G-Sounds 19: Jemmy
Bedrock & Cream resident…
If he’s not on the tip of everyone’s tongue, then he certainly will be. Jemmy has been carving himself a place in the music scene among some of the most influential names in the industry. He secured himself a Cream residency and what started out as him producing music for his own sets, ending up with his music falling into the hands of various DJs. This lead to his music being signed by industry giants such as Renaissance, Global Underground and of most recent, John Digweed’s Bedrock with “Quarry Bank”. Based on a combination of hard work, musical integrity, and powerful creative vision, Jemmy is making a big impact on the world of electronic music right now.
Jemmy has a rich knowledge and love for music from right across the spectrum and his own unique sound appeals to fans of lots of different genres. This much is clear from the wide range of people supporting his releases, including the likes of John Digweed, Yousef and Danny Tenaglia. And when it comes to gigs in club and at festivals, Jemmy’s done some of the biggest, Cream, Ministry Of Sound, Amnesia, Sankey’s and Creamfields all on the list.
As if DJing and producing wasn’t enough, he also runs the well know record shop, 3B Records, which has been at the cutting edge of electronic music for quite some time now and remarkably still going strong and stay on the cutting edge of new electronic music. Jemmy is relied upon by DJs and dance music fanatics for his expert knowledge and advice, sending out new music packages/promos to people across the world.
With his supporting appearance warming up for John Digweed at the next Bedrock night at The Camp & Furnace in Liverpool, Guerilla Sounds caught up with Jemmy to discuss his career, music and the record shop.
Tell us a little bit about your musical background and your first memories of music?
My first memories of music are listening to old rave that my mum was banging out when I was really young. I started getting more seriously into it after hearing bands like Radiohead and stuff. And then when I was old enough to go out, my earliest clubbing memories are of Cream, which was a big game changer for me.
You’ve had your music signed to Bedrock Records, Global Underground, Highway Records & Renaissance. How did these all come about and would you say that as a producer, these will be the peak of your career or are there others that you hope to achieve?
Initially I was just making music for my DJ sets, but the tracks fell into the hands of some big name DJs that later got released on their labels or comps. The releases so far have done well, but I think with each track I’m learning new things, so they’re sounding better now. I also have a very broad taste in music so I’m constantly trying out new sounds. But yeah the Bedrock release certainly meant a lot to me.
You’ve been booked to play Bedrock in Liverpool, supporting John Digweed in the main room. How did this opportunity arise and how do you feel about the gig?
Well I’m a resident for them, but I’m really excited about this show. Warming up for John is always special but I think the whole lineup is great, very diverse. And Camp & Furnace is such a good venue.
Not only are you playing at Bedrock but you have also providing a mix for John Digweed’s renowned Transitions radio show. With two very important sets as these, is there any particular preparation you go through?
For the Transitions guest mix I wanted to put together a mix of the type of music that inspires me in the studio, some of the tracks are more for home listening than dancefloor relevant. So that was more of a studio mix. Whereas for my set at bedrock I’ll do quite a lot of preparation before hand in terms of little edits etc. But I’ll probably take around 6 hours worth of music on the night and just see where my set takes me.
You run your own record shop, 3b Records, what made you decide to do that and what’s the music focus there?
We bought the shop when the previous owners decided they wanted to focus all of their attention on the 3beat record label. The main focus is vinyl, CDs, merch and tickets. The online side of the business is starting to take off now, especially e-tickets. So that is taking up a lot of our time at the moment. But we’re also in the middle of starting up a new record label too.
Running your own record shop seems almost like having a huge collection of records you like on sale. Is 3b Records about selling mostly what you like or selling what others like?
Yeah more so now than ever really, we stock so much good music, right across the board, stuff that is only available on vinyl too. A lot of the big names still shop with us every week.
In an environment where there has been a huge transition from physical music to digital music, what’s been the effect on 3b Records and can a record shop adapt to this change?
Well ticket sales have been a huge help in the shop, they grow every year, CD sales seem to be dropping. On the other hand vinyl sales are increasing by the year, which is mad.
