Jason Kaye is a professional in every sense of the word and has been aptly dubbed ‘The Master’ of the Underground UK Garage scene as well as achieving the ‘DJ of the Year’ title for 1997, Hot Tickets / Evening Standard. DJing successfully for over 20 years now, he has led the pack in the most influential music genres of the past two decades including Acid House, Hardcore, Jungle and UK Garage.
Teaming up with fellow talents DJ Mikee B (one third of the infamous Dreem Teem) and MC Mad P, the legendary Top Buzz was soon conceived. The threesome went on to establish themselves as major players on the early rave scene, as well as pioneers and innovators of the newer drum ‘n’ bass sound that was soon to be introduced.
Being at the forefront of the early 90’s rave scene, there wasn’t a rave or club that Top Buzz didn’t play at one time or another and the word soon spread overseas which led to the boys travelling to Australia, Canada, America and various European venues. With this realm of experience, producing a record was a natural progression for Jason.
“Living In Darkness” was conceived in 1992 and went on to top the dance charts for several weeks resulting in it becoming the biggest selling underground dance track for that year. The track was also licensed to major compilations including releases from Radio 1. Jason’s already high reputation escalated and the offers came pouring in including doing a remix of The Prodigy’s “Weather Experience” (part of their “Fire EP”) which achieved a top 10 national chart position.
Jason has continued his consistent success and has given his Midas touch to various projects. His independent record label ‘Social Circles’, is one such project which has left its mark on the UK Garage scene with a consistent catalogue of quality tunes, including the smash hit “Boo” featuring Ms Dynamite, which was signed to London Records and achieved a no.12 national chart position
His popularity and talents have also been rewarded as he claimed a Dance Recognition Award for his contribution to the music scene.
Jason even elevated his profile to the realms of royalty when Prince William confirmed his love of UK Garage and quoted Jason Kaye as being one of his favourite DJ’s in a tabloid interview!!! He is one of Ian Wright’s favourite DJs (as mentioned on Sky TV at a post-match interview!) and further cemented this by his request for Jason to play at the Annual Official PFA party for four years in a row. Jason would also be picked to play at Oasis’ private after-gig parties whenever they were in town. The infamous drum ‘n’ bass maestro Roni Size has quoted him as his main musical influence and Goldie has also noted his respect for him on his notorious “Timeless” album.
In more recent times Jason has ventured into the world of film, and provided the soundtrack and score for Bonded by Blood, in cinemas 10th September 2010.
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