Latest update: November, 2007
Born in 1976, multi talented Dutch artist C-Jay took up an early interest in electronic and experimental music from the hands of artists like Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream.
At the age of 11, C-Jay started taking his first muscial educations on the ins- and outs of both digital and musical instruments, with the enthousiastic love and support of his parents.
And now years later at the age of 31, C-Jay is as diverse as it can get in the dance music business: former recordstore owner (Sessions Recordstore), dj, producer, label owner (The Sessions Recordings) and promoter of his own underground dance nights, called “The Sessions”.
Guest dj’s who were invited by C-Jay to play with him on his events in the past years include: James Holden, Chris Fortier, Quivver, Chris Cowie, Jaydee, Anthony Pappa, Mo Shic, Andy Jarrod, Fred Numf, Jonathan Lisle and many more.
As an artist / producer C-Jay got his first worldwide release in the spring of 2004.This tune (SwayWatch) got signed to the Moun10 imprint, (owned by Dutch house legend Jaydee) and got massive support from artists like The Flash Brothers, Chris Fortier and Fred Numf. After this first one the attention of the scene rapidly grew. Heads were turning into C-Jay’s direction so to say.
His second release was made together with his friend Jaydee under their ‘Graylock’ moniker and got released on First Impression Recordings, the label of ’Jaydee. This release got supported, played and charted by Armin Van Buuren, Ton TB, Paul Van Dyk, The Flash Brothers, Carl Cox, Chris Fortier and many more. The release also made it into the higher ranks of the world renowned Balance Record Pool charts.
Due to the fact that both releases were received so well by the international dance scene, C-Jay decided to start his own recordlabel “The Sessions Recordings.” The basic idea behind it was to have no boundaries in releasing his own material, not having to depend on other labels in this early stage of his career and trying to draw the attention of the big guys even more. The label soon became a fact, and the first vinyl release hit stores worldwide in november 2004. After 3 vinyl releases on his own label C-Jay had the result he wanted: the attention of both the scene as well as the people on dancefloors worldwide. The established labels were now interested in him as an artist, cause he made a name for himself and showed that his tunes were loved by many around the globe.
Later on, in November 2005, C-Jay’s first co-production with his friend Mick Wilson (UK) appeared on the well respected Dutch imprint Cyber Records. This masterpiece called “Darkism” is a personal favourite of none less than Anthony Pappa and Hernan Cattaneo who both have been dropping it a lot in their sets of summer / fall 2005. Hernan Cattaneo even closed his legendary Dance Valley Festival 2005 set with this floorfiller…. and Dutch national radio did a live broadcast of that set. From this point on, C-Jay was on a roll !!!
So far C-Jay signed deals for releases with Iboga Records (Denmark), Flow Records (Portugal), Climax Recordings (UK) Plastik Park (Germany), Cyber Records, Vapour Recordings (Australia), Babylon (UK), 19Box Recordings (Japan) and more……
By making better music with every release the support of the big names followed; artists who support his productions include Hernan Cattaneo, Anthony Pappa, Shiloh, Satoshi Tomiie, Parham, D-Nox, DJ 19, Kosmas Epsilon, Leron & Yves Eaux, Mo Shic, Ace Ventura and Kasey Taylor: all big fans of C-Jay’s soundscapes and dropping his tunes all over the world from Asia to the USA. Not bad if these people can be called your “fans”.
C-Jay now releases music on a steady basis both solo as in his colaborations with other artists like Eelke Kleijn and Citizen. Almost every 2 or 3 months u can find a fresh C-Jay tune at your local record store.
The recordlabel C-Jay owns still exists; February 2006 C-Jay decided to revitalise the label again and turn it into a digital imprint. Digital releases are the future and C-Jay jumped on that wagon at the right time: salesfigures are growing and talented young guys like Roger Martinez, Josel & Pedro, Bastian Bouma and Perry O’Neil all released their stuff through The Sessions Recordings. Special remixes and exclusive releases of C-Jay’s tunes can be found on the label as well. .
Having shared dj booths with almost every big star of the scene, C-Jay is bound to become one himself. In the last couple of years C-Jay found himself playing gigs in Poland, Romania, Holland, Germany, Greece, Belgium and the Ukraine and the rest of the world is waiting for him. Watch out for this multi-talented hot shot from Holland.
Not doing it for the Hall Of Fame but just loving his job and the scene C-Jay is known for his motto: ‘Progressive is an attitude’.
Well done boy! I love your stuff.
Since a few years now i find everything C-Jay makes is ending up in my sets.. Definetley ace productions..
I love his music, he just get better and better. And he has a twisted sense of humor on top of that. A true talent.Parham
C-Jay is really good in making ‘druggy’ music. Loving his stuff.
Elusive (norway / espen & elusive)
Loving C-Jay as much as ever..his production skills are ace.
C-Jay is not only a really nice person and my mate but also a brilliant dj / producer in my opinion. He gets better with every release he makes. Definetely supporting him.
For me, one of the best talents from the Netherlands. You should defo watch out for his forthcoming releases!! Amazing stuff.
DJ19 (19box recordings japan)
Great producer, i really love the music he makes. Dropping it a lot during my sets.
Sandra Collins (perfecto / usa)
C-Jay is besides our good friend, also a devoted producer who sticks with his own sound and style. Doing the stuff he does best, making damn good tunes with absolute crazy titles..
LeRon & Yves Eaux