Foremost Jay Tripwire is a DJ and his craft goes back to when every party was vinyl only and there was no sync button,
an ethos still to this day Jay adheres to. He doesnt use record box and still mixes by ear.
As a DJ he has over 25 years under his belt professionally and has toured extensively for 20 years solid, with gigs taking him to over 200 cities worldwide.
His finely crafted extended sets deviate from the norm and as a DJ he encompasses a very wide range of underground music,.Decades of digging for quality obscure music- both on vinyl and digital over the last 30 years. For gigs he prepares extensively with his personally crafted re edits to match his signature style of long drawn out blends to create a rich tapestry of audio where its not easy to tell where one song starts and the other ends. As a guest resident at Mr. C’s legendary “SuperFreq” parties and a regular contributor to the label. Jay has been part of Superfreq events at BPM festival, NYC for Resolute, Alec Baldwins 63rd birthday,
and of course Fabric in London. His contributions to the label dominate its top 10 sales.
Jay has played many of the worlds top clubs- over the last 20 years-ones that are current, ones that only older people
would know. He also is found at various underground spots that don”t have a fancy name- just sweaty walls and a sound-system. Always sitting slightly off-center Jay Tripwire is an artist that walks the line as industry staple and ever changing innovator.
Releasing one standout release after another. It was his early vinyl releases that cemented his place as an originator and led to releasing well over 300 vinyl records and hundreds of digital projects. The accumulated sales are in the millions, inspiring generations of DJs and producers from all over the world. Jay has been in the Beatport top 100 since very regularly, and has hit the chart in almost every genre.
#1 in MINIMAL #7 in FUNK R AND B #8 in TECH HOUSE #10 in BREAKS #10 in INDIE DANCE NU DISCO
#12 in DANCE #14 in MINIMAL DEEP TECH #17 in ELECTRONICA #18 in TECHNO #24 in HOUSE
#24 in DEEP HOUSE #28 in MINIMAL DEEP TECH #29 in PROGRESSIVE HOUSE #33 in FUNK SOUL DISCO
#40 in CHILL OUT #42 in ELECTRONICA DOWNTEMPO #47 in HIP HOP #96 in INTERPRETIVE SWAN DANCE
Currently he has been working at different tunings using 432 and 528 and writing things with certain healing frequencies in
mind. His last full length album titled “8channels” was the first outing in this new direction. 2019/2020
Jay has a forthcoming onslaught of vinyl only and digital remixes for many labels. As per usual the Tripwire production machine never stops. 2019 saw the re release of his classic vinyl catalog from both the Jay Tripwire and Mr_Barcode monikers. The sales were unprecedented and had so many of the top names in the game buying the complete works. Witching Hour is a new project, a vinyl only label and a series of branded parties at Vancouver’s legendary Gorgomish nightclub. Jay plays the full night and takes the listener on an extended journey via one of North Americas best sound systems. Gorgomish has been his long term residency for over over 15 years, since the clubs inception.