About

I write, produce, play, live, eat, sleep and breathe music.

Have been doing so for quite a while: making beats and producing songs for myself or others, composing music for theatre, multimedia and tv commercials, and dj-ing. Hip-hop from the 80s & 90s has been my biggest influence but i love all music that’s groove heavy, a little gritty and with a healthy dose of soul – from real hip-hop to afro house, soul to dubstep, deep disco to reggae, jazzy electronica to latin beats, funk to broken beat, samba to dancehall, etc. etc.

Have produced music for/with singers and mc’s:
AM444 – collab with singer ChaCha (China – RBMA’11, Uprooted Sunshine, Kode 9, Desto, Jimi Tenor, Clive Chin a.o.)
Mr.Windmill (NL, Shanghaii Lights EP out now!)
Cecilia Stalin (UK/Sweden, ex-Koop, Afro Blue EP out now)
Sole Profit (USA, new album coming soon)
Corey (NL, Movin’ On album 2006)
Giovanca (NL, Dox/Sonar Kollektiv)
Nyjolene Grey (NL)
Pax (NL, Illicit / Pax & Pry)
Gumshoe (NL, The Proov)
NineFifty (NL, w/ Dee Ferguson)
illCuzzinFam and others.

Remixes:
OFFICIAL
Giovanca, O.Boogie ft. Tableek, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Proov, Corey, Massive Inc., Sole Profit
UNOFFICIAL
Nas (white label 12″), James Brown, Alif Tree, Aaron Jerome, Midnight Star v Missy Elliott, Afrika Bambaataa vs Breakout, Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe, Lauryn Hill, Beyoncé, Roots Manuva, Outkast, Lootpack

DJ-ing:
SHANGHAI:
The Shelter (resident – incl support for DJ Krush, Jeru The Damaja, Jungle Brothers, Jeru The Damaja, DJ Babu, Music Man Miles, Floating Points, Rich Medina), MIDI Festival 2011, JZ Festival 2010, Ice Cream Truck Beach Party, Glamour Bar (resident), Barbarossa (resident 2008-2010), 宗祠 KIN, Dada, LOLA Club, Horizen, Mural, MOCA, Sin, Anar, Candy, 800 Show.
NETHERLANDS:
Paradiso (support Macy Gray, Roy Hargrove), Sugar Factory (Wicked Jazz Sounds), Stadsschouwburg, Heidegger Rotterdam, Duivel Cafe, Rozentheater, Streetlab

Some of my music has also been used in Film & TV:
Roving Dreams (China 2010), The Listener (Canada 2009), Tagtraume (Germany 2007), Intelligence (Canada 2006), Tru Calling (USA 2005), Without A Trace (USA 2004), Planet Brooklyn [trailer] (USA 2004), Kevin Hill [pilot] (USA 2004), Mr. Sterling  (USA 2004), MTV Real World Road Rules (USA 2004), Battle Of The Sexes (USA 2004), VH1 Born To Diva (USA 2004), Shouf Shouf Habibi (NL 2004), How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (USA 2003), Drumline [trailer] (USA 2003), VET! (NL 2003), From An Objective Point of View (USA 2003).

Jay.Soul
Shanghai/Amsterdam

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Inspiration:
DJ Premier, Jay Dee / J.Dilla, D’Angelo, Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, James Brown, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Reflection Eternal, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Pete Rock, Prince, Masta Ace, Common, Roni Size, Marley Marl, Jimi Hendrix, Floating Points, Osunlade, Nas, Roots Manuva, Prince, Bugz In The Attic, Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Coltrane, Black Star, Talib Kweli, KRS/BDP, Digable Planets, Extince, Fela Kuti, Gang Starr, Gil Scott-Heron, Jill Scott, Timbaland, Gnarls Barkley, Cee-Lo, Dennis Ferrer, Jay Electronica, Metro Area, Jazzanova, John Coltrane, M.I.A., Me’Shell Ndege Ocello, RZA/Wu-Tang, O.C., Mark De Clive-Lowe, Parliament, Pharcyde, Pharoahe Monch, PPP/Waajeed, P.E., Large Professor, Quincy Jones, Red Astaire, Dorian Concept, Flying Lotus, Roy Ayers, Aretha Franklin, Jimpster, Salif Keita, Stetsasonic, Hudson Mohawke, Trus Me, Janelle Monae, etc