Australian DJ / Producer Jaytech has been perfecting his craft for most of his life. James Cayzer (better known as Jaytech, or Jimbo to his friends) was 16 when he first experienced electronic music at a university rave party in Canberra, his hometown. Immediately inspired by what he heard, Jaytech began creating music using a simple computer set-up and his parents’ hi-fi speakers. His first worldwide vinyl release, “Music 101,” was played by DJs around the world, and ultimately BBC’s Radio 1.
Today, roughly 15 years later, Jaytech continues to inspire fans and contemporaries alike. Currently working on his fourth artist album, Jaytech is traveling the USA to seek inspiration and further develop his signature sound, while continuing to DJ in select cities allowing him to connect with his fans.
Jaytech’s musical empire reaches far beyond his accolades as a DJ and artist. Positronic, Jaytech’s first label and home to his third artist album “Awakening,” is a platform to promote up-and-coming artists and break them into the scene. Each month, tens of thousands of fans around the world listen to Jaytech’s long-standing radio show and podcast, one of the first ever mix show podcasts of its kind, and his new “Studio Talk” podcast is a platform where Jaytech interviews his contemporaries in the online music scene.
As he continues to expand his music empire, Jaytech helps producers break new ground with their music through Redplanet Studio, his Seattle-based mixing and mastering facility. With a new label in the works, Jaytech will also soon be taking the electronic music world by storm once again, as he continues to inspire the world through trance and progressive house.
Over the course of his career, Jaytech has appeared at clubs and festivals in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and his homeland, Australia. His big break came in 2006 when Tiësto asked Jaytech to appear on the iconic “In Search of Sunrise” mix compilation series. Shortly thereafter, Jaytech was invited to play alongside British trance legends Above & Beyond at the Sunburn Festival in Goa, India. After making an impression on the Anjunabeats team, and he was invited to London to work in the Anjunabeats headquarters as a studio engineer.
With the release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Everything is OK,” Jaytech toured with Above & Beyond around the globe, appearing at every festival touchpoint imaginable: Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Electric Zoo in New York, as well as the Future Music Festival in Australia.
His mix work has earned him two #1 places on the iTunes US dance album chart with his Anjunadeep 02 and Anjunadeep 03 compilations, the latter of which he debuted during his live set at Trance Around The World 350, streamed live to a listen-in audience of 30 million from the Hollywood Palladium. His smash-hit trance collaboration “Code Red” with Finnish duo Super8 & Tab retained the #1 single on Beatport Trance for two weeks as he toured off the back of the release with the duo. His second artist album “Multiverse” is a time-honoured Anjunabeats favourite.
Jaytech is an international icon for progressive house music worldwide, but his best is yet to come. With his new album and subsequent tour in the works, as well as some exciting and innovative music on the horizon, Jaytech shows no signs of slowing down on his relentless dedication to his craft.