Jay Shepheard

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Biography

  • Berlin based Londoner releasing quality house and disco since 2007 on labels including Compost, Futureboogie, Freerange, Pets Recordings, Buzzin Fly and many others, as well as running his own Retrofit label launched in 2010.
    With a steady stream of house, disco and techno releases starting back in 2007 Jay Shepheard is now established as a well recognised staple of the genres. Since his early 12"s on Munich's Compost Black Label, including the breakthrough track 'Pipes N Sneakers', Shepheard has gone on to release on a diverse range of labels including Diynamic, Pets Recordings, Freerange, Buzzin Fly, Paper, Rebirth and many more. These releases have earned him nominations for best Deep House and best Nu Disco artist in the Beatport awards as well as much praise from the press and DJ community. As well as his studio work Jay is well known for his talent both behind the decks, with an ear for music lovingly honed during seven years working at UK online vinyl store Juno Records, and as a live artist, touring consistently these past eight years throughout Europe, Australia, US and Asia and playing at many of the worlds most respected venues including Fabric London, Panorama Bar Berlin, Arma 17 Moscow, and Secretsundaze Sonar Barcelona. This DJ reputation was also given a boost by his Resident Advisor podcast published in Jan 2012. Having a strong discography already under his belt and keen to launch a new project Shepheard set up the Retrofit imprint in 2010. With an ear for the past and an eye on the future the label marries classic electronic music themes with modern dance floor concepts. Most releases featuring himself along sides other artists including (the late great) Martin Dawson, Iron Curtis, Matthew Burton, Locked Groove, Art Of Tones, Mic Newman, Jaques Renualt and Session Victim. 2013 saw the release of the first Jay Shepheard album Home & Garden taking his signature sound out of the club and into the home listening experience. In late 2014 Shepheard dropped his second long playing project Seeing Sound - a 2x12" of club tracks as the 20th release for Retrofit. The project received critical acclaim with glowing reviews from respected publications such as Pitchfork, RA, Crack Magazine, DJ Mag - these words backed up by strong DJ feedback from a wide range of both undergound and mainstream jocks including Axel Boman, Dense & Pika, Severino, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster and Catz N' Dogz to name a few. During 2015 Shepheard has new and exciting releases and remixes planned with labels such as NYCs Lets Play House, Bristol's Futureboogie, Barcelona's Galaktika and his own Retrofit - with label events planned in at London's Fabric and Berlin's Watergate along with his usual touring schedule throughout Europe and the world.
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    Selected discography

    JS - "Seeing Sound" (2x12" album) - Retrofit - NOV 2014 MOVE D - "Got To Be" - JS remix - Electric Minds - SEP 2014 JS - "Highway" (KRL remix) - Pets - MAY 2014 CHOPSTICK & JON JOHN "Pining Moon" (JS remixes) - Suol - MAR 2014 EGYPTIAN NIPPLES "Bottle Of Mine" (JS remix) - Apersonal Barcelona - MAR 2014 JS - Home & Garden remixed (Locked Groove/Jaques Renualt) - Retrofit - DEC 2013 JS - "High Way EP" - Pets Recordings - NOV 2013 JS - "Fifi's Getaway" (Metrofit #1) - Retrofit - OCT 2013 GUI BORATTO & MAURICE AYMARD "Home" (JS remix) - Galaktika - AUG 2013 JS / MARTIN DAWSON "Cut A Zee remix EP" (Cassino Times / Session Victim) - Retrofit - MAY 2013 JS - "Right Reason" - Pets Recordings - APR 2013 BLOND:ISH "Voyer" (JS & Martin Dawson remix) - Get Physical Music - APR 2013 JS - "Home & Garden" (CD album) - Retrofit - FEB 2013 FINNEBASSEN "You Will Never Sleep" (JS remix) - Supernature - DEC 2012 FRIENDLY FIRES "Why Don't You Answer?" (JS remix) - Late Night Tales - NOV 2012 JS/MATTHEW BURTON "Retrofit #10 EP" - Retrofit - Nov 2012 PABLO BOLIVAR "Last Change" (JS remix) - Galaktika - AUG 2012 JS/MARTIN DAWSON "Retrofit #9 EP" - Retrofit - AUG 2012 JS - "Compost Black Label 87 EP" - Compost - JUNE 2012 JS - "Fuzzy Border" - Lo Rise (Defected) - JUNE 2012 JS - "Add Arp" (Catz n Dogz remix) - Retrofit - MAY 2012 JS/TAD WILY "Retrofit #7 EP" - Retrofit - MAR 2012 JS "Fuzzy Border EP" - Electric Minds - DEC 2011 HAMID "If I" (JS remix) - Murmur - NOV 2011 PROVIANT AUDIO "Hey Lets Do It" (JS remix) Paper Recordings - JUN 2011 TIAGO "Lovefool" (JS remix) - Composite - JUN 2011 IHASAMA "Bermuda" (JS remix) Seranades - MAY 2011 JS/MATHEW BURTON "Retrofit #5 EP" - Retrofit - APR 2011 RENNI FOSTER "Afrocentric" (JS remixes) - Rebirth - MAR 2011 JS - "Retrofit #4 EP" - Retrofit - JAN 2011 CISCO CISCO - "If You Want Me" (JS remix) - Apersonal Barcelona - DEC 2010 JS/TAD WILY "Retrofit #3 EP" - Retrofit - DEC 2010 ANIMAL TRAINER "The Last" (JS remix) - Pokerflat - OCT 2010 JS/MATTHEW BURTON "Retrofit #2 EP" - Retrofit - OCT 2010 JS - "Shelter EP" - Buzzin' Fly - JUL 2010 PEZZNER "Find Me" (JS remix) - Freerange - JUL 2010 JS - "Umzug EP" - Dirt Crew - APR 2010 MOTORCITYSOUL "Cipher" (JS remixes) - Stir 15 - MAR 2010 JS - "Retrofit #1 EP" - Retrofit - FEB 2010 JS/VARIOUS "Black Label 58 EP" (remixes) - Compost NOV 2009 PLAIN PITS "Requento" - BCB - OCT 2009 MARTIN EYER/GLIMPSE "Southern Soul" (JS remix) - Buzzin Fly - SEP 2009 JS/GLIMPSE "Colours / Lazer Bather" - Glipmes Recordings - SEP 2009 THE RUNNERS "Woman Pleaser" (JS remix) - Dirt Crew - MAY 2009 DIODE - "My Girl" (JS remix) - Moonpool - MAR 2009 JS/ - "Compost Black Label #43 EP" - Compost - FEB 2009 ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ "Camera Obscura" (JS remix) - Laka - NOV 2008 GLIMPSE - "We Existed" (JS remix) - Four:Twenty - SEP 2008 FAZE ACTION "Original Disco Motion" (JS remixes) - Faze Action Records - JUL 2008 JS - "Compost Black Label #34 EP" - Compost - MAY 2008 VARIOUS mixed by JS "Black Label Sessions V3" CD comp - Compost - MAY 2008 URBAN SOUL "Alright" (JS remixes) - Juno Records - APR 2008 JS - "Compost Black Label #28 EP" - Compost - Dec 2007 JS - "Compost Black Label #19 EP" - Compost - Mar 2007
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