With a steady stream of house, disco and techno releases starting back in 2007 Jay Shepheard is an established and well recognised staple of the genres. Since his early 12″s on Munich’s Compost Black Label, including the breakthrough track ‘Pipes N Sneakers’, Shepheard has gone on to release on a diverse range of labels including Diynamic, Pets Recordings, Freerange, Buzzin Fly, Poker Flat, Paper, Rebirth as well as his own respected Retrofit imprint started in 2010. These releases have earned him nominations for best Deep House and best Nu Disco artist in the Beatport awards as well as much praise from the press and DJ community and top sales positions on both the main vinyl and digital stores.
As well as his studio work Jay is well known for his talent behind the decks, with an ear for music lovingly honed during seven years working at UK online vinyl store Juno Records, and as a live artist, touring consistently throughout Europe, Australia, US and Asia and playing at many of the worlds most respected venues including Fabric London, Panorama Bar Berlin, Arma 17 Moscow, Gottwood Festival and Secretsundaze Off-Sonar. His DJ mixes have also been featured on most of the main podcast platforms including Resident Advisor, Mixmag, DJ Mag, Electronic Groove and Rinse FM to name a few. Jay was also a featured guest on the Resident Advisor Exchange podcast.
Over the past ten years since the debut release Shepheard has gone on to release twenty four original EPs, two albums and over fifty remixes and in late 2016 he made his long awaited Boiler Room debut. So far 2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for Jay, firstly with the release of The Heat EP on Nothing Is Real (the new sister label from Rebirth) followed by the mighty Bullfrogging EP on Pets Recordings out in July. The lead track has been played and charted by some of the biggest names in the scene such as Skream, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn and Dusky as well as achieving high best seller list positions on Beatport and Germany’s top vinyl store Decks.De. Coming up later in 2017 is The Quiet Life EP on Berlin’s underground vinyl only label Chord. Many more original original releases, remixes, DJ Podcasts and tour dates soon to be announced…stay tuned!