The Shazam Experience
DJ/Producer/Founder of The Shazam Experience (www.facebook.com/theshazamexperience) and CEO of www.housecharts.net
Described by Time Off Magazine (21/01/09) as "Dance Music Magicians", The Shazam Experience (aka Shazam) is an Australian live house music act originating from the Gold Coast and have performed under this name both in Australia and overseas for the last 6 years.
The live act incorporates a DJ set (playing both their own originals, as well as tracks by other artists) with live vocalists, sound effects and live instrumentalists (sax, keys, trumpet, guitar, percussion & didjeribone)!
Their style of music is House music in all its forms (Soulful, Latino, Deep, Tribal, Progressive & Tech House), fused with Funk & Nu Disco. As claimed by In The Mix (01/12/09) "If Crazy Penis ever made sweet love with Deadmau5 their lovechild would be The Shazam Experience".
The live act has rocked dancefloors across the globe with their unique funk filled shows, including performing live for MTV Europe and headlining internationally renowned Mediterranean dance festival Summer Dance (which over the years has graced the likes of Junior Jack, Kid Creme, Darren Emerson and Gabriel & Dresden, to name a few).
Following the release of their debut Lost In Surfers Paradise EP on Dektek Records in 2010. In December 2013 Swiss label TronTronic Entertainment released The Shazam Experience's debut album Cosmic Confessions...a journey from the brighter, funkier, more soulful spacey house grooves of the sun...to the darker, edgier cosmic tech & progressive sounds of the moon :-)
With singles from the album also being released on RaMBunktious (Miami) and Respect Music Records, receiving regular airplay in Australia and being supported by the likes of Roger Sanchez, Erick Morillo, Carl Kennedy, Johnny Gleeson and Phonatics, to name a few.
The opening track on the album, Venus to Mars, featured on the official Miami WMC compilation CD for 2012! Since then, tracks from the album (as well as remixes) have gone on to achieve charting success in 2013-2015 in all the major dance music charting platforms, such as Beatport.Com, Traxsource.Com, HouseCharts.Net, Rdio.Com, DeejayWorx.Com, ZipDJ.Com, Swiss Dance Charts, Leggo.FM, Spinnin' Records Talent Pool, MusikLounge.Net and Respect Music Radio.
From 2012 till 2014 The Shazam Experience hosted their own radio show The Sound of Shazam on 105.7 Radio Metro Sunday nights at 10pm. The show was voted 2nd favourite shows of the year on the radio station, in 2013.
In 2014, Jay moved to Thailand to work on new music, expand his HouseCharts.Net and The Shazam Experience brands and commence a new series of club nights and day parties on his favourite tropical stomping ground, the big party island of Phuket!
You can catch Jay playing solo as Jay Please or with his band as The Shazam Experience live show. The Shazam Experience can perform anything from a live 7 piece setup, to a simpler duo set. Their most popular booking is a 4 piece show (DJ, vocalist, plus 2 instrumentalists).
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Jay Please’s tracks