After a period of hiding out in his new Portland studio, Jimmy Edgar just dropped a huge single, Burn So Deep Feat. DAWN on the Big Beat (Atlantic US) label. It has been receiving extensive UK radio support.
Jimmy is available for select touring through 2018 both for solo DJ sets and for JETS live shows (with Machinedrum).
Check out the hot video directed by Robert Fox.
Having signed to Warp Records aged 18, the Detroit native Jimmy Edgar went on to release albums for both K7! and Hot Flush. In 2013 he subsequently set up his label Ultramajic alongside friend Machinedrum. Jimmy also collaborated with Machinedrum to create another project titled JETS. Ultramajic continues to regularly release singles, EPs and albums from artist such as Chambray, Lando, Danny Daze and Kris Wadsworth, as well as Jimmy’s own productions such as his stand out ‘Shine EP’ which included ‘Let Me Tell You’ in 2015 and more recently the ‘Dreamz Come Tru’ EP featuring Rochelle Jordan. The label continues to flourish under the artistic direction of Jimmy Edgar and Pilar Zeta.
2016-2017 saw Jimmy develop as a writer/producer working closely with Vince Staples on his album, among many others.
2018 sees Jimmy’s first solo release of 2018 on Big Beat (Atlantic US) with a single ‘Burn So Deep Feat. DAWN’, which comes with remixes from Maya Jane Coles and Ross From Friends. Forthcoming in 2018 is also another release from JETS.
Taken from the Dreamz Come True Ep, released on Ultramajic June 24th 2016
After a string of dance floor singles since 2012 including “Let Me Tell You” and “Strike”, Jimmy Edgar is back with fresh sound that is to become his signature for Ultramajic.
Over the period of two years, Jimmy has been building this new sound. Where rhythm was the primary in his dance music, he has flipped focus and intensely studied melody, chords and music theory. “Dreamz Come True” is the beginning of a new path; one that continues trajectory from his quintessential releases on Warp Records, over 10 years ago.
Opening track “4Fourth Dimension” – brings you into the #dreamzzzcometrue world, inspired by “astral choreography” and an array of house music through the lens of R&B. The title track features vocalist Rochelle Jordan, and together they create a modern take on the “song” that sways back and forth between vibes. “iPhone” ties them together with aggressive african rhythm and bounce that end in a room full of terrifying screams that unite everyone in fear. “Hydrant” melts off the release with Jimmy’s low tempo equation that reminds you of artificial intelligence creating quiet storm.
Jimmy drops his first new music of 2015 (apart from tracks featured on his Fabric Mix) with a strong 5 tracker entitled SHINE on his own Ultramajic Label. Solid club friendly minimalism from Jimmy once again as the flow of dancefloor killers continues from his label.
You can hear lead track ‘Let Me Tell You’ below, along with ‘Feel What It Is’ which interestingly is the first down tempo track from Jimmy in a while, harking back to past productions, Jimmy points to a new album he is working on for 2016 and says “this is a taste of things to come”.. yay.
We are very excited to see Jimmy Edgar get the front cover of DJ Mag.
You can see the full feature online here where Jimmy discusses his label Ultramajic, cosmic awareness and his many collaborations with artists such as Pilar Zeta & SOPHIE.
FABRICLIVE.79 from Jimmy Edgar will be released on January 19th, including a stack of exclusive and unreleased material from the the man himself and Ultrmajic labelmates.
You can read the press release and check the tracklisting over at Fabric’s website.
Commencing with a nod to his hometown forebears, with Terrence Dixon and Patrice Scott contributing deep Detroit cuts to the opening minutes of the mix, we’re soon reveling in a slew of unreleased Ultramajic material from Crystal Bandito and Jimmy himself, including a typically no-nonsense collaboration with LA native Truncate and the snare-driven ‘Walk Show’ featuring the deeply-missed Chicago footwork icon DJ Rashad. It’s here that the many facets of Jimmy Edgar really shine through: DJ, producer, and label curator. The mix picks up an unmistakable strut, before momentarily taking a breath with Danny Daze’s deep house blending unexpectedly into the ghetto-tech of DJ Godfather & DJ Starski. A pair of unyielding Kris Wadsworth cuts sandwich another Jimmy Edgar exclusive in the mix’s final stretch, ensuring that, despite its author’s nomadism through the years, the music of Detroit runs like a seam through FABRICLIVE 79.
Jimmy Edgar has announced the release of his next EP, Saline, out October 13th, 2014
Saline is the third installment in a series of records from Jimmy Edgar on Ultramajic. While the first part, Hot Inside, represented the element of fire, and its follow-up release, Mercurio, symbolized water, Saline is aligned with earth. It’s no accident that the name refers specifically to the earthly compound salt, as desalination is an integral metaphysical process that helps to hone the third eye.
