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“A full pelt wavering between tribal moments,& more modest slabs of Detroit-inspired soul.

The crowd respond at every turn.” – Steve McLay, DJ MAG

Always sitting slightly off-centre, Jay Tripwire is an artist that walks the line as industry staple and ever changing innovator,

releasing one standout release after another.

His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades,

with over 200 releases and four full length albums.

He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with 15 EP’s and a whole host of remixes having dropped during 2010,

for labels including Tonality, Pokerflat, 1Trax, Baker Street, Deep Data, SOCO Audio and System.

Most recently he’s completed a compilation mix for Steve Bug’s respected label Pokerflat –

‘Shaping Elements Vol.8’ which features a blend of deep house ranging from

Detroit inspired textures to modern European house and tech house fusions,

blurring genrefication. This follows releases on the label under his 8Channels name – a project that melds basic channel,

soul and dub into a new hybrid soundscape of techno, deep house and dub.

The moniker also appears on other highly regarded labels such as Ransom Note, Conya, NRK, Cinematic and Hallucination.

Whilst the term ‘legendary’ is often bandied about with little thought,

in Jay’s case we could say just that – his personal arsenal of re-edits and comfort in arranging extended DJ sets lasting eight hours or

more certainly demonstrates a talent that deviates from standard fare.

Jay also still supports,buys and plays vinyl, and actively seeks out records to play at gigs, when Tripwire is on the decks he plays a vinyl

CD set that contains no laptop djing.

Jay’s work has been featured on numerous compilations, notably from Cocoon, Fabric, Renaissance, Journeys by DJ, Ultra & Bedrock,

and is supported by a diverse spectrum of dance culture from house luminaries

such as Doc Martin and Kerri Chandler to techno legends Steve Bug and Laurent Garnier. And now with anticipated releases and remixes imminent,

the Tripwire production wheel is still very much in motion, and on its way to a turntable near you.


“Jay Tripwire is ahead of everyone else.” – MUZIK

“Delivers on the Promise…” – International DJ

“A fantastic standout.” – VICE

“Essential.”- MIXER

“Really deep and funky” – Ministry

“Plenty of twisted pyrotechnics” – XLR8R

“With Jay Tripwire on the mix, expect something a bit special.” – M8

“Jay Tripwire’s productions are a DJ’s dream packed with the finest tools from the trade.” – URB

’When it comes to tech-house, Jay Tripwire is pretty much unbeatable right now." – MUZIK

“Responsible for some of the most exciting underground house music to come out of North America in recent years.” – DJ Magazine



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