Everybody knows that Australia is equally synonymous with stereotypes about shrimps as it is with high-quality electronic music. Jamie Stevens, from dual ARIA winning band Infusion, is just one such shrimp with such talent and flair behind the turntables who is fast becoming the main course with a bag of aural delights.
As a producer Jamie has an immense discography which has got him work with not just under the Infusion name, but co-producing with other artists, concocting some devastating bootlegs as well as writing a movie score or two in-between. Jamie’s ability to produce imaginative yet cohesive music has also seen him land remix duties for Booka Shade, John DIgweed, Deepchild, Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir, Chris Fortier and Solead whilst other remixes were commissioned for Anthony Pappa's and Darren Emerson's labels. Praise for these solo remixes have come from the contemporary stalwarts of the electronic music scene such as Adam Beyer, Danny Howells, Thomas Schumacher and Laurent Garnier.
In 2008 Jamie co-founded a new record label for upfront and original music; the result was ‘Dieb Audio.’ Jamie managed to get the label straight into the limelight with Keep Her Space (also remixed by Smith & Selway), a deceptive slow burning tune which ultimately ignites. The success saw it feature in all the highest ranks of the DJ hierarchy as well as appearing on John Digweed’s, Anthony Pappa’s, Carl Cox’s and Dave Seaman’s latest compilations. The label has since released tracks from such artists as Tiger Stripes, Umek, Florian Kruse, Darko Esser, DJ Yellow and Perc amongst a host of others.
Jamie’s story began nearly two decades ago; his natural affinity with exciting and emotive music was fuelled when he attended a Depeche Mode concert with fellow Infusion member Manny Sharrad. From that moment things would never be the same. As part of Infusion, Jamie has left his mark all around the globe, headlining some of the biggest clubs and festivals he has played alongside most of the world’s biggest DJs and electronic bands, including the likes of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, The Prodigy and countless others.
Until now, his plate had always been too full to pursue a DJ career, though the gate has finally opened. Not only has he becomes a resident in the local scene; but he has also been getting his share attention from beyond the Australian shores. Jamie Stevens, who is seen more often than not rocking down in the crowd, is sticking on the DJ prefix. Jamie’s acid house and progressive roots see his sets infused with a flavour of harmony, atmosphere and oblique techno rhythms; music that grabs and holds on to the floor.
Jamie Stevens isn’t your average package: a DJ, producer, performer, entertainer, composer - none of these come close to describing the truth at heart. A passionate fan of music, Jamie has more than just good music to boot. The energy Jamie brings to the stage as a DJ is second to none, coupled with his own set of bootlegs and unreleased material - he proves time and time again that his value isn’t just behind the computer.