What’s your preferred format of music when behind the decks?
CDs and vinyl, sometimes I’ll use a USB stick too. The digital side of things is great for the edits I do.
As a DJ, where would you say your home is or your preferred club / night to play and why?
I love my residencies for Cream & Freeze, where ever in the world the gig may be you’re guaranteed a good night.
What do you have lined up in the near future?
I’m midway through a few projects in the studio at the moment and have a couple of remixes to finish too. Some great club gigs and festivals to look forward to in 2013 as well.
Between the DJing, producing and running a record shop, what’s the most enjoyable aspect of working in the music industry for you?
Just the music itself and the people you meet along the way. I have met some of my closest friends through music.
Don’t miss Jemmy supporting John Digweed in the main room at Camp & Furnace for Bedrock.
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Gibb Street Warehouse Opening Weekend – Marco Carola, John Digweed, Deetron
Gibb Street Warehouse kicks off with a big weekend line up…
October sees the return of Gibb St Warehouse, with a monster ensemble of artists lined up for the Autumn/Winter clubbing calendar.
The opening weekend sees Marco Carola kick off the Autumn schedule, fresh off the back of a scintillating summer season in Ibiza helming Fridays at Amnesia with his new Music On night. Continue reading “Gibb Street Warehouse Opening Weekend – Marco Carola, John Digweed, Deetron” »
John Digweed’s Bedrock Anniversary
John Digweed prepares an inspiration line-ep…
With one eye firmly on the future, John Digweed’s Bedrock celebrates its Anniversary on Saturday 06 October with a multi room takeover of the Fire and Lightbox nightclubs in Vauxhall. Bedrock’s Anniversary will feature many of electronic music’s leading artists, in an all night session guaranteed to have you rocking to the early hours.
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Guy J launches his own “Lost & Found” label
An imprint for sensual, hypnotic house music and deeply textured techno…
Having become one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music over the last decade, Guy J will now launch his own label on 23 July 2012. This exciting new platform will allow him to release not only his own critically lauded, sensual, hypnotic take on house music, deeply textured techno and wondrous ambient material, but also give him the freedom to sign and nurture new talent and hidden gems from established artists.
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Fabric – Still On Form
Fabric hosts a line-up of extreme talent this Saturday….
Once again Fabric demonstrates why it is still one of the best clubs in the world by host yet another great line-up of extremely talented DJs. Let’s face it Fabric has all the basic ingredients for be one of the best; size, location, ambient, sound system, as do many other clubs. But it’s in the choice of DJs where Fabric really accelerates from all the rest. Obviously the way in which Fabric is made really give a great underground vibe, but it must be said that they continue to host some of the best DJs around.
This Saturday 6th November, Fabric will be hosting WIGGLE, which means Nathan Coles, Eddie Richards and Fabric resident Terry Francis will be shaking Room 2. They will also be joined by what we think will undoubtably be a very special performance from Maetrik. Someone who is on fire at the moment releasing some great tunes and cool remixes left, right and centre. Plus Maetrik is celebrating his birthday, which means he will be dropping a lot of monster tunes and we hope even his latest track, “Snorkel”!
Room 1 is going to be just a jumping as Room 2 with resident Craig Richards and Luciano at the helm accompanied by Ernesto Ferreyra. But if Room 1 and Room 2 end up being packed out, you can also escape to Room 3 for a little more intimacy with Inland Knights, Fred Everything and Da Sunlounge.
Room 2 – WIGGLE
Make sure you don’t miss the following dates: -
Saturday 20th November
Saturday 27th November
Saturday 4th December
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, M.A.N.D.Y.
Saturday 11th December
Radio Slave, Guy Gerber
Saturday 18th December
John Digweed, Guy J
One last thing…..It’s good to see Sven Vath lined-up to play Fabric!
