With a new mix on www.soulshack.podomatic.com each month, DJ-J-ME started "The Soul Shack" in November 2005 on soulstream networks as a way to share with the world his take on 'good' music...made with soul. From soulful & classic house to nu disco & chillwave to neo-soul & nu-jazz to rn'b to old school, funk and 'real' hip hop, it's all fair game on "The Soul Shack". Each month, depending on Jamie's mood you may hear any or all of the above music - sometimes a mixed bag of 'all things soulful', sometimes just a particular theme or genre...but always soulful!
Check this podcast for the latest Soul Shack mixes & playlists (and check www.dj-j-me.podomatic.com for mainstream promo mixes)
Like most children of the ‘80’s, Jamie grew up listening to mainstream radio and what is now known as retro and new wave, but after discovering ‘college radio’ and shows like “Dave’s Dance Music” and “The Fantastic Voyage/Power Move Show” on 88.1 CKLN, he discovered a love for hip hop and dance/house music. Over the years his musical boundaries deepened as he found soulful house (on a record shopping trip to Vinylmania & Dancetracks NYC) and started his pursuit of digging up the soul & funk musical origins of today's hip hop & house while still embracing the music from his childhood.
DJ-J-ME started his career as a mobile dj but over the past 10 years he has been building a reputation as one of the leaders of Toronto’s ‘next generation’ of djs, bringing his soulful & eclectic sound to upscale venues such as Trump, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotel, Maro, Liberty Grand, Spin & Blowfish (including 8 years of performances during TIFF for celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Mat Damon, Kevin Spacey, Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher, Josh Brolin, Josh Hartnett, Zach Galifianakis etc., a Toronto Raptor’s Season launch party for Chris Bosh and team and a John Legend CD Release party) while still doing corporate events for clients such as Ford, GE & LinkedIn, New Years Eve at venues ranging from the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls to the Hardrock Café in Toronto’s Skydome as well as countless weddings and private events. Internationally he has dj’d in New York City, Chicago and Miami’s South Beach (where he’s impressed DJ Jazzy Jeff & Cee-Lo Green during his Adidas in-store performances and done numerous other WMC performances as well as regular nights/events at the Standard Hotel, Gansevoort Rooftop & Delano Hotel (where it was suggested he should get the Saturday night residency, but the commute from Toronto was a little far!)).
His music style is a mature, sexy and soulful mix of house, chill wave, daytime disco, old school, re-edits, sophisticated retro, classic hip hop, Rn’B, future soul and lounge vibes, but thanks to his supreme versatility, diverse experience and heightened ability to read a crowd, he can also seamlessly add mainstream/top 40, classic rock, oldies… (basically whatever the crowd dictates) into the mix with ease. DJ-J-ME is one of the rare few djs that combines the flare and technical abilities of a club dj, with the music knowledge and sensibilities of a mobile dj to provide the perfect musical backdrop no matter the crowd, venue or type of event.
Impressing everyone who hears his mixes, there’s no telling where else you’ll be hearing this dj in the future!
For booking inquiries contact Jamie @ jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca
DJ-J-ME (The Soul Shack)’s tracks