Jason KayeGenre: UKG / House & Garage Country: UK
Jason Kaye ‘The Master’ of the Underground UK Garage scene, His talents have been recognised with a healthy collection of awards including the Dance Recognition Award for his contribution to the music scene and also Best Record Label Sidewinder Award two years running.
He has led the pack in the most influential music genres including Acid House, Hardcore, Jungle and UK Garage. Jason Kaye was there and instrumental in the explosion of the movement, that was the RAVE SCENE. With DJ Mikee B and MC Mad P, Top Buzz was soon conceived. Becoming major players on the early rave scene, as well as pioneers and innovators of the newer drum ‘n’ bass sound that was soon to be introduced. There wasn’t a rave or club that Top Buzz didn’t play Nationally or internationally. “Living In Darkness” was conceived and went on to top the dance charts resulting in it becoming the biggest selling underground dance track of the year. Jason went on to remixing, including The Prodigy's "Weather Experience" (part of their "Fire EP") which achieved a top 10 national chart position.
As the jungle scene mutated and diversified he progressed towards playing the mellower sounds of House & Garage,. now DJ'ing as “Jason Kaye”and hailed as one of the most technically advanced mixers, playing all over the world including Europe, Miami, Dubai and New York as well as playing at a variety of major UK promotions including Rave Nation and Garage Nation, which he and rave promoter turned actor Terry Stone Created .
Applying his Midas touch to various projects His record label 'Social Circles', partnered with producer Steve Gurley and Russell Tait, releasing a constant catalogue of quality tunes. Jason Then went on too launch the career of double BRIT award winner Ms Dynamite, with the smash hit “Booo!” achieving a No.12 national chart position.
Jason has ventured into the world of film and provided the soundtracks and scores for a number of films. These include Bonded by Blood and Payback Season with Bafta Award winner Adam Deacon. Jason was also the music supervisor on Get Lucky, Gateway Films.
The effect he has had on other artists has been well documented, Roni Size has quoted him as his main musical influence and Goldie has also noted his respect for him on his notorious "Timeless" album. Alex P the House legend has also written about Top Buzz and their influence on him in his formative musical years! !
Prince William confirmed his love of UK Garage and quoted Jason Kaye as being one of his favourite DJ’s in a tabloid interview!!!He is Ian Wright's favourite DJ, as mentioned on Sky TV, requesting for Jason to play at the Annual Official PFA party three years in a row. One of The most successful UK acts was Oasis. Who would they ask to play at their private after-gig parties whenever they were in town? Jason Kaye himself!
Wanted and loved by the celebrity and club fraternity alike, Jason Kaye is a force to be reckoned with.