JStar

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Musical artist

JSTAR is a remixer and DJ from the UK. He has been releasing 7" vinyl worldwide since 2003.

The Bureau45 Agency has this to say about him [1];

Jstar is the DJ, selector and remixer who laid down some of the outstanding reggae remixes of the past few years. His limited edition unofficial blends put onto vinyl complimented the artists he reworked, and opened doors to full productions and remixes for major record labels including Sony, EMI, V2 and Acid Jazz amongst others This body of work saw Jstar invited to play around the world as a DJ, and contribute to local productions. Jstar has also brokered deals, helping aspiring other global remixers break into the vinyl market.

A recent back catalogue of work was reviewed at the following site [2], and includes this line about a remix

The collection also includes No Diggedy – basically Black Street's No Diggity astride a reggae rhythm – J Star's four-year-old grenade that really blew up the reggae/ hip-hop mash-up sound in a big way

Early web 2005 reference to his work by respected US underground music reviewer Kid Kameleon [3]

Another non-website having guy (who claims one is on the way) who everyone ought to know about is JStar, whose Snoopin' Foxy/Sbiggerdan release is totally awesome and furthers something that I think has been really apparent in '05, which is the line between remix, original production, and mash-up is so blurry as to be virtually unimportant. Both of these tracks use elements of more than one existing song that play-off each other in interesting ways, but then add a whole slew of new elements of original production as well. Whatever they are, they're great and well worth checking out. The only place I can send you is Piccadilly Records and you can do a search for JStar. Quote from Kid Kameleon

Early 2006 quote from Kid Kameleon also here [4]

Jstar. I had a bit about Jstar on Blackdown's page. I meant every word. Folks at Apple paint a rosy picture of everyone getting in on the remix game. Jstar don't listen them, he just does it. His dubbed out sprawl of a remix of Bigger than Hip-Hop has been in my head since I heard it, and his XFM mix represents the best of the best of him and others.

Often known as bootlegs or mashups, the records are more like remixes as more detailed musical work is often involved in them. Musically the mixes are drawn from Jamaican reggae and US hiphop, though JSTAR has used a variety of sources for the remixes. Other well known remixers in this area are Go Home Productions, Mr Blennd, Nice UP!, Lou and Placido.

Works

  • Pearly King Skank – (As Freaky Beans) – 21st Century Ska CD/LP
  • Blushanti / Simons Glu JS001 7"
  • No Diggity / Diwalilove JS002 7"
  • Brandytrack/ Brat&Beres JS003 7"
  • Musictime/ Xrated JS004 7"
  • Thugfever/ Woohstar JS005 12"
  • Tooting Gangsta / This Is How We Jstar It JS006 7"
  • Most Wanted Vol.1( No Diggity / Blushanti / Musictime / (Still) Passin Me By) JS007 12"
  • Unbreak My Dub/ Snoopnseeed JS008 7"
  • Snoopn Foxy/Sbiggerdan JS009 7"
  • Most Wanted Vol.2 (Tooting Gangsta / Unbreak My Dub / Unbreak My Dub / Laura 1000) JS010 12"
  • Fall in Dub JS011 7"
  • Fall in Dub (again)/Step1 / Temptation JS012 12"
  • I'm Dubbing Out JS013 7"
  • Most wanted Vol 2½ (Kingston Lighters / Sbiggerdan / Shimmy the light) JS014 12"
  • Hotslengdubplate/Tempobyebye JS015 7"
  • Sugar Screen / Heard it dub JS016 7"
  • Extra Player EP (Dancehall Kings / Weed Anthem /One Life Instrumental) JS017 12"
  • Regulate Rock / S.o.l.d.i.e.r JS018 7"
Official Remixes
  • DJ Vadim / One Self – Paranoid (Ninjatune)
  • DJ Vadim / One Self – Temptation (Ninjatune)
  • DJ Vadim / One Self – Cupid(Ninjatune)
  • Ms Dynamite – Never Fall in Love Again (Polydor)
  • Mic Assassin – My Biro (Scenario)
  • Infinite Livez – Intchaa (Scenario)
  • Anna David – Fuck Dig (Danish popster)
  • Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (TVT)
  • OK MA – 'Sister' (r2records)
  • Data MC's – Life Is..
  • SwaySway DaSafo – Products
  • Black Grass – DLMTW (catskills)
  • DYNAMITE MC – Shake (Emptyheads)
  • Mr Benn- Trubble (Leisure)
  • Ursula 1000 – Step Back feat Sista Widey
  • Mark Ronson-Tropical Moonlight
  • Asian Grub Foundation Theme tune
  • We'll Never Lose feat Luciano – Dubplate Special for HammaSound (NL)
  • Ari Up – Island Girl (dub) (Echo Beach)
  • Leon Jean Marie- Bed of Nails(Island)
  • My Toys Like Me – All over my Face
  • The Magic Fly – Russian Drum Machine
  • Bobby Kray -Silly Games (V2)
  • Emptyheads -YaYa
  • Sonny J – I'm so Heavy(EMI)
  • Sonny J – Hands Free (EMI)
  • MC Navigator – One Life
  • DJ Vadim ft Big Red – S.o.l.d.i.e.r. (bbe)
  • DJ Vadim ft Dynamite MC – Lyrical Soldier (bbe)
  • Kid Kanevil – F.I.R.E (First Word)
  • Sola Rosa – These Words
  • Madness – Forever Young (Lucky 7)
  • Sola Rosa – These Words, These Sounds, These Powers (Jstars concrete break-out mix)
  • The Black Seeds – Come to Jstar (feat MC Ishu)
  • The Black Seeds – One Step at a Time (Jstar 12bit drum vocal mix)
  • Capitol 1212 feat Tenor fly – Bad Man Sound
  • DJ Vadim's The Electric – Toot Toot (Jstar's Monster KrunkStep mix)
  • Dedy Dread & Mr Bird – Love on Fire (exec producer) DDD001
  • Dedy Dread – MIA's Big Stuff (exec producer) DDD002
  • Resonators – Sweet Dub Affair (Innachickenhead mix) (Wah Wah 45s)
  • Citizen Sound – WaDoDem (J's hospitalised mix) (Irie Ites Records)
  • The Unlimiters – Loophole
  • Ten Feet Tall – Mr Dero & Jstar
  • Dreadsquad ft Natalie Storm – Beat That Chest
  • Daddy Freddy & Ragga Twins – Information Critic (Samurai Blades mix) (Nice Up)
  • Dirty Dubsters – Oh No (Never Leave the bassline mix)
  • Jstar & Dr Cat (Dub Zealand Album) – Blessting
  • Blend Mishkin – Straight to The Top ft Cookie Tha Herbalist (Jstar Babylon to Space Remix)
  • Jstar – Fish Finger Tentacle Dub
  • Mr Benn – Rising Star (lootin n burnin mix) feat Serocee
  • Max Powa ft Horace Andy – Do You Love?
  • Dub Terminator ft Ras Stone – Bad Mind
  • Corduroy Kid – Too Late Virginia
  • Karthala 72 – Bantoue (Jstar Kandaha Road Dub)
  • Linval Thompson – In a Zion (Vibration Lab Records)

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