Artists

Find an Artist: 

J Dilla

James "Jay Dee aka J Dilla" Yancey was born and raised on the mean streets of Detroit's east side. Little is known of his musical upbringing, but he has most definitely become one of the most talented, innovative producers of our time. Gaining inspir...
[Read More]

J Rawls

The year was 1992, a couple of decades after Kool Herc pioneered the musical portion of the hip-hop culture by extending the breakdown beats. It was in the latter part of the year that I was given the considerable pleasure of meeting and starting a ...
[Read More]

J-Boogies Dubtronic Science

San Francisco resident and world-renowned DJ/producer J-Boogie has continued to challenge the boundaries of the music world across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 15-year career. This truly unique artist speaks to his listeners t...
[Read More]

J-Live

At the forefront of New York's independent hip hop scene since the mid '90s, J-Live was one of the first artists to achieve real success without significant airplay or a major label push. He relied strongly on grassroots promotions and old fashioned ...
[Read More]

Ja Prawn

Ja Prawn was born from the murky depths of the LA River in the early millennium, and has been relentlessly rocking Los Angeles' diveyest dance clubs and underground caverns ever since. Ja Prawn is a demigod sculpted of synth sludge, apocalyptic sci-f...
[Read More]

Jack DeJohnette

Born in Chicago in 1942, Jack De Johnette is widely regarded as one of jazz music's greatest drummers. Music appreciation flourished in De Johnette's family. He studied classical piano from age four until fourteen before beginning to play drums with ...
[Read More]

Jack Splash

One of the most important artist/producers of the 21st Century, Jack Splash's ability to cleanly produce and mix genres has impressed the likes of Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, R Kelly, Mos Def, Nas, Rick Rubin, Shakira and many more. As an artist and p...
[Read More]

Jaheim

Jaheim combines old-school soul with new-school swagger. Like so many great R&B superstars before him, Jaheim has turned the trials and tribulations of inner city life into sweet, soul music. He has 2 platinum-plus and 2 gold albums under his belt, a...
[Read More]

Jaidene Veda

Singer, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, photographer, and recently turned pre-school music teacher; this woman truly does it all. Dubbed a modern day Tracy Thorne and often compared to her distinct influences: Bjork, Sade & the "Naked Music E...
[Read More]

Jaimeo Brown

Jaimeo Brown is emerging as one of the preeminent drummers on the new creative music scene. Jaimeo began his drum career at age 16 with his father bassist Dartanyan Brown and mother pianist and woodwind specialist, Marcia Miget, and drum teach...
[Read More]

James Brown

James Brown passed away December 25, 2006. Our best wishes, thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Brown's family, friends and loved ones. We feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a loving man, extraordinary musician, cu...
[Read More]

James Morrison

I don't wanna be misunderstood," sings James Morrison. "I've got to take this chance and make it into something good."

There's a sense of urgency the 22-year-old U.K. singer/songwriter brings to the music on his debut Interscope Records albu...
[Read More]

Jamie Cullum

Having weathered a non-stop, whirlwind schedule for the past two years, dynamic British singer, songwriter, and pianist Jamie Cullum could have easily taken some well-earned time off in 2005. The 26-year-old's Verve debut, Twentysomething, was a worl...
[Read More]

Jamie Lidell

Jamie is Jim. Let's clear that up straight away. No easy feat to follow up 2005's Multiply, which garnered many fans and an astounding collection of superlatives still ringing across the world. That album, Jamie's second solo, caught most of us off-g...
[Read More]

Jamiroquai

A decade and a half is a long time to be at the top of your game; no matter what that game might be. In music, it's a near impossibility. While many set off as next big things, few stay the distance to arrive as genuine international icons. After 15 ...
[Read More]

Janelle Monáe

A ground-breaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle Monáe's inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock 'n' roll.

