Jaime James and his foray into the DJ scene began during the mid-80s in Northern California. Though he was affiliated with various DJ crews, including the award-winning Ladda Sounds, it wasn't until his younger brother brought home a pair of rickety belt-drive Technics and a beat-up 2-channel mixer that things truly began. Back then, his vinyl collection predominantly consisted of hip-hop. Things quickly gained momentum after the unfortunate passing of the DJ and owner of Divine Styles Pro...Read more
Things quickly gained momentum after the unfortunate passing of the DJ and owner of Divine Styles Productions; Jaime and his brother subsequently assumed ownership and continued to DJ, while also providing sound and lighting reinforcement. Their numerous gigs in the 90s encompassed performances at the nightclubs 111 Minna, City Nights/Club X, Il Pirata, and the Sound Factory. Before taking a hiatus from the music scene, Jaime's most notable achievement was winning top event production honors at the '92 Battle of the Bay-DJ Extravaganza.
Since his return in '05, Jaime has frequently DJ'd alongside resident DJs of the Bay Area's [KONTROL], known for monthly techno parties, Pacific Sound Sunset, famous for seasonal boat parties and free park parties with thousands in attendance, and the ghetto-tech Dirtybirds. He's also DJ'd numerous underground events and clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Venues have included 222 Club, Monroe, Shine SF, Supperclub, TEN15, including residencies at Anu Bar and the legendary The Endup. Jaime gained additional notoriety through sponsored events from clothing stores Club Monaco, Nike, the national athletic gym 24 Hour Fitness, Jane Magazine, and the 2007 San Francisco Fashion Week.
In addition to an endorsement from Monster Cable Products (USA), he's performed during the 2007 and 2008 Winter Music Conference (Miami), the 2007-2008 Viva La Electronica-World Club Tour (Europe), Transformus 2008 (East Coast Burn, Ashville, NC), the 2008 LoveFest (San Francisco), Burning Man 2009 (Black Rock Desert, NV), and recently, at La Factory - 2012 (Toulouse, France), which had him sharing the spotlight with world renown artists Marc Houle, Troy Pierce, Gaiser and UMEK.
Jaime’s DJ mixes have been broadcasted internationally on Danceradio.gr (Greece), Live365.com -Spectrum (UK) and Radio 3 -RNE (Spain), while holding monthly radio residencies with Borgradio.de -M2M (Germany) and Cybrix.de (Germany). With the attention garnered by his radio spots, Jaime’s DJ sets have been showcased from the likes of Deephousenetwork.com (Ireland), DJScene.lt (Lithuania), DJSets-Forum.Bloger.hr (Croatia), Drom.sk (Slovakia), Kostenlos.de (Germany), Lekkerlui.nl (Netherlands), Livesets.com (Netherlands), MPIII.com (USA), Radarr.kiev.ua (Ukraine), Schranz.nnm.ru (Russia), Stinkybeats.com (USA), and Toxic-Culture.org (Cyprus).