Jay Tripwire at Smartbar: December 29 2016

    Thursday Dec 29th, 2016
    Tis’ the season…

    3feetdeep & Smartbar Chicago
    Proudly Presents:

    ★★★ JAY TRIPWIRE ★★★ Vancouver, BC, Canada
    (Superfreq, Poker Flat Recordings, Cityfox, Desert Hearts, fabriclondon)


    Around the turn of the century, Jay Tripwire burst onto the international scene with a run of remarkable singles, tracks that practically defined tech-house with their heavy percussion and detroit atmospheres. While beatmakers around the world strove to imitate that sound, Tripwire evolved, developing a more melodic and sophisticated style marked by shifting chords and kaleidoscopic arrangements and created a production style that created a whole new underground movement and sound. “His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms”(DJ Mag) has led a career spanning two decades, with over 300 vinyl releases, 2 commercial mixed cd compilations, and six full length albums. He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with an average of 15 releases per year and with numerous tracks hitting the Beatport top 10 for Techno, Deep House and Tech House sections respectively. He is always in demand as a remixer, averaging 15+ remixes per year.

    Jay has been honoured by being named by Future Music magazine- alongside Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard, Charles Webster, Atjazz, and Tom Middleton as being one of the most influentual Innovators in house music for “The thoughtful minimal stylings of Jay Tripwire.” 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 has made appearances in over 200 cities worldwide and some of his most memorable gigs have been in his 11 years of appearances at Fabric London- a venue that has changed his approach to Djing and his production sound. Mr. Tripwire is a man who stayed put while all of his his fellow Canadians packed up and moved to Berlin. Jay opted to stay in Vancouver and continues to play at select underground parties and clubs, with his cult like following in tow to whichever party they can hear their hometown hero at. As a music programmer Jay has organized and brought loads of talent to Vancouver, many of which for their first time to the city, not only exposing people to music through his own Dj sets, but also exposing people to new artists and DJs. 2013 was a big year for collaboration projects with friends that will make their mark in 2014 and reads like a list of who’s who. You will see collabs from the like of Pig and Dan, Joeski, Grant Dell, Dzeta n Basile, Jordan Peak, Sen-Sei, Dead Echo, David Rowlanz and an upcoming collaboration with Brett Johnson.

    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, Laurent Garnier, Anja Schneider, Marc Romboy and the world renowned John Digweed. With anticipated releases and remixes imminent, the Tripwire production wheel is still very much in motion and on its way to a club near you.
    + Support from:

    HUMMINGBIRD (Vested, 3feetdeep Chicago)

    JORDAN BRADLEY (Smartbar Chicago, 3feetdeep Chicago)

    JOSHUA ADAM (Gramaphone Records, 3feetdeep Chicago)

    BERKO (3feetdeep Chicago)


    3730 N. Clark Street
    Chicago, IL
    21 & Over / 10PM

    $10 Advance pre-sale, $12 Before Midnight, $15 After


    House Music magazine publishing for more than 12 years from Chicago, covering Deep House, Soulful House, Techno, Synth, Disco and every flavor of underground electronic music.


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