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†Simply Jeff’s passion for dance music goes back to headlining clubs and special events in Northern California since 1985. By 1987, Jeff made the move to Los Angeles to go to school and work in the promotions department at the World Famous KROQ 106.7 FM. At KROQ, Jeff’s production talents where noticed as request came through to play his radio remixes of Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and EMF. This spawned Jeff’s dj career in Los Angeles and ultimately started his journey into the new World of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). During this time, Rave events started to emerge in Los Angeles and Jeff was instantly hooked! By 1991, Jeff (known as DJ Spinn at the time) worked as a co-host and mix show DJ with the legendary Swedish Egil on America’s first Electronic Dance Music station known as 103.1 Mars FM. This station based in Santa Monica, California brought the likes of Moby, Prodigy, The Orb, 808 State, Underworld and many other EDM artist for the first time on the FM dial in Southern California. Rave events where reaching record numbers and by 1993 Jeff started his first record label (Orbit Transmission) with artists DJ Dan, Bassbin Twins, X-Calibur and DJ Rectangle. By 1996, Jeff signed a recording deal with LA’s most popular Electronic Dance Music label, City Of Angels and later to the infamous Moonshine Music label. In the mid nineties, Simply Jeff was known as the Pioneer of West Coast Breaks and Funky House movement which lead into multiple tours across the globe and to his final vinyl label named Phonomental. A dream come true!
Known for his Breakbeat hits of the 90’s, Simply Jeff has evolved as DJ / Producer over the years earning respect worldwide as a West Coast Pioneer of EDM (Electronnic Dance Music). With his youngest label Beyond Zilla Records, Simply Jeff is now pushing the boundaries of House music of today. Jeff’s appeal has even branched out into other genres, working with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Bones Thugs and Harmony, Shannon, Stacey Q, Snoop Dogg to Andrew Dice Clay. Simply Jeff has also appeared in several films, documentaries and national television broadcasts including G4 & MTV.
With his vast knowledge & love of the music, Jeff has also given rise to DJ Culture (www.djculture.com), one of the most respected DJ stores in the United States dedicated to “Electronic Dance Music Culture”.
Simply Jeff is set to release a new DJ mix compilation in the spring of 2010 with Moist Music called “Electro Shock”. This continuously mixed cd is jammed pack with 21 top Electro and Fidget House tracks to date. The compilation features Simply Jeff’s own productions as well as many A-list producers such as Wolfgang Gartner, Donald Glaude, Will Bailey, Charles Feelgood, Lee Coombs, Jon Pegnato, Hot Mouth, Cold Blank, Faust and Shortee among others.
The Moist Music group is home to a multitude of EDM artist such as Christopher Lawrence, George Acosta, Donald Glaude, Markus Schulz, DJ Micro, D:Fuse, DJ Irene, Charles Feelgood, DJ Sneak, Hatiras, Reid Speed, AK1200, Bryan Cox and more.