J-Sweet, the respected and accomplished DJ, producer and re-mixer has been integral in the Grime scene since its creation. Uptown records in Soho was where the ideas first became beats and teaming up with other producers such as Noodles (Groove Chronicles) and Huckleberry Finn really propelled him into becoming one of the biggest names in UK Garage and Grime. It was ‘Still Dancin’, an early collaboration with Huckleberry Finn, which set the pace and was soon picked up by the ‘Relentless’ label and featured on ‘Kristine Blondes’ Love Shy remixes. Once witnessing his credability increasing a solo production career was calling and remixes for major record labels; for artists such as Lighthouse Family, Kim English, Smokin beats, Full Intention, 411, Gemma fox and Chris Brown, to name but a few, soon followed.
Following the success of a solo production career came the launch of ‘Sweetbeatz’, J-Sweets very own label. ‘Hi-Grade’, an early collaboration with the world famous ‘DJ Cameo’ quickly became a massive underground club banger and was later featured on the MOBO 2002 compilation.
The following years resulted in numerous tracks being released and lighting up the scene. It was 2005 when J-Sweet took his next, and possible biggest, step in becoming the household name we now know him as. Setting up the world famous ‘Mixing Records’ in the heart of South London gave J-Sweet an entire new string to his bow. Being able to nurture and progress new artists, the shop and studio quickly became the home of Grime. Artists would flock to the store for live sessions and internet radio production where they could promote their clubnights and music.
Closely on the heels of ‘Mixing Records’ in 2006 ‘Marxmen Dubs’ was launched and immediatly made a huge impact on the Grime scene. Constant quality productions made the lable the one to follow for the scene and its popularity grew rapidly. Work flowed in and working with artists such as Usher, Craig David, kele Le roc, Ms Dynamite & NASTY Crew, Wiley, JME, Roadside Gs, Aaron Soul and Lethal B became an everyday occurance.
2010 saw J-Sweet release ‘Bass Abuse’ on DJ N-Types ‘Wheel & Deal Records’. This release was a huge hit in the Grime scene but it also found support from the Dubstep scene too. Due to the success the pair teamed up later in the year to re-mix Wileys ‘Never be a Woman’ for EMI.
2011 has seen J-Sweet launch a full frontal attack on the Grime scene by taking it in his palms and propelling the sound to the forefront of the industry and making people pay attention. New release ‘No Dream’ is set to be HUGE as was the re-mix of DJ Spookys track ‘Spartan’ (both to released on Logan Samas Earth 616 label). Already having a succesful 2011, J-Sweet is set to release more original tracks in the way of ‘Okay’, ‘Clash’ and the sure to be HUGE CLUB BANGER ‘Cant Stop Grime’ , and as if that wasnt enough new material the monster ‘Streethawk’ will be released specally on J-Sweets own ‘Marxmen Dubs’ label (not to be missed).
Going forward J-Sweet is already setting the trend in his DJ sets by displaying more of a creative musical performance including laptops and controllers bringing the studio to the stage and performing as an artist as well as a DJ.