The...
[Read More]

Janita

Janita started her career at the early age of 13, becoming a celebrity in her home country of Finland. Before turning 17, Janita already had multiple hits, received two Finnish Grammy Awards, had appeared on numerous magazine covers, toured nationall...
[Read More]

jar-e

Jar-e (born Jon Reid) was born in Kansas, so perfectly at midnight that the doctor let his mother choose between the 17th and the 18th of September as his official birth date. She chose the 17th in honor of her 17 hours of labor. The baby of his fam...
[Read More]

Jason Moran

Jason Moran [is] shaping up to be the most provocative thinker in current jazz." —Rolling Stone

Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, pianist Jason Moran has become a leading light and a man to watch in mod...
[Read More]

Jay Street

Jay Street is not just a group, but a musical movement that includes artists from many different genres, backgrounds and influences. The end result is a textural musical soundscape that incorporates elements of electronica with Jazz, Blues, Reggae, D...
[Read More]

Jaylib

Jaylib. Liberation. Detroit-LA connec. Jay Dee. Madlib. Champion Sound. "We are in this motherf*cker."

1995. Pharcyde...
[Read More]

Jazmine Sullivan

It's hard to imagine a new artist who has had more love from the music world than this 23-year-old Philadelphia native. Her 2008 debut album Fearless bowed at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and spawned three Top 10 singles: ...
[Read More]

Jazz & Milk Recordings

More than three years ago, Dusty founded the label with his his first Jazz&Milk EP, and since then has been releasing artists like Free The Robots, Mr Chop, Rube or Romanowski. While setting up a monthly label night in Munich and remixing acts...
[Read More]

Jazzanova

With Jazzanova, there are always demands for explanations: "We get asked all the time what exactly the point behind all of this is," says Alexander Barck, one of Jazzanova's DJs, with an ironic smirk. "Sometimes it's funny to us, because we really do...
[Read More]

JEN

There is an old saying that form follows function. However, if a form does not exist, specifically an art form, one must be invented. And so it is with profound imagination and deft candor that JEN conjures up not just the words she uses to paint sta...
[Read More]

Jenna Andrews

On her forthcoming Island Records/ 21 Music debut, Canadian born singer/song writer, Jenna Andrews weaves a deep tapestry of emotion, personal growth and introspection in her debut EP. She imbues everything from pop to soul with poignant lyrics, sugg...
[Read More]

Jessie J

It's clear the extraordinary Jessie J stands alone. Mix a bit of Rihanna with Gwen Stefani, add the charisma of Pink, and you will start to get an idea of what kind of girl Jessie J is. As much as she can be a voice for the hard times, those ...
[Read More]

Jessie Ware

For Jessie Ware singing is the easy part. Uncannily beautiful vocals have been pouring out of this London native since she was a kid. It’s the path from Girl With That Voice to full-fledged pop star – as she’s become back home in England in the...
[Read More]

Jeymes Samuel

Back in July of 2000, we serviced 300 white labels of Jeymes Samuels' original version of "When it Rains". Reminiscent of classic Terry Callier and Jon Lucien, the response to the white labels was overwhelming. Later on in December of last year, w...
[Read More]

Jill Scott

Grammy-winning soulstress Jill Scott takes fans on a journey to Paris, France with Jill Scott: Live In Paris + DVD releasing February 5th. Available in both Standard & Deluxe editions, the combo coincides with "The Real Thing" US Tour starting Feb.5t...
[Read More]

Jiva

Once in a while you come across a band that gives you the culmination of all that is good in music. We introduce you to Jiva - a band whose moniker translates "the spirit within" perfectly blending Soul, Dance and Jazz to create a new sound for the m...
[Read More]

JMSN

JMSN (pronounced Jameson) is one man- an artist/producer and native of Detroit who currently resides in Los Angeles....
[Read More]

Jneiro Jarel

Live and direct out of the Brooklyn borough on down to Philly, JNEIRO JAREL has slowly been digging his way up through the hip-hop underground for 15 years. At the age of 5, JNEIRO JAREL'S family moved out of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. His ...
[Read More]

Joaquin “Joe” Claussell

Born and raised with nine brothers and sisters in Brooklyn New York, Joe Claussell is perhaps the most influential and in-demand figure on the New York dance scene since Masters At Work. Responsible for some of the best deep and soulful house NYC has...
[Read More]