The EP rises from the ashes of Hot Inside and Mercurio with “Burn,” a blazing acid-tinged banger that boats dry drums and a strangled wail. The reference to fire in the title suggests the evolution of Edgar’s series of singles, while the name of the track “Decalcify” invokes a process closely related to desalination, as both play a role in making the body more attuned to supernatural experiences. Ultramajic’s Chicago house influence enticed legendary footwork producer DJ Rashad, who’s voice can be heard in the sampled squawk on metallic tune “Walk Show.” The final track “Who’s Watchin,” features Jimmy’s own vocal, coy bleep-bloop instrumentation and hissing hi-hats. Taken as a whole, Saline and the other releases in Jimmy’s series of dance singles are designed to instigate the processes they allude to and aid in the path of spiritual development.
Jimmy Edgar steps up for Pete Tong’s legendary Radio1 Essential Mix.. and smashes it showing off his heritage, slick DJ skills and some hot new tracks.
Jimmy Edgar – Medaphysix Attention [White]
Disjecta – Track 11 [White]
Phalangius – Cold Front Approaching [Strange Life]
Fashion – Move On [Artista]
B6 – The Tube [White]
KMFH – Donz Critique V2 [Wild Oats]
Michael Mayer – Amanda [Kompakt]
Patrice Scott – Raw Fusion [Sistrum]
Aden – Work [Ultramajic]
Truncate – Control V2 [Truncate]
French Fries – Shift [White]
Plastikman – Circles [Minus]
Jay Daniel – Brainz [Sound Signature]
Armando – 100% Of Disin’ U [Warehouse]
Jimmy Edgar – Strike [Ultramajic]
TWR72 – Steie [Turbo]
L-Vis 1990 – Video Drone (Neana Remix) [White]
D.M.C. Project – Mooney Style [Dance Mania]
Chambray – Rub [Ultramajic]
Claude VonStroke – Lay It Down Re-Smoked (Jimmy Edgar Remix) [Dirtybird]
Erik Travis – Return Of Voices [Databass]
Hysterics – Code Switch (Club Mix) [Night Slugs]
Miss Tina – Miss Tina Dub [White]
Jimmy Edgar – Burn Bae [Ultramajic]
Aaron-Carl – Down [Metroplex]
DJ Godfather – Ride Wit Me (Instrumental) [Databass]
Jimmy Edgar Feat. Azealia Banks – Physical Motion [!K7]
Blackstreet – Deep [DreamWorks]
DJ Assault – Thunder & Rain [Jefferson Ave]
Aden – Whip (Jimmy Edgar Remix) [Ultramajic]
Jimmy Edgar – Match [Ultramajic]
Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride (Jimmy Edgar Edit) [Ultramajic]
Danny Daze – Silicon [Ultramajic]
Jimmy Edgar – Lampshade Brightness [Ultramajic]
Gosub – Folding Time [Dominance Electricity]
Advance – Take Me To The Top [X-Energy]
Posatronix – Shake It [Direct Beat]
DJ Assault – Shake It Baby [Electrofunk]
Helix – Linn Jam (No Synth) [Night Slugs]
Neana – Letter #Metal #Letitall [White]
DJ Lusiman – Crow Cries [White]
Jody Finch – Jack Your Big Booty (BHQ No Acid Vocal Mix) [Let’s Pet Puppies]
Danny Daze – Beatdown (Jimmy Edgar Remix) [Ultramajic]
Armando – Warp Factor [Trax]
DJ Deeon – Hood Rat [Dance Mania]
Cowboy Rhythmbox – Shake [Comeme]
Jimmy Edgar – In Deep [!K7]
Machine Drum – Untitledrnb 0114 [White]
Edgar began the intense flow of hi-grade club weaponry in 2013 with his club smashing EPs (Hot Inside & Mercurio). The spice continues to flow in 2014 by way of high profile remixes that have made their way into some of the record boxes of the world’s biggest DJ’s. After dropping a solid mix for RA early this year, Jimmy will be playing big stages & the coolest clubs worldwide through ’14.
Here’s a recap on recent activity:
Claude Vonstroke enlisted Jimmy to remix his ‘Lay It Down’ track, out on Dirtybird in May:
Jimmy pays tribute to the late Frankie Knuckles.
Edgar had been playing Frankie Knuckles “Baby Wants to Ride” (Jimmy Edgar Edit) out up until the time of Frankie’s passing. He wanted to share it as a tribute to the legend as Frankie was one of the reasons that Jimmy started his career.
Full Stream & Free download: (and read Jimmy’s tribute)
Jimmy Edgar reflected on his growing Ultramajic discography by remixing ADEN’s ‘Whip’, a standout track from Edgar’s label, which reached no.1 on Beatport’s Electronica labels.
