Oonst recently announced Jay Shepheard as their secret headliner for this Friday’s party. They also have Wbeeza on the bill; so expect a lot of rare and tripped out house and disco.
Following a background behind the scenes in the dance music industry, first in music PR then seven years working at UK online music store Juno Records, Jay Shepheard has gone on to build a reputation as one of the key figures in the new wave of electronic music.
Starting in back in 2007 with a string of EPs on Munich’s Compost Black Label Jay has gone on to release productions and remixes with a diverse range of influential labels including Buzzin Fly, Rebirth, Freerange and Diynamic. These releases have consistently achieved critical acclaim from DJs, music lovers and the press alike and earned him nominations for Best Deep House act of 2007 and Best Nu Disco act of 2009 in the Beatport Music Awards.
Alongside working with established labels Jay also launched his own boutique label Retrofit in February of 2010. Since the launch Retrofit has gone from strength to strength with reviews and features appearing on Resident Advisor, Dazed Digital, De:Bug, Juno Plus, DJ Mag, Pulse Radio and DJ History….and was picked as label to watch in 2011 on Beatportal. The label is now up to its seventh release just out in early 2012. As well as the press top Djs have also been in on the action, releases heavily supported by the likes of Seth Troxler, Prins Thomas, Ooft, The Revenge, Trevor Jackson, Tornado Wallace, Ben Watt, Pete Herbert, Jacques Renault, Social Disco Club and a ton of others….
Moving into 2012 with an RA podcast just released plans for the future Retrofit releases are under way with Jay Shepheard collaborations and remixes from artists like Iron Curtis, Catz N Dogz and Martin Dawson. Along side this there is also a return to his original label of Compost with a fresh Black label EP planned for early summer. With gigs across Europe coming up, U.S. and Australia tours planned and an album project on the horizon itís shaping up to be a good year for Jay Shepheard!