International DJ, Producer and record label owner Jason Jollins has been a driving force behind the underground electronic dance music movement in New York City since the late 1990's, considered throughout the industry as New York City's top Progressive DJ.
In a scene where producers often hold the spotlight, Jason has built a global following based primarily on his DJ sets, with his production work complementing his "DJ" career rather than defining it.
Best known for his extended genre-bending DJ sets, Jason has steadily built a reputation for cutting-edge dance floor selections weaved together with precision mixing. His eclectic, diverse and emotional sets are truly a reflection of his evolution as a performer, and reflect not only years of experience but also years of innovation as well.
All of this is not hard to imagine given Jason's early found passion for music and performance. From a very young age, it was clear to him that music was his mission, and already turning heads in his youth, Jason's early DJ sets in the nineties created a demand that transformed his passion into a full fledged career.
Jason started DJ'ing during the late 1980's. Initially spinning freestyle and house music, he continued to cultivate his DJ skills through the early nineties, embracing his love and talent for the art.
In 2008, Jason coined the term "Tech-Prog" to describe his unique sound; a skillful blending of progressive house with techno, tech-house and trance elements.
Over the past 10 years, Jason has held residencies at some of New York City's most prestigious venues such as Crobar, Centro Fly, Filter 14 and Avalon while also holding down a former Godskitchen NY residency.
For the past 4 years, Jason has held a residency with New York City's top electronic dance music production company Made Event at the city's biggest venues and outdoor events such as Roseland Ballroom, Nokia Theatre and Electric Zoo. When he is not playing for Made Event, he can be found performing extended headlining sets at the world famous super club Pacha New York.
Throughout his career he has shared the stage with many other renowned DJs such as Sasha, Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk, Steve Lawler, Lee Burridge, Juan Atkins, Armin Van Buuren, Marcus Schulz, Hernan Cattaneo, Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Anthony Pappa, Darren Emerson, Oscar G, Ferry Corsten, Sander Van Doorn, Max Graham, and many others.
Outside of New York, Jason has a jam-packed international touring schedule where he has earned a loyal following at some of the world's finest venues. He has also headlined and co-headlined for the biggest clubbing franchises in the world such as Ministry of Sound, Godskitchen, Ibiza Open, Pacha, Space, and he was the only American DJ billed for the world renowned Creamfields Central Europe 2009 festival.
In 1998 while attending Rutgers University, Jason started an event production and event promotion company called United Underground to serve as a platform for local, national, and international talent to share their passion within their craft. Since its conception, United Underground has produced events at some of the biggest nightclubs in New York City while also helping to promote some of New York City's most prominent events.
2002 was a big year for Jason in terms of exposure as he was featured in the United States biggest clubbing culture magazine "BPM" for taking 1st place Progressive House mix in the BPM magazine dj contest. In the same year, Jason entered two important internet based DJ competitions held on the New York Tranceaddict.com forum and the Europe based Global Underground Forum where he took 1st place in both.
Amidst acquiring exposure on the DJ front, Jason started his record label Acute Recordings. Launched in May of 2002, Acute releases have graced the charts and playlists of many of the world's top talent including #1 charted releases on the prestigious balance record pool, #1 best selling tracks on beatport.com, and with releases creating buzz in several magazines and media sources.
club1.jpgThroughout the years, Jason has appeared on radio stations throughout the world and on many of the top radio stations on the internet. Jason held a monthly radio show on Proton Radio for over 5 years being one of the first dj's to host a live Proton Radio dj show. Jason has also hosted shows on DLA Radio (Dance Latino America Radio), Stream.fm in Bulgaria, Di.Fm (Digitally Imported Radio), and the top internet radio station in Greece DanceRadio.Gr. Currently, Jason directs his music sharing focus into his popular "Jason Jollins Podcast" on iTunes which features dj sets recorded from his live performances around the world and available for free download.
Jason has appeared on television programs such as MTV and Fashion TV in several countries while his international performances have been sponsored by companies such as Red Bull, Heineken, Johnny Walker, Marlboro, Camel and Coca-Cola to name a few.
These opportunities have considerably elevated Jason's status as a DJ and have given him the platform needed to form the strong following of fans that he has today.
In 2010, Jason will continue to tour around the country and globally while releasing the quality tracks that fans have come to expect from Acute Recordings. Jason's diligent work and sacrifices have not gone unnoticed; his passion for music continues to inspire him while his profile continues to rise.