Published on Friday 29 July 2022
One of the most skilled and multi-dimensional artists in electronic music today, Swiss DJ and producer Jimi Jules is a ground-breaking talent who continues to explore and incorporate several sound palettes into his work.
Closely connected to Innervisions, he joins us for an extended set with our friends from Labyrinth on 28th August alongside Innervisions co-founder Âme, Henrik Schwarz (live), DJ Holographic and Nick Castle.
Born in Bern, Switzerland, Jimi Jules grew up in a family of creatives and orchestra musicians. He started playing brass instruments from the age of two, soaking up the sounds of jazz and classical music. The likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard soundtracked his childhood and teens, but it wasn’t until he attended his first rave as a student in Reitschule, Bern, that switched up his taste. He can blame Sven Väth for that one—the Cocoon boss was playing at the time and subsequently opened Jules’ ears to the bright world of house and techno.
Nearly two decades later, Jules’ enthusiasm for producing music of all kinds prevails. Most will know Jules from his breakout track ‘Pushing On’ with Oliver Dollar (F.K.A Oliver $) released on Defected in 2014. A deep house heater, it peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart. A plethora of tribal-flecked house tunes on Defected, Watergate and Hive Audio followed suit, and right now, his extensive back catalogue brims with richly textured indie dance.
Take his album “+” on Innervisions. It’s a winding collection of chugging techno, electronica, ambient-washed melodies and sultry vocals supplied by Jules. It’s a stunning body of work that reflects Jule’s dynamic and constantly evolving approach, which is why he continues to surprise industry folk and dance music lovers alike.
With shows worldwide, spanning Brooklyn Mirage in New York to DC-10 in Ibiza, Jules holds every dancefloor he plays in the palm of his hand. Whether he’s performing a sunrise set in Tulum or playing a peaktime session in the depths of a London warehouse (hello E1), Jimi Jules keeps on giving. We’re humbled to host him on 28th August with the one-woman funk machine DJ Holographic on support.
We can't wait for his extended set.