LABELS: Flash, Bedrock, Alleanza, Elevate, Cocoon, Rekids
There are few electronic music lovers that haven’t already heard Jamie Anderson’s work, not only through his own broad spectrum of production talents across the colours of House and Techno music but also from his high quality DJ and live performances around the globe.
Now based in the city of Berlin Jamie comes from a strong musical background growing up around musicians in West London and training in improvisation and keyboards with Jazz aficionado Dave Buxton whilst living in Bristol in the late 1980’s. Having first made his name internationally in the early 90’s by fusing elements of Detroit Techno, Modern Jazz and Chicago House released through his influential Artform record label he soon became recognised as a pioneer of the Tech-House genre.
In the studio Jamie has delivered numerous classic recordings such as; Jamie Anderson & Jesse Rose ‘Body Jackin feat Steve Silk Hurley’ (International Deejay Gigolos), Jamie Anderson ‘Black Sun’ (NRK), ‘Can’t Stop’ (Artform), ‘Time Is Now’ (NRK), ‘Cyclone feat K-Alexi’ (Mija Recordings), ‘Dark Reflection’ (Rotation) and ‘Inova’ (Artform).
His diversity as an artist has led to collaborative studio projects with Jesse Rose, Owain K, Jerome Krom, Louis Osbourne, Roberto, Deepgroove, Dave Taylor and Florian Meindl resulting in many highly acclaimed releases on some of the world’s most respected labels including; Bedrock, Alleanza, Cocoon, Rekids, Dessous, Flash, 100% Pure, Fossil Archive, Made To Play, Defected, Play It Down, Outland, Rotation, Hope, Immigrant, and Coincidence. His groundbreaking debut album was released in 2001; Jamie Anderson ‘Blue Music’ (NRK), and collaboration album with Deepgroove ‘13Machines’ (Harthouse) in 2009.
Whilst also producing and performing under several guises over the years including O&A, Idiotproof and Payme, Jamie has engineered countless releases for many well-known artists and, additionally as a prolific remixer, having worked on projects for high-profile acts such as Dave Angel, Nick Holder, Riva Starr, Chic, Armand Van Helden, X-Press 2, Michel De Hey, Jesse Rose, Oliver Lieb, The Hacker, Paolo Mojo, Armin Van Burren, Francois Dubois, Kerri Chandler, Onionz and Audio Bullys.
As a DJ and Live act, his legendary performances at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Watergate, Sisyphos and Chalet clubs, Dance Valley and Loveland Festivals in Amsterdam, Zouk in Singapore, Love Parade San Francisco, Moondance Festival in Croatia, Cocoon and System in Leeds, Global Gathering in the UK along with regular tours of Asia, USA, Europe and South America have all contributed towards establishing his strong world-wide fan-base.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
I’m good thanks! Today I’m locked in my basement studio finishing tracks and catching up with emails.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
Recently I’ve released on Florian Meindl’s Flash label with Musa EP and Nubu EP and an exclusive vinyl 12’ alongside Rekord 61, STRISC and Avgusto featuring my track ‘Omikron’. At the beginning of this year I made a vinyl-exclusive release on Muesex Industries with Tesseract EP. Last month a released ‘Event Horizon / Bahia’ on Bedrock with a remix from Darren Emerson.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
Most recently it would probably be Event Horizon on Bedrock. Over previous years perhaps ‘Black Sun’ and Radio Slave remix of ‘Time Is Now’ on NRK, ‘Body Jackin’ on International Deejay Gigolos, ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘Predator’ Artform and ‘Corrugata’ with Roberto on Fossil Archive.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I have an EP due soon with the New York based On Edge Society label which features a remix from Ray Kajioka and followed by an EP on Alleanza with a remix from Robert Babicz, I also just signed two track release on Pig&Dan’s Elevate label. At some point this year I plan to relaunch my Artform label.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
I’ve always enjoyed playing in Berlin so several years ago decided to make the city my home. There are always great underground Techno parties here and a high concentration of great clubs and creative people.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Flash @ Arena, Berlin.
Family Grooves, Croatia.
Made To Play @ Panoramabar, Berlin.
Artform @ DLS, Sheffield.
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Env3 – Typ 10 (Mark Broom Remix)
Mono Junk Vs. Mesak – Deep in My Mono Mind (Roberto EDIT)
Jamie Anderson – Inova (Roberto’s Groove mix)
Mark Broom – One Sound (DJ Hyperactive Remix)
Jamie Anderson – Sphere
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Stefan Weise – The Times (Sierra Sam Remix)
Andre Crom – Syncopate (2000 and One Remix)
Florian Meindl – Loader’s Number
Roberto & Jamie Anderson – Corrugata
Jamie Anderson – Omikron
Heiko Laux – Dry Me
Laurent Garnier – 1-4 Doctor C’est Chouette
Frankyeffe – Electric City
Truncate – Model 2 (Slam Remix)
Jamie Anderson – Sequence (Ray Kajioka Remix)
Planetary Assault Systems – Twelve (Marcel Fengler Rework)
E-Dancer – Forces (Extended Mix)
Nierreich – The Empty Page