We’ve talked a lot about TJR over the past year+. He’s a fantastic producer and wrote two of the biggest songs in House music in the last 12 months: “Ode to Oi” and “What’s Up Suckaz”. Now more than ever he’s been known for his bouncey sound – both live and in the studio, but let’s not forget how truly versatile he is. TJR brought us Reggae-infused/sampled Tech-House tracks like “One Love” and “Funky Vodka” and he even scored a Billboard Top 40 hit when he teamed up with Pitbull on “Don’t Stop the Party”. Want some Electro House? Check out “My Life” which sees TJR collaborating with fellow Rising Music artist Nom De Strip and singer Sue Cho.
But TJR isn’t just a fantastic producer. He’s also a skilled DJ who got his start on the decks back in the 90s. Check out what he said about his technique when we interviewed him at Wavefront Music Festival this Summer:
MMIBTY: We saw how scratching was your thing. How did you integrate that in your set?
TJR: When I first started to DJ, what really caught my eye like in the 90s, I saw House DJs scratching. So, I was into Hip Hop but I wasn’t into like turntables and like battle DJs. But I saw House DJs like doing it – like Badboy Bill from Chicago. So I was like ‘aw sick that’s pretty cool’. And then I got into more DMC stuff. But I think ’cause the 90s was like super into turntables and scratching and because I saw House guys doing it – it really just became a part of what I did. As opposed to now, DMC shit now – nobody knows what’s going on. I think it’s just because of the era I grew up in – scratching is just my thing.
Throughout the course of TJR’s sets you can expect House, Tech-House, Electro-House, Trap, and everything in between. Having met him in person I can say TJR is an asset to the dance music world, and is always trying to keep things fresh. He’s also a funny dude to have a cocktail with. This Friday he gets on the decks at Boston’s Estate nightclub. If you’re on the fence about going, let this post serve as your reason to go – you won’t regret it. The mix below gives you a sample – 34 tracks in 60 minutes!
Tickets are still available HERE.
Check out selected tracks below (track list for the Diplo & Friends Mix after the jump):
1. TJR – Buckle Up
2. Crookers & TJR – Untitled
3. Makj – Hold Up
4. Uberjak’d – Gash King (Joel Fletcher remix)
5. Joel Fletcher – Afterdark
6. Deorro – Yee
7. Will Sparks – Ah Yeah (TJR edit)
8. Dirt Cheap ft Seany B – Kill The Robots (Joel Fletcher remix)
9. Slice N Dice – Galleon
10. Personal Shotgun (Koyote Bootleg)
11. Kenneth G – Tjoppings
12. TJR – Ode to Oi (Crookers remix)
13. Fake Blood – Mars
14. Crookers – Love to Edit
15. Armand Van Helden – Hear My Name (Solid Groove remix)
16. Jacknife Lee – Making Me Money (Switch remix)
17. DJ Snake – Bird Machine (Mister Gray Trans)
18. Finaticz – Don’t Drop That Thun Thun (G-Buck remix)
19. DJ Snake, Yellow Claw, Spanker – Slow Down
20. Victor Niglio – Jiggy
21. Baauer – Slip
22. Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Dillon Francis remix)
23. TJR – Whats Up Suckaz (Ricky Vaughn Trap’d Rework)
24. TJR – Whats Up Suckaz
25. Shelco Garcia & TeenWolf – House Party
26. Dirty Rush & Gregor Es – Plunk
27. Jacob Plant – Fire
28. Mightyfools – Put Em Up
29. Empire of The Sun – Alive (Zedd remix)
30. Da Hool – Meet Her At Love Parade (Laidback Luke Melbourne Bootleg)
31. Rick James – Super Freak (Kastra remix)
32. Roy Rosenfeld, John Acquaviva – Bounce
33. TJR ft Dirt Nasty – Polluted
34. Jakwob – Fade (Sane Beats remix)