Weekend Round Up 41
Weekend 41 – 08, 09, 10 Oct 2010
Check out the lastest line ups for this coming weekend from some of the major clubs in Europe featuring some of the worlds finest DJs.
fabric – FABRICLIVE, Snowbombing, Urban Nerds
Stanton Warriors, DJ Fresh, DJ Hype, DJ Craze, Randall, Ed Rush, Streetlife DJs, Marc Roberts, Rockwell, Danny Wheeler, MC System, 2Shy, Mumdance, A1 Bassline, Rattus Rattus & Klose One, Ordio Kid, Drama, hosted by Illaman.
Berghain / Panorama Bar – Sub:Stance / Rush Hour
Egyptrixx, Scuba, Goth Trad, Paul Spymania, James Blake, Addison Groove, Cool Chris, Rick Wilhite, San Proper, Tom Trago
Cocoon – Drumcode
10pm – 7am
Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Paul Rich (Live), Joseph Capriati, Gabriel Le Mar, Alex Azary, Frank N
Warehouse Project – 10 Years of Vandit
9:30pm – 4:30am
Paul Van Dyk, John Dahlback, Chris Lake, Krysko, Greg Lord, Digital Boogie, Matt Everson, Moneypenny, Nick Coulson, Rick Turner, Chris Humphreys
Amnesia Milano – Our Beat Never Stops
11pm – 6am
John Digweed, Idriss D, A.Lab meets B-Plan
fabric – Metroplex 25th Anniversary
Craig Richards, Surgeon, Terry Francis, Juan Atkins, Eddie Flashin’ Fowlkes, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Shake (Live), Keith Tucker (Aux 88), Kirk Degiorgio.
Berghain / Panorama Bar – Klubnacht
Johannes Heil (Live), Frank Lorber, Jesse Rose, Heidi, Round Table Knights, Riva Star, Darko Esser, Par Grindvik, Payme, Oliver $, Zombie Disco Squad, Black Rose (Live), Renaissance Man
Cocoon – Ministry of Sound
10pm – 7am
Riva Starr, Sidney Samson, DJ T, Rene Vaitl, DJ Chui, DJ Katch
Warehouse Project – Ape 5th Birthday
9pm – 5am
Andy C & MC GQ, Caspa & Rod Azlan, David Rodigan, Lemon D & Dillinja, Luke Vibert, Mista Jam, Jakwob, Mary-Anne Hobbs, Chef, Emalkay, Gothtrad, Rich Reason, KRS One, hosted by Jenna G & Tonn Piper
Cable – Jaded
5am – 1pm
Ben Gomori, Raymundo Rodriguez
fabric – WestYourSelf
11pm – 6am
Rebekah, Rossko, Cormac, Peter Pixzel, Jacob Husley
Bedrock 12 @ O2 Brixton Academy
Bedrock is going to literally, Rock….
Bedrock 12 is surely going to be a night not to be missed (which we will unfortunately been missing), as this time round Bedrock will be held at the O2 Brixton Academy. Now it’s not just the fact of the huge venue that is going to make this night immense, it’s not even the fact that it’s going to be spread across 4 rooms, or that it’s Carl Cox’s final UK date of 2010, but more down to the simple fact of some of the names lined-up.
Now obviously there is John Digweed joined by Carl Cox in the Main Room, but there is also Marco Bailey, Adam Sheridan, Jon Rundell and Jim Rivers being part of the Intec Digital Label Showcase in Room 2. Not forgetting that Drumattic Twins will be cracking away in the Circle Bar: Crooked vs Supatronix.
If you haven’t yet got tickets for this event, then stop Um’ing and Arh’ing about it and get your tickets fast. Although you better hope that there are still some left.
Bedrock 12 minimix
John Digweed has released a 30 minute mix which is an insight into what can be expected from the latest double CD Bedrock compilation “Bedrock 12″. The minimix gives listeners a taste of tracks featured on CD 1 and no doubt, the tracks you are likely to hear John Digweed playing at Bedrock 12 on 2nd October @ O2 Brixton Academy.
This minimix is full of wicked tracks, especially kicking off with “Krace Gelly” by Sistema, whilst the rest of the mix contains tracks by Maetrik, Quivver, Christian Smith and King Unique & Anthony Pappa.
A minimix of what’s to come on CD 2 is due to follow, but until then get your ears into this mix….. right here.
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