He may not be tall enough to play in the NBA but James Petrou is a rising star on the music scene. During a period in electronic music in which every second person is a DJ or producer his passion for good music and eclectic sound sets him apart from the herd.
Born in Bringelly and raised on a farm, James grew up on a diet of classic rock, disco and funk and these early influences permeate his style. Far more concerned with the quality of a tune and its ability to elicit a reaction in the listener than its genre or what record label it’s on James’ music is a forward thinking blend of throbbing bass-lines, groovy drums and tweaked vocals all designed to get the sweat dripping off the walls.
Like many modern day artists his love affair with electronic music started on the other side of the turntables. He fell in love with house music in the late nineties and hasn’t looked back. A true music lover if he isn’t in the studio or behind the decks he is probably losing it on a dance floor somewhere.
As a DJ, James has played all over the Sydney scene at events such as S.A.S.H., The Likes of You, Bare Essentials, Kontrast, Golden Cage and The Church of Techno. He has also supported international artists such as Inxec, Steve Lawler, Oliver Koletzki and Guti as well as throwing his own notorious roof top and illegal beach parties under the kinky disco moniker.
More recently, James' focus has moved to the studio and his music productions. In collaboration with fellow Sydney Dj Jaded, their first track 'Toni’s Pain’ is signed to Beef Records and scheduled for release in April as a 4 track EP including remixes from Inxec and No Artificial Colours.
In 2013, James is working on getting his record label Trojan House Records fully established as well as preparing an arsenal of original music and remixes ready for release.
Invading your record crate soon....