BACKGROUND

As a child I mainly listened to Kraftwerk’s Computer World album, Laurie Anderson’s album Big Science and at age 12 Michael Jackson (Bad) and the Pet Shop Boys (Very).
In my youth from 1993 I was thrilled by the emerging music television (Viva Housefrau/Berlin House, MTV Partyzone) and music shows on the radio (Steve Mason’s Experience on BFBS, Raum und Zeit with Klaus Fiehe on WDR Einslive, and Evosonic Radio). I discovered Techno, House, Trance, Jungle (Drum and Bass) and Chillout (Ambient) and listened to music from the charts with a lot of Euro Dance and Hip Hop.
I discovered Electro/Electrofunk in 1996 through the VHS video mixtape X-Mix Electro Boogie (! K7) by Dave Clarke. The combination of the 3D computer animations with the funky beats and the futuristic mood laid the foundation for my audiovisual, epic multimedia performance ELEKTRO BODY FORCE.
During this time I also discovered electronic dance music and experimental electronics in the Cologne record stores Delirium (later Kompakt), Groove Attack and a-Musik and started to produce own electronic dance music and rap on the computer.
I studied historical and systematic musicology after graduation, then had one year of piano and singing lessons and sang in choir for two years. During my studies in the early 2000s, I experimented a lot with music software, my voice and video and I learned about media art, club culture and the history of electronic music.

 

GEAR

KORG ELECTRIBE 2 (2015) / NOVATION NOVA 2011 / ABLETON LIVE (2001) / JESKOLA BUZZ (2000) / IMPULSE TRACKER (1995)


 

CV

since 2015
URBAN GUERILLA PERFORMANCES as JAY DATA with KORG ELECTRIBE 2 Synthesizer Groovebox as an all-in-one solution
MUSIC TUTOR with WORKSHOPS on live performance & electronic music production without a computer

since 2014
EPIC ELECTRO MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCES with collective ELEKTRO BODY FORCE

2014-2017
BAR RESIDENT at the Zoo Schänke Bar as DJ / live act duo BON & JAY

2011-2015
Organization of PRODUCER MEETUPS (Kölner Treff für Elektronische Musiker)

2001-2008
MAGISTER STUDIES MUSICOLOGY (University of Cologne)
– Electronic Music (History & Production)
– New Musical Interfaces (novel MIDI controllers & MIDI mapping)
– Online music marketing
– Master’s thesis on online self-marketing as a musician

since 1995
continuous composition of electronic dance music

1980
Birth in Cologne, Germany

 

JAY’S ALL TIME FAVORITES

Top Electro Albums:
Kraftwerk – Computerwelt
Dave Clarke – Electro Boogie (X-MIX Video)
Space Night Vol. IV – New Frontiers
Various ‎– This Is Not The 80s – A Nu-Wave Electro Compilation
AUX 88 – Is It Man or Machine?
Anthony Rother – Sex with the machines
Anthony Rother – Simulationszeitalter
Drexciya – Harnessed The Storm
Dopplereffekt – Gesamtkunstwerk
Juan Atkins – 20 years 1985-2005

Top Techno/Dance Albums:
Plastikman – Musik
Daft Punk – Homework
Miss Kittin & The Hacker – First Album
Aril Brikha – Deeparture In Time – Revisited

Top Electro Tracks:
Drexciya – Andreaen Sand Dunes
Der Zyklus – Formenwandler
Electronic Warfare (Take Control Mix) Remix by Aux 88
Zombi – Sapphire

Other Albums:
Laurie Anderson – Big Science
Michael Jackson – Bad

LINKS

Electronic Beats – Producer Features
House Music Dokus
Detroit Techno Dokus
Ishku’s Guide to Electronic Music (interaktive Musikgenre Map)

Electro Doku
Electro Releases auf Bandcamp
Bass Agenda // Electro Radio Show & Label
Elektrodos // Electro Radio Show & Label