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For over a decade, the name “Bulletproof” has stood for nothing less than forward thinking future bass music. In the early 90’s, his relentless passion and devotion to Drum & Bass established Jay as one of the nations pioneering D&B DJ’s and promoters. His entrance into production in 99” alongside former production partner Josh, lead to Bulletproof becoming Australasia’s first international Drum & Bass export, signing their tracks to one of the leading labels of the time, and helped spawn the rise of the local future bass music production scene, being sighted by names like Concord Dawn, The Upbeats, State Of Mind as THE pioneer of NZ D&B production.
Jay Bulletproofs achievements are endless. Whether it be sporting one of the largest repertoires of worldwide 12” vinyl releases of any NZ musician. Releasing music on some of the Drum & Bass scenes biggest labels and collaborating with names like Pendulum or Owning and operating the country’s longest running Drum & Bass label “Cyanide Recordings”, Receiving New Zealand Music Award nominations for his Albums, Winning the title of “Best Drum & Bass DJ of 2010” at the “Night:Life Music Awards”, or hosting the nation wide weekly Drum & Bass radio show “The Subsessions” on “GeorgeFM”. Its fair to say that Jay Bulletproof has truly earned his place in the New Zealand music history books. 16 years into the game, and today the multi-award winning DJ/Producer still remains as inspired and passionate about future bass music as he was at the very beginning.
In 2007 Bulletproof ventured into the emerging realm of Dubstep production. His recent Dubstep album, “Soundtrack To Forever” made NZ music history by charting in the NZ Commercial Top40, and then went on to win the highly prestigious award for “Best Electronica Album of 2010” at the 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. No easy task by any stretch of the imagination.
Always staying one step ahead of the game, Bulletproof went back into the studio, to produce the highly anticipated follow up LP “DUB ME CRAZY”.
Geared towards DJ’s just as much as the mainstream audience, DUB ME CRAZY incorporates the current trends in UK/US dubstep, but veers away from the relentless chainsaw style in favor of more bass heavy musical dance floor styles of beats. The album features NZ music names like Tiki Taane, Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Kidz In Space, Jessie Gurunathan and Computers Want Me Dead, alongside collaborations with NZ Dubstep names like Truth, Crushington and Dutty Ranks.
The first single “Dub Me Crazy” featuring the stunning vocal talents of Jessie G has already been coined the local summer dubstep anthem on the festival circuit around New Zealand.
Release Date: AUGUST 2011