Common Ground and Monarch present
Jimpster (Freerange / UK)
Leonard, Dino Velvet, Greg Yuen, Joey Alaniz
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Jamie Odell aka Jimpster and Audiomontage has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20 years and co-running his Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007) for the last 15 of those. His musical upbringing and early introduction to production (his first release was on influential UK label Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ in 1990 alongside labelmates Future Sound Of London) and DJing have helped him forge a sound that is both warm and deep as well as being innovative and club friendly.
His seminal Jimpster LP Messages From The Hub (1997), as well as his early dancefloor orientated Audiomontage 12”s really helped establish Jamie as an artist of some merit and he quickly became in regular demand as a remixer (over 85 at the last count!) and co-producer on a wide range of underground projects. His third Jimpster LP Amour was released 5 years ago on Freerange to excellent critical acclaim and appeared in numerous published Top 20 LP's of the year charts. In more recent years he has released his first original track for another label, choosing Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly for Square Up which went on to become a big underground house track of the year.
His most recent single releases for Freerange include These Times, Change In You and Alsace & Lorraine, another deep house anthem and classic in the making, which received support from many of the best house DJ’s out there, and went on to be remixed by Josh Wink and Ripperton to serious effect. Recent artists to get the Jimpster midas touch in the form of a remix include Josh Wink, Photon Inc, Osunlade, Bob Marley, Joris Voorn, Seal, Marc Romboy, Solomun and Kollektiv Turmstrasse.
Over the past 6 or 7 years Jamie has built up a reputation as a highly regarded DJ in the UK and around the world, having played over 100 gigs last year alone. With an emphasis on the deeper end of electronic house, but not afraid to stray from the path, he retains an old school approach that has seen him booked for gigs as diverse as Fabric (London), Panarama Bar and Watergate (Berlin), Cielo (NYC), Warehouse 702 (Tokyo), Zoo Project (Ibiza), D-Edge (Sao Paulo), GOA @ Fabrik (Madrid). This year he won the coveted Danish Deejay Award for Best international DJ set at afterhours club Dunkel as well as winning the Beatport Deep House Producer and Best Deep House Remix of the year in 2010.
Jamie is currently working on his fifth studio LP for Freerange scheduled for release later this year.
His older brother was a mobile dj. At the age of 14, Joey would sneak in to his brothers studio when he was gone and scratch the shit out of anything he could get his hands on. Back then it was all hip hop but when those A. sides couldn’t be played anymore, he discovered the B. side dance tracks and was instantly hooked.
His sound selection and journey-ess programming has taken him to play in far off lands like Kenya, Mexico, Hawaii, New York and all the major clubs in San Francisco. He held down a 3 year residency at the legendary San Francisco night club, The End Up doing Sunday Mass.
Now he spends his days mastering the art of fried rice, whiskey consumption, looking busy while not doing anything at all and working on original material which he will be releasing this year. He also does a new party in San Francisco called Common Ground which is now on its third year and counting which I hear is kinda sorta of amazing. Check out his soundcloud below. If you like what you hear, please follow him and leave a comment. Thank you, enjoy and see you on the dance floor.
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