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Welcome back to Open House, and a very special 2-yr anniversary exclusive with the one and only, Jaytech. In a world awash with carbon copy producers, James Cayzer aka Jaytech is a bright exception. Classically trained as a pianist and a perfectionist when it comes to programming, his unique blends of deep melodies and sunny electronic grooves are equally at home in the DJ sets of Sasha or Desyn Masiello as they are in the stadium headlining appearances of Above & Beyond.
Despite his relative youth, Jaytech’s prodigious creativity and prolific work rate (he started producing at just 14 and released his first track at 16) have seen him rise up as the most consistent artist on the popular Anjunadeep imprint — even releasing the label’s first full artist album through 2008’s ‘Everything Is Ok’, and hitting number one twice in the iTunes dance chart, both with his Anjunadeep 02 mix compilation in 2010 and again in 2011 with Anjunadeep 03.
Long chosen as the warm-up DJ of choice for Above & Beyond, Jaytech is now taking off as a headline DJ in his own right. Chosen to headline the Anjunadeep room for the label’s flagship party at the Miami WMC, he remains the number one headline DJ within the core Anjunadeep family. Jaytech’s most promising mix work to date, Anjunadeep 03, is the latest annual label collection and features 29 largely unreleased tracks that range from deep, dark and hypnotic techno sounds to upbeat, uplifting electronic house grooves.
Proof of his rising stock behind the turntables, a packed DJ diary has recently taken in dates at Ibiza’s Amnesia, London’s Brixton Academy and Japan’s world-famous Womb. In the past year he has also traveled the vast corners of his Australian homeland with the Future Music Festival and taken his uplifting and perfectly paced sound on tour in America — more recently with Above & Beyond for their TATW350 event in Los Angeles, where his set was broadcast live across the globe to a listen-in audience of 30 million.
Often uplifting but never obvious, Jaytech is a force on an unstoppable rise right now. And his journey is only just beginning. Enjoy this special episode with the talented Aussie.
Jaytech’s Track List:
01) Jacob Henry & Coastal – Serengeti (Coastal Rework)
02) David Folkebrant – Supremacy
03) Soundprank – Boundless Energy
04) Sergey Tkachev & Alexey Sonar – Flying Spirals (Matao Remix)
05) Rasmus Faber – Good Time Come Back (Dub)
06) Levente Marton – There’s Always A Way Out
07) Mindset – Borealis
08) Suspect 44 – Neon Feel
09) Jaytech – Synergy
10) Mat Zo – Bipolar