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Playing music from the age of 19, Greek producer and DJ, CJ Jeff has a wealth of experience in the electronic music world, working in the industry for over 20 years; from A&R to event promotion, to co-owning clubs and owning a label. Starting as a raver at the likes of Cavo Paradiso and Ministry of Sound, CJ Jeff soon learnt he wanted to be on the other side of the booth, playing his music to large crowds. Heavy original influences stem from Progressive Rock artists such as Pink Floyd and Massive Attack; his love for these artists remains the same to this day.
CJ Jeff’s passion for travelling keeps him at one with the world. Feeling most at home in the Capital of Electronic music, Berlin, he has regularly found himself in the Techno mecca for 25years playing in clubs such as Sisyphos and Watergate. His fondest memory of Berlin goes back to attending the opening night of the world- renowned clubbing institution, Berghain’s, Panorama Bar.
As co-owner of ‘Dybbuk’ nightclub in Greece, CJ Jeff faces the challenge of maneuvering the locals away from traditional music and encouraging them towards dance music. In the face of such a challenge, CJ Jeff has seen great success, bringing the underground scene to a lavish club, inviting both emerging and well- known House and Techno acts to play in Athens. Working hard to develop the electronic music scene in Greece and Athens, has been a key focus and one that is fundamental in his successes.
CJ’s unique production techniques involve ascertaining basslines from hip hop tracks, adding further vocals, basslines and more. As a point of inspiration for himself, CJ Jeff strives to bring something new in his output. With no specific formula for his productions, each track is different from the last whilst still maintaining the CJ Jeff ‘attitude’. His earliest releases have found homes on Souvenir, These Days, Supernova’s, Lapsus Music and John Digweed’s influential Bedrock Records. With such a long-standing career, CJ Jeff has seen further success in more recent years, releasing on a vast array of labels including 8Bit, Objektivity and Kling Klong. 2019 has lined up releases on seminal and respected labels such as Circus Recordings, Saved Records, Yoshitoshi and NONSTOP. All receiving a multitude of support from artists such as Dennis Ferrer, Oxia, Nic Fanciulli and Rafa Barios, adding to his impressive history in music production.
As a label owner, CJ Jeff’s imprint Rhythmetic continues to flourish with artists including Doc Martin, Kreon and Tom Clark featuring as mainstays. From its humble beginnings in 2005, the imprint has seen releases by No Artificial Colours and Nick Curly, many ranking highly on Beatport with further support from the likes of Carl Cox, spinning them at the legendary Space, Ibiza.
Throughout 2019, CJ Jeff looks to employ his experiences working in many major positions in the industry; pushing his own music and label – taking his music philosophy worldwide.
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