The enigmatic DJJ took the underground by storm with his contagious debut single 'Just a lil' in 2015. With a simple formula of looped samples and beats filtered with a lo-fi aesthetic, DJJ presents a classic house sound with an individuality and a warmth that is hard to achieve in today's dance music climate. DJJ is also one half of Welsh duo ISLAND, who's debut EP Nokia saw the exploration and d...
Through the use of beaten and battered hardware, DJJ's production techniques are as much as a mystery as the man himself, leaving tech-addicts in bemusement about DJJ's production methods that shouldn't work, but always do. DJJ's fidgety use of samples calls back to the saturated funky house of Thomas Bangalter and Todd Edwards early 12" singles. It's the firm UK influence of Garage and Grime with glossy and sun-tinged sample usage that sets DJJ into a league of his own. FACT Magazine coined the genre 'outsider-Ibiza' just for DJJ, if you're ahead of the curve you have to be an outsider, but DJJ's just waiting for everyone to catch up.
DJJ Premier On Mixmag
Posted on Tue, 17th October, 2017
DJJ Premiers On Hyponik
Posted on Mon, 9th October, 2017
Hyponik have just premiered a track from the forthcoming DJJ EP. This is what they had to say....
'Now finding home on Brighton's FatCat Records' new imprint FCR, DJJ returns with the forthcoming six tracker Yn Y Ty EP, which we're told explores Chicago bump, techno and more random elements on top of his trademark jagged take on French house.
Ahead of its release we're excited to premiere closing cut 'Glas', where soulful house flavours come ready for the fast lane with plenty of stomp!'
Have a listen here
DJJ - I Keep To Convince Myself premiere
Posted on Wed, 6th September, 2017
'I Keep Trying To Convince Myself' is classic-sounding house music with thick layer of dust and crackle'