LOCO & JAM are Northern Irish based Techno duo made up of Lloyd Reid and James
Peoples. Formed in 2007 they have went from strength to strength with a list of
productions under their belts on major labels such as 1605, 303 Lovers, Analytic Trail,
MB Elektronics, Rekluse, Respekt Recordings, Phobiq and a lot more…
Their Productions have been getting massive support from some of the worlds biggest Djs
including Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Umek, Marco Bailey, Groove Armada, Joey Beltram to name but a few..
2009 was the first break for Loco & Jam as it seen their remix of Henry Von - Propaganda
make its way on to Carl Cox’s Space Ibiza compilation and was also featured as his
Global Warmer Track Of The Week on his Global Radio Show which has over 10 Million
Second to this release came their massive Medusa Ep on Rekluse which helped push
their names global in a short space of time with the lead track Medusa riding high on the
Beatport charts for nearly 6 months.
2010 was certainly a great year for Loco & Jam as not only have they had releases on
Marco Bailey's MB Elektronics label, Umek's label 1605, Spektre’s Respekt Recordings but
they also remixed for some of Techno's biggest stars including UMEK, MARCO BAILEY, TOM HADES, DJ PIERRE, ELECTRIC RESCUE, MARK ANTONIO, ERPHUN, LUCCA & alot more...
2010 also seen Loco & Jam launch their very own label called CODE with the very first
release a track of their own " Maximus " ride high on the beatport techno chart.. Since then
they have released an amazing catalogue of releases from up-coming and major artists including
Subfractal, Gennaro Le fosse, Tom Hades, Steve Parker, Snello, Henry Von, Sesimal D, Kalden Bess, Audio Injection, BlazV, Dualtec, Anthony Castaldo & Redhead..
The main Goal of the label is to release Good music no matter of it comes from well established
artists or new artists as long as its good quality and something you will find in a Loco & Jam Set.
The guys also had an extensive touring schedule in 2010 with not only finishing off
Umek’s massive Dan Elektronike Festival In Slovenia after artists such as
Christian Smith, Sebastian Leger & Alan Fitzpatrick, Finishing off the 1605 Stage at 4G
Festival in Athens after Umek, Len Faki and Marco Bailey etc, playing Soul Tech
Festival in Mexico City to a massive 15,000 Strong crowd alongside artists such as Popof,
Julien Jeweil & Kolombo etc and playing the world famous Kazantip Festival in Ukraine.
As well as festivals the guys have rocked clubs across the globe including
Forsage Club, Kiev, JJ Club, Vinigradov, Aura Club, Moscow, Crash Mansion, Bristol,
Club Essential, Riga, La Terraza, Juarez, Mexico ( 3 times ) to name but a few
Also in 2010 the guys won the award of Best New Artist at the Irish Dance Music Awards.
2011 has been a great year for their release schedule with Eps, Releases & Remixes already
on labels such as Manuel de La Mares 303 Lovers, BPM Japan, Sasha Carassi's Phobiq, Spektre's
Respekt Recordings, Driving Forces Recordings & Alex Di Stefano's Binary404.
They also Remixed for Mark Antonio on his famous label Analytic Trail on a huge package
alongside artists such as Joseph Capriati, Paco Osuna, The Advent & Industrialyzer & Flavio Diaz.
2011 has seen them get alot more recognition in their own native Ireland with playing alot of gigs at home this year including venues such as Pod, Stiff Kitten, Strand Nightclub & the launch of their own CODE Party at new club Sweet were their guests over the past 6 months included Alan Fitzpatrick, Tom Hades & Fergie.
As well as playing Timbuk2 in Bristol, 2 gigs in Mexico City including the massive Troya Club and Ecatepec Open Air Party and also they made their Spain Debut playing Sol festival in Extremadura alongside Technasia, kenny Larkin, A Guy Called Gerald and Surgeon
to name but a few..
The guys also played at 3 Parties at this years Amsterdam Dance Event including a Jeton Records label showcase with Marco Bailey & Steve Mulder, A Switch presents Sleaze & Driving Forces label showcase with Sasha Carassi, Spektre, Dustin Zahn, Technasia and more and also a Switch Meets Subculture party with Tom Hades.
The week after they played the Massive Mansion festival in Ireland alongside Chris Liebing, Joris Voorn, Dubfire and lots more.
Finishing up 2011 Loco & Jam also started a new residency at the Famous POD Venue in Dublin were they played after Minus new kid on the block Matador, They also made their Budapest Debut at Club Prestige and their German Debut at the Famous U60311 in Frankfurt.
Not content with their CODE Party the guys actually went bait bigger this year and just recently held their own indoor festival called WINTERLAND back on the 26th December with 4 Arenas covering all styles of Dance music and also holding an Arena for Indie Rock Bands. They called on the services of Excentric Boss Fergie to do headline duties of the Techno / House Arena!
Winterland will certainly return in 2012.
LOCO & JAM's first release of 2012 called COLOSSUS hit shops on 16th January on Marco Baileys MB Elektronics and within a few days made its way onto the Beatport Techno charts and was a huge hit for DJs such as Joseph Capriati, Marco Bailey, Tom Hades, Sasha Carassi & loads more.
Coming up they have just signed a joined Ep with Amsterdam duo On/Off to Mark Antonios Analytic Trail imprint as well as a Remix for Drumcomplex on DID Records.
Their first show of 2012 they played to a packed arena at the massive Winterground Festival in Hungary headlining the main arena after acts such as Sinisa Tamamovic & Virgil Enzinger. Also this year catch them making their Austrian debut at Camera Club Vienna in March as well as their Swiss debut at Loop38 in Zurich in March and other shows lined up for Ireland, England, Hungary & Mexico.
The guys have also been booked this year to support the mighty Adam Beyer at the Button Factory in Dublin on 4th May.
With a constant array of high profile productions, remixes and gigs its safe to say that
LOCO & JAM are quickly becoming one of the fastest rising stars on the Techno scene…