For nearly twenty years now, CJ Jeff has been championed by some of the most respected house and techno labels around. From, 8Bit, Objektivity, Kling Klong, Yoshitoshi through to his latest release on Solardo’s Sola Records imprint.
Born and bred in Greece, with influences ranging from Massive Attack and Pink Floyd to Danny Tenaglia, Jeff soon developed his trademark sound and suitably chic aesthetic to match. Having worked closely with fellow Greek producer Thodoris Triantafillou, Jeff’s output is never less than devastatingly effective when experienced in a club environment. Early releases came on Souvenir and These Days, John Digweed’s seminal Bedrock and Supernova’s Lapsus Music, with high-profile remixes for Booka Shade and the hit singles ‘Leave Me’ and ‘Guetto’—a collaboration with Sharam Key.
2017 kept Jeff in the spotlight with the super fresh ‘Pure Happiness’ on elrow music and more on Nick Curly’s 8bit, Kling Klong including a remix by Gorge, and an EP on Yoshitoshi featuring an Audiojack remix. Always evolving his style but remaining true to his roots, 2018 started in fine fashion with ‘Tribe’, a big tune on Pirupa’s label that got heavy support from tastemakers like Nic Fanciulli, Oxia and Rafa Barios. Like all his releases to date, it climbed high in the online charts and got played far and wide.
Jeff has also collaborated with the legendary Doc Martin on his own label Rhythmetic, with yet more EPs line-up for big labels in the rest of the year. Very early on in his career, Jeff started a residency at Dybbuk, a weekly Thursday party which he still continues to this day, 13 years later, making it one of the longest-running in the world. It’s a remarkable achievement for someone who is now an internationally recognised name who plays in many of the world’s best clubs, including Spy Bar in Chicago, Watergate in Berlin, D. Edge, Beehive and Warung in Brazil and fabric in London.
CJ drops us his biggest tunes of 2023
Joseph Abruzzi – Holler
Let’s start with this killer track by Joseph on my label, Rhythmetic Records, which was a long-time secret weapon. Love it!
Thodoris Triantafillou – The Sun The Stars
My partner in crime, Thodoris, knows how to make the dancefloor move. It’s one of my all-time favourite tracks by him.
Trace (UZ) – Taka Doom
Living proof that Tech House can still be creative. In the bag!
CJ Jeff – One Two Three feat. Ellivia
I can’t forget my release at Spinnin Deep with outstanding vocals by talented Ellivia, a personal favourite.
Raxon – The Cage Of Love
Raxon is one of my favourite producers of the last few years, with one of his best tracks.
Nitefreak – Gorah
There’s not much to say about this track other than I really love it!!!
Caiiro – Mapoch War
If we are talking about Afro-house music, that’s where you can find my taste. Amazing work.
The Glitz – Dicktator
This one is deep down and dirty; what a tune!
Parallelle – Renegade (Adam Ten, Mira Gami Remix)
This track always features in my sets; it’s incredible work.
Solardo, Joshwa – VIP business
I had to end with one of my favourite Solardo tracks. It can move any mountain!