“A full pelt wavering between tribal moments,& more modest slabs of Detroit-inspired soul.
The crowd respond at every turn.” – Steve McLay, DJ MAG
Always sitting slightly off-centre, Jay Tripwire is an artist that walks the line as industry staple and ever changing innovator,
releasing one standout release after another. His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades, with over 200 releases and four full length albums.
He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with dozens of EPs and a whole host of remixes having dropped on labels including Superfreq, Tonality, Pokerflat, 1Trax, Baker Street, Deep Data, SOCO Audio and System.
Whilst the term ‘legendary’ is often bandied about with little thought, in Jay’s case we could say just that – his personal arsenal of re-edits and comfort in arranging extended DJ sets lasting eight hours or more certainly demonstrates a talent that deviates from standard fare. Jay also still supports, buys and plays vinyl, and actively seeks out records to play at gigs. When Tripwire is on the decks he plays a vinyl / USB set that contains no laptop djing.
Jay’s work has been featured on numerous compilations, notably from Cocoon, Fabric, Renaissance, Journeys by DJ, Ultra & Bedrock,
and is supported by a diverse spectrum of dance culture from house luminaries such as Doc Martin and Kerri Chandler to techno legends Steve Bug and Laurent Garnier. And now with anticipated releases and remixes imminent, the Tripwire production wheel is still very much in motion, and on its way to a turntable near you.