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 2012 James' focus has moved to the studio and music production. In collaboration with fellow Sydney DJ Jaded, their debut track “Toni’s Pain“ was released on Beef Records. With huge international DJ support, and all three mixes charting into Deep House top 30 on Beatport.
2014 is already a very busy year for James, especially in the studio as he refines his sound, and aslo as he continues the drive the success of his new label, Trojan House Records, which has released over forty digital tracks, and their debut vinyl 12 release. Trojan's music has been supported, and charted by artists including Richie Hawtin, Hector Couto, Stacey Pullen, Miguel Migs, Sam Divine, Luciano, Joyce Muniz, Pig & Dan, Maya Jane Coles Lee Curtiss, Markus Schulz, Oxia, Danny Krivit, Dubfire, Bushwacka!, Tensnake, Mark Farina, Inland Knights, Max Graham, Sidney Charles, Animal Trainer, The Mekanism, Nick Warren, Hot Since 82 and more...
James' debut EP on his imprint, Trojan House Records will be invading August 2014!