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Scotland’s number one hard-trance DJ & producer?
Having rocked The Tidy Weekender on 5 occasions, played Judgement Sunday at Eden & Tidy at Es Paradis in Ibiza, blown Frantic and Extreme Euphoria away in London as well playing sets at Godskitchen’s Air in Birmingham, Scotland’s biggest dance festival Coloursfest and supporting Tiesto, you’ll not find a more popular or in demand DJ than Jason Cortez North of the Border!
Supporting the scene’s biggest names over a 10 year career, Jason Cortez has played events that have featured Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Mauro Picotto, Eddie Halliwell, Marco V, Sander Van Doorn, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, Scot Project, Anne Savage, Yoji Biomehanika, Marcel Woods, Richard Durand, Fred Baker, BK, Dave Pearce and John O’Callaghan to name but a few.
His ever entertaining sets, packed with energy and emotion never fail to please. His ever smiling face and infectious personality spreads to the floor through track after track of upfront productions, remixes and edits. Music designed to lift you up, raise your arms in appreciation and put a smile on your face. As the bass blasts through the speaker, you’ll see Jason Cortez energetically bouncing about behind the decks, often enjoying the music as much as the throbbing masses in front of him.
Not just an accomplished and popular DJ, his musical productions have found favour across the globe, transcending musical genre’s and gaining support from the World’s biggest names and the World’s best radio stations. His hard-dance anthems ‘Shining In The Ecstacy’, ‘Finally’ and ‘Set U Free’ have featured on albums in the UK, Australia, Switzerland and Japan, and have been heard regularly heard during sets by Lisa lashes, Anne Savage, The Tidy Boys, BK, Nick Sentience, Steve Hill, Phil Reynolds, Vinylgroover and Technikal. With future anthems ‘Take Me Away’, ‘Desire’, ‘Soul Seeka’ and ‘Enemy Of The State’ ready to tear up dance-floors across the globe, the name Jason Cortez is sure to be on the lips of many over the Summer. With releases & remixes on labels such as Tidy Trax, Nukleuz, Recharge, Tranzlation and Riot, as well as collaborations with Phil Reynolds, MDA & Sherical, Gaz West, Phil York, Kutski and Nick Rowland, Jason has worked with many of the leading labels, engineers and artists within hard-dance.
Not content with conquering the hard-dance scene, Jason’s love of trance has lead to him diversifying his sets and productions. Over the past two years he has also been making waves in the tech-trance World, finding favour with Judge Jules, Scot Project, Agnelli & Nelson, Fred Baker, JFK, Mark Sherry and many more across the globe. His remixes of Chicane ‘Saltwater’ and Nalin & Cane ‘Beachball’ opened the doors to the trance World following several plays on Radio One by Judge Jules on his flag ship Saturday night show. Remixes of Paul Oakenfold ;Southern Sun’, Oceanlab ‘Satellite’, Radiohead ‘Street Spirit’ and Everything But the Girl ‘Missing’ look to follow on from the success of Saltwater and Beachball, making the trance scene take notice.
With a full diary and string of productions ready for release, the name Jason Cortez is one you’ll be hearing and seeing on a regular basis within the hard-dance and trance circuit!