Emerson's "Crash Jack" and The MYNC Projects "R U Sure" for CR2's 50th release. As a DJ, he has played all over the world in some of the most prestigious venues - from Centro in Jakarta, Indonesia to Gorod in Moscow, Russia. He has entertained crowds in almost every conceivable situation including a rave at a disused air raid shelter in Germany and performing on the Pioneer Stage at an Exhibition in Earls Court, London.
He has featured as a guest DJ on BBC Radio 1 and provided a cover-mount mix CD for I-DJ Magazine. "Don’t ask me to define my style" quips Jamie; I play everything from deep house to techno, I like to start off nice and slow and build a mood teasing effects and acapellas into the groove before picking up the pace. He has also played at every major club in London as well as major European spots such as the Triebhouse in Neuss, Germany. Jamie says "I try to use every bit of technology available when playing out, scratching, efx, acapellas and live loops fill my sets".
Jamie is also head of A & R at Variance Recordings and hosts a monthly show on Proton radio. As head of A&R he has already helped the label to numerous Radio 1 plays and support from some of the worlds biggest DJ's including Pete Tong, Sasha, Carl Cox etc.. introducing the label to the talents of Audio Soul Project, Tom Pooks, Perc etc.. So what’s in store for the next few months? The remixes for Jamie's debut artist album "Mind Games" will be released this spring on Underwater Records.
Look out for compilations from Carl Cox, Darren Emerson & Joey Beltram featuring Jamie's music. Jamie is currently busy in the studio working on new material and with a packed tour diary and guest slots at some of the worlds best clubs, Jamie McHugh is unlikely to remain dance music's best kept secret for very long! For DJ Bookings Email: nikk@CodaAgency.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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