Scott James

Name: Scott James
Birthdate: August 17, 1987
Nationality: Canadian
Styles: House, techno, progressive
Influences: Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Paul Thomas, Christian Smith
Performed at: Circus Afterhours, Imperial Room, Black & Blue 2011
Residencies: Circus Afterhours
Record labels: Hubvibes Records
Fun fact: Big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays
Website: www.scottjames.ca
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Biography


Stimulating, distinct, and cutting edge: terms that present only a glimmer of insight into the groundbreaking sound of Scott James. His gripping vibes, limitless energy, and magnetic charisma leave the crowd enthralled and begging for more. Scott James has created an atypical resonance which fuses the latest techno and house sounds into a musical medley distinctly his own. With a relentless pursuit for perfection, a remarkable persistence, and undying love for electronic music, Scott James is promptly making his way to the top of the Canadian DJ scene.

Driven by the thrill of performing, Scott has persistently pushed the limits of his performances since his debut in Montreal. While attending McGill University, Scott was first exposed to house music and his passion ignited. He began experimenting with vinyl and CD turntables in his early freshman year, and before long, an obsession generated. Scott became addicted to perfecting his skills as a DJ and refining his unparalleled sound. The most noticeable distinction between Scott James and every other DJ is his inimitable connection with a crowd. Not only does he captivate people with his music, he desires a personal connection and cultivates trust with everyone in the room. Truly a gifted artist and captivating entertainer, Scott James never ceases to mesmerize.

This past year has been Scott’s most mind-blowing yet. He has played numerous venues in Calgary and Montreal, and has still found time to co-manage his own company, run a popular iTunes podcast, release a vastly successful promo CD, and sign with a new management agency; Hubvibes. In 2007, Scott and colleague, Benoit Lamairesse, cofounded the company, Our House Music Society (OHM). Since its inception, OHM has enjoyed impressive success as McGill University’s only electronic music club. It has had an exceptional impact on the Montreal electronic music scene by throwing raves for up to 1500 university students. OHM’s very own podcast, a showcase of electronic music from all of OHM’s resident DJs and guest DJs from around the world (with individual episodes available for downlaod in the “Notes” section of the Fan Page or through iTunes), was managed and initiated by Scott James himself. With in excess of 20,000 downloads and still growing, the OHM podcast has changed the way students discover and appreciate music.

Scott’s next chapter began in Spring 2009 when he released his highly anticipated summer project, Chasing Midnight. Chasing Midnight showcased Scott’s darker, more audacious and alluring side… something unforeseen by the public. In recent months, Scott signed with the Hubvibes Label as a performing artist and future producer. With his eyes focused on production, Scott James has begun creating re-edits as well as his own unique tracks which integrate instruments, acapellas, and synth effects into lively sets, creating a whole new sensation of harmony.

Scott’s high intensity shows and addictive character leave audiences longing for more. Scott continually raises the bar and strives to elevate his sound, performance, and technique. With many new projects and initiatives on the horizon, Scott envisions extraordinary growth and a future that looks even more groundbreaking than the past.


Events


Date Event Venue
Nov 21st 2014    Carl Muren, Scott James Circus Afterhours
Oct 10th 2014    Scott James, Frat House, Revcode Circus Afterhours
Aug 09th 2014    Orjan Nilsen, Simon Patterson, Ilan Bluestone, Jerome Isma-Ae Beach Club
Aug 08th 2014    Scott James, Michael Chidiac, Revcode Circus Afterhours
May 24th 2014    Scott James, Mike Robia Russian Nightclub
Mar 01st 2014    James Zabiela, Daniel Portman, Jay London Circus Afterhours
Feb 07th 2014    Scott James, Oren D Circus Afterhours
Jan 25th 2014    Uppercut, Scott James, Alex Draym Circus Afterhours
Jan 10th 2014    Scott James, Oren D, Michael Chidiac Circus Afterhours
Dec 31st 2013    New Year's Eve 2014 (23 DJs) Circus Afterhours

Music



Radio Show Podcast


Scott James - Mixtape Podcast

Videos


Michael Woods, Scott James @ Theatro Montreal