Jason Blakemore is one of the original Los Angeles underground house/techno DJs. Back in 'Nam they called him DJ TRANCE. Before that they called him Jammin J. Somehow he has graced the stage at every major festival in the Southern California area including Coachella, EDC, Jujubeats, Nocturnal Wonderland, Narnia, Audiotistic, Space,, blablablabla basically everything. Blakemore has played in every major city in the USA, as well as numerous tours in Mexico, Canada, and Europe. His name and skills are known all over the U.S. and internationally.
Jason has run three record labels: Bassex, Fiveleg and Life Music. His music has been published on labels such as Life Music, Whiskey Pickle, Bassex, Yeti, Watergate, Nuphonic, Fiveleg, AcropollisRPM, Plastik, Stupendous, Depth, Sm:)e, Action Go Now, Deep Vibes and more. BORING. Blakemore has been part of music projects with Markus Schulz, The Chemical Brothers, Sascha Dive, Garth, Wally Callerio, Natural Rhythm, Knoe1 and 6blocc. He produced the hit songs “PURE”, “Suspicion” and so many others.
He is a down to earth person and an amazing live performer; his quick mixing skills have captivated fans for more than two decades. Slicing and splicing records back and forth, he is the true definition of an old school DJ still insisting on taking the crowd on a journey with every set.
Quick Facts: From Los Angeles, United States. Plays mostly tech house. Began performing in 1992. Used the name DJ Trance from 1992-1996.
Rarely wears shoes.
Talks to birds, raccoons, and squirrels.
Was the first DJ in the Solar System.
Invented the 4/4 drum beat, the cymbal pattern, and the bassline.
He also created the sampler, the keyboard and the computer.
When Mike Sckotleeonibergly of the New York Times recently asked Blakemore, "What is cutting edge?," Jason paused and then answered, "Warning! Cutting edge is sharp! DO NOT TOUCH!"
Comments by JASON BLAKEMORE
@souffle-1: somehow still truckin 24 years later #blessedandstoked
@memoandrex: That bassline tho