Jimpster (Freerange Records)
Taku Hirayama | Ocean Lam | Casey Anderson
@ KEE Club
6/F Yung Kee Building
32 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong
Saturday, 12 October 2013
10PM – 4AM
At the door $300
Jamie Odell a.k.a. Jimpster and Franc Spangler has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20 years and co-running esteemed UK deep house label Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007 in DJ Mag) for the last 16 of those.
More recently he set up Delusions Of Grandeur as an outlet for more underground and raw tracks, introducing and helping to establish artists such as 6th Borough Project, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim. His musical upbringing and very early introduction to production (his first release was on influential UK label Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ in 1990 alongside labelmates Future Sound Of London) have helped him forge a sound that is both warm and deep as well as being innovative and club friendly, a style which is naturally reflected in the releases on his labels.
His seminal Jimpster LP “Messages From The Hub” (1997) as well as his early dancefloor orientated Audiomontage 12″ helped establish Jamie as an artist of merit and he quickly became in regular demand as a remixer (over 85 at the last count!) and coproducer on a wide range of underground projects. Recent artists to get the Jimpster remix midas touch include Freak Seven, Josh Wink, Photon Inc, Osunlade, Bob Marley, Joris Voorn, Seal, Marc Romboy, Solomun and Kollektiv Turmstrasse. His third Jimpster LP “Amour” was released 7 years ago on Freerange to excellent critical acclaim and appeared in numerous published Top 20 Albums-of-the-Year charts (2006).
Over the past 10 years Jamie has built up a reputation as a highly regarded DJ around the world, having played over 100 gigs last year alone. With an emphasis on the deeper end of electronic house, but not afraid to stray from the path, he retains an old school approach that has seen him booked for gigs as diverse as Fabric (London), Panorama Bar and Watergate (Berlin), Cielo (NYC), Warehouse702 (Tokyo), Zoo Project (Ibiza), D-Edge (Sao Paulo), GOA @ Fabrik (Madrid).