Jimpy Beatport


Having been resident dj at the legendary Hip’po Club for over three years beginning in 1993 he built his skills on the decks from watching and playing alongside many of the superstar DJ’s of today. They all know him, they have all had him warm-up for and take over after them and they all know he does the job well, whatever ever the style of guest and whatever the time of night.

Jimpy was the promoter alongside James Mitchell and much of the inspiration behind Wales’ UK biggest and best weekly dance event initially starting out as Enter The Dragon and then changing name to ROAR. The night still runs once per month and is recognised as the biggest dance event in the capital city however, Jimpy has passed the running onto a younger team of promoters with an enthusiasm for ‘hard dance’ music. Passing on ROAR has now allowed Jimpy once again to concentrate on his own music productions and his own pure passion as a progressive trance DJ.

Late in 2001 saw the release of Jimpy’s debut DJ mix CD through Soundworx, Southeast Recordings’ new DJ mix session series. To be asked to launch a brand new mix series is in it self a huge feat having to set a standard for the overall concept of the series. The finished mix in years to come will be a collectors piece and the album is sure to solidify Jimpy’s growing reputation as one of the new forces in British dance music.

Known for both his percussive & progressive early sets and his mind-blowing twisted trance sets; Jimpy is one of the new breed of DJs in line for major league status. A Major step-up was achieved after publication of DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs for 2000 where he crashed in at an amazing #54 on the back of his residency at the Dragon, disproving the theory that the chart is a set-up!!

As the second Welsh Music Awards approached Jimpy was nominated for not one but two DJ awards. Best Trance DJ & Best Progressive House DJ and for 2004 Jimpy has been asked to play the forthcoming Godskitchen events which can once again only emphasise the quality of him as an artist.

Production-wise, it all kicked off for Jimpy when his ‘Talkin’ single for Whoop! Was featured by Sasha on his ‘Global Undergound – Ibiza’ compilation. Six of the most favourite tracks on the Sasha compilation hit the streets again in 2002 on a limited edition triple pack vinyl package. Jimpy’ was one of the featured artists!

Then came an EP being signed to Deviant and Paul Van Dyk included Jimpy’s ‘Feeling Good’ track onto his Ministry Of Sound Mix “The Politics of Dancing” compilation. Signed to Whoop, Deviant, Southeast Recordings, Dorigen, Breathless and Star 69 in New York it can be said that Jimpy continues to only work alongside respected and quality labels. He has remixed tracks for organisations such as Multiply (as Jimpy & Wolff) and was featured on the soundtrack of the Hollywood box office smash, ‘The Beach’ with ‘Voices’.

More recently he has worked on two hugely well-known artists with tracks scheduled for 2004. Lenny Kravitz and Victor Simonelli! It really doesn’t get much bigger than that!