New York City
International DJ, Producer and record label owner Jason Jollins has been a driving force behind the underground electronic dance music movement in New York City since the late 1990's, considered throughout the industry as one of New York City's top EDM DJ's.
In a scene where producers often hold the spotlight, Jason has built a global following based primarily on his DJ sets, with his production work complementing his "DJ" career rather than defining it.
Best known for his extended genre-bending DJ sets, Jason has steadily built a reputation for cutting-edge dance floor selections weaved together with precision mixing. His eclectic, diverse and emotional sets are truly a reflection of his evolution as a performer, and reflect not only years of experience but also years of innovation as well.
All of this is not hard to imagine given Jason's early found passion for music and performance. From a very young age, it was clear to him that music was his mission, and already turning heads in his youth, Jason's early DJ sets in the nineties created a demand that transformed his passion into a full fledged career.
Throughout the years, Jason has held residencies at some of New York City's most prestigious venues such as Crobar, Centro Fly, Filter 14 and Avalon while also holding down a former Godskitchen NY residency.
From 2006 to 2010, Jason has played regularly with New York City's top electronic dance music production company Made Event at the city's biggest venues and outdoor events such as Electric Zoo, Roseland Ballroom and Nokia Theatre while also performing extended headlining sets at the world famous super club Pacha New York.
Outside of New York, Jason has performed throughout the world earning a loyal following at some of the world's finest venues. He has headlined and co-headlined for the biggest clubbing franchises in the world such as Ministry of Sound, Godskitchen, Ibiza Open, Pacha, Space (to name a few) and he was the only American DJ billed for the world renowned Creamfields Central Europe 2009 festival.
Throughout his career, Jason has also shared the stage with many other world renowned DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Marcus Schulz, Paul Van Dyk, Sasha, Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Ferry Corsten, Sander Van Doorn, Carl Cox, Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Lawler, Lee Burridge, Jimmy Van M, Anthony Pappa, Darren Emerson, Oscar G and many others.
2002 was a big year for Jason in terms of exposure as he was featured in the United States biggest clubbing culture magazine "BPM" for taking 1st place Progressive House mix in the BPM magazine dj contest. In the same year, Jason entered two important internet based DJ competitions held on the New York Tranceaddict.com forum and the Europe based Global Underground Forum where he took 1st place in both.
Amidst acquiring exposure on the DJ front, Jason started his record label Acute Recordings. Launched in May of 2002, Acute releases have graced the charts and playlists of many of the world's top talent including #1 charted releases on the prestigious balance record pool, a #1 best selling track on beatport.com, and with releases creating buzz in several magazines and media sources.
Throughout the years, Jason has appeared on radio stations throughout the world and on many of the top radio stations on the internet. Jason held a monthly radio show on Proton Radio for over 5 years being one of the first dj's to host a live Proton Radio dj show. Jason has also hosted shows on DLA Radio (Dance Latino America Radio), Stream.fm in Bulgaria, Di.Fm (Digitally Imported Radio) and the top internet radio station in Greece DanceRadio.Gr. Currently, Jason directs his music sharing focus into his popular "Jason Jollins Podcast" on iTunes which features free downloads of his live performances around the world.
Jason has appeared on television programs such as MTV and Fashion TV in several countries while his international performances have been sponsored by top brands such as Red Bull, Heineken, Johnny Walker, Marlboro, Camel and Coca-Cola to name a few.
These opportunities have considerably elevated Jason's status as a DJ and have given him the platform needed to form the strong following of fans that he has today.
In 2011, Jason decided to take a break from DJ'ing, only playing a few select local events in New York City with the occasional international gig.