Producer. DJ. Singer.
Hear the sound of an R&B groove bouncing with an Afro / Caribbean rhythm, body-rolling to a hip-hop flow floating over an electronic bed and you might find Jāmin (pronounced jaymin) at the fader. The rare open format international DJ who produces, writes, plays, engineers and sings. Jāmin has made a career making and playing music without borders, working independently, and collaborating with artists across genres and cultures.
His songs bring artists and styles together from the U.S., U.K., Jamaica, Colombia, India, Sri Lanka, and Mexico. His tracks simultaneously move the body and speak to both the shared human experience and issues plaguing our times, calling for light, leadership, community, unity and beauty. A strong current of personal responsibility flows while he creates sonic space to contemplate vulnerability, sacrifice, loss, and pain, and to honor human dynamics. The pulse is rooted in his perspective as a DJ – move the body.
Jāmin has crafted a collection of songs for our times, engineered to his own eclectic beat. Raised on a Pennsylvania farm where impromptu family jam sessions were a regular feature as was community advocacy, finding his voice in the mosaic of sounds available to the DJ. After going on global tour at 18 as a DJ for Geffen Records’ Girls Against Boys, he mixed beats for label artists, built Brooklyn music studio Ishlab (a$ap Rocky, Jet, Jadakiss, Marc E Bassy, MIA, DJ Sasha, Roberta Flack, Mac Miller (RIP)) and gained acceptance into NYU’s Steinhardt School—a first for a DJ who couldn’t read or write music. He then founded Project Rhythm, a non-profit that has equipped over 2,000 children in New York City and internationally with life skills through the collaborative process of producing their own original songs.
After years of facilitating and uplifting people through music, he is now making his own music to inspire and celebrate the human experience. With his music, Jāmin aims to invite movement and spark movements, whether to make moments, make change, or make babies, each song reflects the ties that bind us all together.