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Jay Shepheard (Live) at Surface, Stealth

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  • Thursday 7th February 2013
  • Supported by: Jay Shepheard, Ellis & King, Luke Jones, Mad D and Kiz & Joe Breslin

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JAY SHEPHEARD

Following a background behind the scenes in the dance music industry, first in music PR then seven years working at UK online music store Juno Records, Jay Shepheard has gone on to build a reputation as one of the key figures in the new wave of electronic music.

Starting back in 2007 with a string of EPs on Munich's Compost Black Label Jay has gone on to release productions and remixes with a diverse range of influential labels including Buzzin Fly, Rebirth, Freerange and Diynamic. These releases have consistently achieved critical acclaim from DJs, music lovers and the press alike and earned him nominations for Best Deep House act of 2007 and Best Nu Disco act of 2009 in the Beatport Music Awards.

Alongside working with established labels Jay also launched his own boutique label Retrofit in February of 2010. Since the launch Retrofit has gone from strength to strength with reviews and features appearing on Resident Advisor, Dazed Digital, De:Bug, Juno Plus, DJ Mag, Pulse Radio and DJ History....and was picked as label to watch in 2011 on Beatportal. The label is now up to its tenth release as of October 2012. As well as the press, top Djs have also been in on the action, releases heavily supported by the likes of Seth Troxler, Prins Thomas, Ooft, The Revenge, Trevor Jackson, Tornado Wallace, Ben Watt, Pete Herbert, Jacques Renault, Social Disco Club and a ton of others....

2012 saw Jay Shepheard collaborations and remixes from artists like Iron Curtis, Catz N Dogz and Martin Dawson. Along side this there is also a return to his original label of Compost with a fresh Black label EP. This year will see his forthcoming LP entitled Home & Garden, the first full-length both for Shepheard himself and for his label, Retrofit. Since he debuted five years ago, the UK-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer has homed in on a style of deep house that's sunny, understated and slightly disco-flavored. He explores this sound more deeply than ever on Home & Garden, which is about evenly split between club-friendly cuts and easy-going slow-burners that plod along somewhere in the 105 BPM region. He will be playing a rare live set for Surface, and we're very excited to have the man make his Stealth debut for us.

LIVE / Retrofit Podcast April 2012 by Jay Shepheard

EMINDS021 - Jay Shepheard "Fuzzy Border" by electricminds

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Support will come from Surface residents Ellis & King, Luke Jones, Mad D and Kiz & Joe Breslin.

Limited tickets will be £6 adv. More on the door.

For more info check out the Surface Facebook event and the Resident Advisor event.

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