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Damon Jee (FR)

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We are all the product of our influences and there is no substitute
for experience. Damon Jee is the embodiment of that statement. Over the
last 20 years he has carved a career in a very unassuming way,
unintentionally writing an exciting new chapter for the global
electronic music scene. He is the journeyman who managed to shine
brighter by staying true to himself, a musical alchemist experimenting
with different sounds to create a deadly new potion. Today, the producer
is considered the main exponent of a fresh and exciting new scene many
are calling Dark Disco.

Getting his start in the studio alongside
fellow Frenchman Olivier Giacomotto, the duo became main players on the
then booming electro house scene with an impressive run of productions
on labels like Definitive and CR2. As he started producing more solo
works, Jee naturally veered towards his rebellious heritage growing up
on nineties rock and industrial bands like Nine Inch Nails, The Pixies,
Nirvana and more. The organic appeal of live rock seeped into his
productions: distorted guitars gliding atop fat, off-beat and
two-fingered picked bass, all framed within a foundation of percussion
and drums that carries Damon Jee’s immaculately engineered and distinct
sound. The music he released under his NOZZ moniker is especially
steeped in this unique and heavy-duty sound: powerful productions which
doubles up as heat seeking missiles aimed straight at the heart of any
dancefloor.

It was his remix of Pardon Moi’s ‘Power to the People’
that really pushed the affable Frenchman to a wider audience. It has it
all: trance melodies and cosmic chords, a confidant rock stomp coiled
with electronic euphoria, and robotic vocals gleefully riding a wave of
energetic drums. It received support from the world’s best tastemakers
including Solomun, Job Jobse and HAAi, introducing Damon Jee to a brand
new audience.

Today his singular sound can be heard on the
underground’s most sought-after labels including Roam, Hafendisko, Suara
and Sincopat to name a few. Huge support came in the form of Jennifer
Cardini who signed his massive three track Chamaniac EP to her
Correspondant Records. Its appeal reaching wide, the EP received support
from various corners of the electronic music sphere with a diverse
group of DJs from Andrew Weatherall to Chris Liebing to Joris Voorn all
getting around it.

The natural evolution of Damon Jee has lead to
the recent launch of his label, Critical Monday. The new imprint will
explore Damon Jee’s idiosyncratic sound even further. The first release
under his Holographic Planes moniker, alongside producer Alvaro Cabana,
is a three track dance floor bomb featuring an equally effective remix
from Jennifer Cardini. With upcoming releases from Curses, Autarkic,
Fairmont, and, of course, Damon Jee, the label is set to become a go-to
for those looking to ignite any dancefloor.

Today Damon Jee is
slotting perfectly into his role as a bona fide headliner. Years of
experience ensures each set is delivered with a confidant ease and
professionalism that sets him apart from the rest. Headlining clubs and
events from Spain to Australia to Mexico, Damon Jee is set to spearhead a
new generation of electronic music lovers who isn’t afraid to
cross-pollinate their music for a thrilling new sound. If you need an
antidote for a flailing dancefloor, Damon Jee has the tonic to revive
your night.

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