Jody Watley

Though Jody Watley certainly helped define an era - to refer to her as simply an artist of the 80's is to miss the point of her stellar and ongoing career entirely. Influential, innovative, timeless and unique. All of these words accurately describe ...
[Read More]

Joe McBride

Not even blindness can stop vocalist/keyboardist Joe McBride. His status as one of today's most popular contemporary jazz musicians is rooted in a solid foundation of talent. Born in 1963 in Fulton, Missouri, he began playing piano at age four and st...
[Read More]

John Brown's Body

The story of John Brown's Body is a story of survival. After the release of the progressive reggae band's 2005 album Pressure Points, which was hailed by critics as their "strongest most consistent effort to date," the group experienced a series of e...
[Read More]

John Legend

Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter.  He’s sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award...
[Read More]

John Legend and The Roots

Bringing John Legend and The Roots together is an inspired pairing, so logical that it's a little surprising they haven't teamed up before. John Legend is a six-time Grammy winner whose three albums have all hit Number One on the Billboard R&B charts...
[Read More]

John Shannon

Modern folk guitarist, vocalist, and song crafter John Shannon believes in the power of music to enlighten the mind. Having already toured the globe with some of the brightest rising stars in indie rock, folk, and jazz, including Sonya Kitchell, Haal...
[Read More]

John West

Singer/songwriter/musician John West is a gifted yet humble talent who's serious about his craft but also having fun with it. He's a natural who feels music and, more important, can make others feel it too. His colorful, acoustically driven melodies&...
[Read More]

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century.

Cash was...
[Read More]

Jon Hopkins

"His textures and sounds are so fantastically done, and so intriguing and deep. There are little worlds he creates of sound." -- NPR Music

Jon Hopkins is an expert producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, long-...
[Read More]

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

The husband-and-wife-team of Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton have built a successful joint career as music video and commercial directors widely renowned for their ability to craft simple, emotional stories with evocative visuals and music. The two...
[Read More]

Joni Mitchell

A consummate artist, Joni Mitchell is an accomplished musician, songwriter, poet and painter. Hailing from Canada, where she performed as a folksinger as far back as 1962, she found her niche on the same Southern California singer/songwriter scene of...
[Read More]

José James

Singer-songwriter José James has always been on the quest for new musical horizons; constantly evolving and blurring the lines between genres in the process. While keeping his trademark soulful baritone at the forefront, José adeptly weaves element...
[Read More]

Joss Stone

At an age when most artists are just starting to prove themselves, Grammy award winning singer Joss Stone has already been a star for the better part of a decade. Now, with the formation of her own record label, Stone'd Records and the forthcoming Ju...
[Read More]

Joy Jones

For singer-songwriter Joy Jones, a musical soundtrack has been present throughout her life journey - she "can't imagine life without music and colour". As a kid, Joy was exposed to an array of different styles of music ranging from gospel, soca, clas...
[Read More]

Jurassic Five

With their convergence of old-school spirit and new-school sensibility JURASSIC 5 are the late 90s answer to the Native Tounges movement of music as produced by A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and The Jungle Brothers (the latter will appropriately a...
[Read More]

Just Jack

Just Jack a.k.a. Jack Allsopp is probably the UK's finest musical export to America in years and his new album Overtones should finally confirm the buzz that's currently bubbling under in the US. Allsopp is already being hailed as a musical i...
[Read More]

Justice

No one can say they didn't see these two brats coming! Justice, whose name the world (well at least that part of the world that loves to dance) chants with emotion and whose first album is awaited with bated breath ever since the French duo revolutio...
[Read More]

Justin Schumacher

Justin Schumacher first developed his love for EDM during the mid 90's, when the NYC's rave scene was just beginning to descend from its peak in the "big clubs" - outlaw parties took place every weekend.

Justin's love for electronic dance mu...
[Read More]

Jyoti

Georgia Anne Muldrow is appearing as Jyoti (meaning light in Sanskrit) in all of her "jazz" recordings to come, paying homage to the great and masterful ancestor Alice Coltrane who gifted her with this name shortly before she ascended into an even hi...
[Read More]