The Noughties

I’ve played plenty of retro nights in my day, and any DJ will tell you that there are certain tracks that have aged to a particular vintage that can have a huge impact on your set.  Whether it is a remix, interpolation, cover or original, songs with a bit of history pack a punch of […]

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Hiring a DJ

  Hiring a DJ: Ask These 3 Questions     By JT James  March 8, 2018   Chances are if you are reading this you have been tasked with hiring DJ entertainment for a corporate event, club night or wedding.  Music is such an important component of almost any type of event, so it has […]

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House music has been a huge part of my life since that first big party back in the day. I honestly couldn’t tell ya where it was exactly.  Industrial park in Burnaby?  By the water in Richmond.  Who knows?!  I can tell you that musically, it was a life-changing event.  After that, I would venture […]

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, By JT James   JAN. 6, 2018 Earlier this month marked 4 years since I had my last adult beverage.  It came and went with not a whole lot of fanfare just the way I wanted it.  I’m grateful that it just isn’t something that I think about so much anymore, and I’m happy with […]

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It’s a brand new year and the dust is finally starting to settle after an incredibly busy holiday season.   My intention during December was to put together a “Best Of” to round out the year in music from my experience, but my show schedule didn’t leave enough creative juices in the tank to put […]

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A New Hope

A New Hope   As mentioned in previous posts, a lot of hip hop purists today complain about the lack of depth and craftsmanship being displayed by contemporary artists.  Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist, they just struggle to be heard through the litany of noise created by sub-par artistry backed by big […]

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Radio Silence

This time of year can be a real grind for a lot of us music professionals.  It’s great because in our profession we can deal without a lot of feast and famine situations financially, so being busy is good.  For a working DJ this isn’t something we experience in the month of December.  With Christmas […]

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