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Jaydan

Jaydan

Jaydan


Jaydan Aka Jamie Cope hails from Leicester and has been into drum & bass ever since discovering it through his older brothers love of the music. From his early teens he was listening to rave music through his brother and in his friends bedrooms and started attending various under 18s raves around Leicester. As the music started to evolve into the jungle/drum & bass sound he became hooked and at the age of 16 attended his first big rave namely Dance Planet at the Sanctuary in Milton Keynes. Read more on Last.fm
Jaydan Aka Jamie Cope hails from Leicester and has been into drum & bass ever since discovering it through his older brothers love of the music. From his early teens he was listening to rave music through his brother and in his friends bedrooms and started attending various under 18s raves around Leicester. As the music started to evolve into the jungle/drum & bass sound he became hooked and at the age of 16 attended his first big rave namely Dance Planet at the Sanctuary in Milton Keynes. He continued to attend nights around the Uk such as Helter Skelter, pandemonium and Total Kaos and seeing djs like LTJ Bukem ,Fabio and Jumping Jack Frost to name a few he knew that he wanted to be a dj. It was then that he met a group of likeminded people through another friend he had made recently, another local Dj by the name of Dj Detro (Marc).

It was one of the new group of friends Dj Skitzo (Justin) who set Jaydan on his way by teaching him how to mix. A couple of years later an opportunity came up for Jaydan to play at a Formation Records night back to back with Dj Detro at the Underground in Leicester. It was a nerve racking experience as they were performing with the likes of Darren J, SS, Dj Ron, L Double General Levy and Warren G. It went really well though and it was a first taste of playing to a big crowd and they both knew they wanted more. Over the next couple of years and having dabbled in happy hardcore under the alias Dj Insane, Jaydan knew that it was Drum & bass that was he truly enjoyed playing but the scene had gone a little too techy for him so needing to satisfy his craving for Amen Breaks he turned his attention to the LTJ Bukem / Logical Progression movement.

Having enjoyed attending, listening and playing the intelligent style of drum & Bass it was a natural progression into the now emerging liquid side of things. It was at this point that he and Dj Detro decided that as they had played back 2 back many times in the past and had become good friends they may have more success if they joined up under 1 name enabling twice the networking ability. Jaydans Brother Tony then suggested the name Disfunktion and they agreed that was the name they would use for the venture. As the djing and bookings continued to grow along with the night Genetic they had set up with another good friend Sam, Jaydan started to attend studio sessions with his brother and really liked the creativity behind writing and Producing Drum & Bass. Feeling a natural urge to unleash the ideas he had in his head he knew that this was also something he passionatly wanted to persue but was struggling to build himself a studio due to everything being hardware based and very expensive. It was shortly after this when he met Dj Zen of Formation Records after his move to Leicester and with guidance started to buy and build his own software based Studio funded by driving Twisted Individual to some of his many gigs.

This is where he would spend all of his spare time. Due to the fast accelerating jump up scene and spending more time around Twisted & Zen he was hearing tracks that blew him away and seeing what this energetic music was doing to the dancefloors he knew this was the flava he was gonna work towards. The following Year he met up with Generation dub when they moved to Leicester and seeing Potential they signed him to propaganda Recordings their own imprint. From That point on he needed to have a solo artist name and having been called Jaydan previous to Disfunktion he decided to roll with it and due to all The hard work he and Marc had put in it was decided that Marc would continue To be known as Disfunktion. Jaydan has been producing now for just over 5 yrs and is happy to have had a steady stream of releases, he has received support and excellent press comments from many of the scenes leading players including the whole Full Cycle camp, Dj Marky, Hype, Goldie & Total Science to name a few.

More recently Jaydan has been receiving attention from the godfather of Drum & Bass Dj Grooverider who is supporting his music on BBC Radio 1 aswell as on worldwide dancefloors. Jaydan comes from a very musical family and has influences that lie deep in ska and 80s electronic music. He describes his Drum & Bass influences as Full Cycle & G Dub although he has started to show some Diversity and is releasing some more mellow tracks in the near future with His first track The Secret having received airplay on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Jaydan has been Djing now for 14 years and describes his style as straight up party tunes although he plays all angles of d&b. Along with regular appearances at nights all over the Uk, he has also gained various residencies around the midlands at nights such as Genetic (Leicester), Strictly DnB (Northampton), Frequency (Northampton), Focus (Nottingham), Rotation (Leicester) & Break-fast (Brighton). After a busy 2006 with highlights including co-hosting the M1X Show on BBC's 1Xtra and releasing collaborations on the mighty Ganja Records, it seems that 2007 is set to be an even bigger year for Jaydan. Already he has had a feature written on him in the Metro Newspaper, performed in Amsterdam, Belgium & Poland, Started his own Label "Smokin Riddims", Signed to Urban Agency and is due to appear in a feature in Knowledge Magazine.

With an increasingly busying Dj schedule now including worldwide appearances and an ever increasing portfolio the future for Jaydan Is looking very bright. 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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