In February Jimmy remixed Monsieur Monsieur on Bromance Records.
Catch Jimmy smash a dancefloor at one of his upcoming shows :
Jimmy Edgar goes head to head with Boys Noize, to an in-depth conversation.
“Respecting Alex Ridha on both a personal and professional level, Berlin based Detroit native Jimmy Edgar is Boys Noize’s number one hype boy. Fully focussed on defying chart dictating trends and producing next level material, both riot artists vibe off each other’s high tempo, bass-fuelled riddims. Benefitting from the world wide boom in popularity for house music right now, both underground artists are suddenly more celebrated in more mainstream circles. Remaining unaffected by the making of money, continuing to put out their niche, club fuelled tracks, respect and popularity is building massively for both. Unequivocally original and multi-directional, the two brother acts go head to head, dissecting micro funk and tech glitch, chatting about what it takes to make a credible club-friendly hit.”
Full Article: HERE
Jimmy Edgar delivers a benchmark 90-minute mix for this week’s RA podcast. Begining lightly with an air of mystery and ending in a full-on jacking session, this is the best example of what Jimmy has been doing each weekend all over the world..
Listen on Resident’s Advisor Website: HERE
2013 has been an amazing year for Detroit-born electronic star Jimmy Edgar. Focusing on DJing and honing in on his now-renowned jacking house style, Edgar’s toured the world and left a trail of smoldering stages in his wake. The debut of JETS brought his collaboration with Machinedrum to new heights, including an EP on Leisure System, a live A/V show, and the launch of their Ultramajic label. Edgar’s current output has caught the attention of some of the biggest names in EDM, who regularly drop his clinical robo-funk bombs in their shows and mixes. 2014 will be a big year for Jimmy as we set our sights on even bigger stages for him to smash.
Jimmy Edgar – Mercurio EP – Ultramajic
Release Date: 08/11/2013 – Preview & Artwork below
Skream feat. Sam Frank – Rollercoaster (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Rinse Records- Release Date: 28/10/2013 – Preview
Selected Recent Discography
Nadia Ksaiba – Virtual Lover (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Phantasy Sound – Beatport: #17 Electronica
23/09/2013 – Preview
Yousef & The Angel – Float Away (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Full Frequency Range Recordings
16/09/2013 – Preview
Letherette ft. Natasha Kmeto – Restless (Jimmy Edgar Remix) – Ninja Tune
26/08/2013 – Stream on Soundcloud
Py – Polyethers (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Champion Records – Beatport: #26 Electronica
01/07/2013 – Stream on Soundcloud
Ultramajic – Hot Inside EP
Jimmy Edgar – Hot Inside / Shout / Strike EP (3 tracks) – Beatport: #1 Electronica
10/06/2013 – Stream on Soundcloud
Xlr8r debut of the new Ultramajic EP “Mercurio” – Link
I LOVE TECHNO compilation mixed by Gesaffelstein – Featuring 2 Jimmy Edgar tracks
Pete Tong states that Jimmy Edgar’s Polyethers remix was his “favorite track out right now” and opened his EDC Las Vegas set with it. “The track gets a ridiculously good rework from dance royalty in the form of Jimmy Edgar”
Pete Tong, BBC Radio 1 – Stream on Soundcloud
When asked whose productions he’s loving… “There are a lot of great producers around at the minute, but I really love SCNTST, Jimmy Edgar, LE1F, Blawan, Djedjotronic and of course, Jacques Lu Cont.”
Boys Noize, Music Radar – Video Studio Tour & Interview
18/10/2013 @ Dude Club – Milan, IT
19/10/2013 @ ADE / LittleBig Showcase – Amsterdam, NL // with Objekt, Clouds
22/10/2013 @ Output – New York, NY // Boys Noize World Fall Tour 2013
09/11/2013 @ Stattbad – Berlin, DE // EP launch with Kris Wadsworth
15/11/2013 @ Fabric – London, UK // with Boys Noize
16/11/2013 @ Social Club – Paris, FR // with The Hacker
22/11/2013 @ Lanificio 159 – Rome, IT
23/11/2013 @ Nu Spirit – Bratisláva, SK
29/11/2013 @ Babylon – Istanbul, TR // with Derrick May
14/12/2013 @ Warehouse Project – Manchester, UK // Heidi Jackathon with Kerri Chandler, Cajmere
30/11/2013 @ In:Motion – Bristol, UK // with LFO
07/12/2013 @ Madrid – Mondo, IT
28/12/2013 @ Stereo Nightclub – Montreal, Canada // Turbo Label Night with Tiga
Littlebig (in cooperation with THESE GUYS) contribute to the 2013 edition of ADE Festival with an imposing line-up that will take place at Rhone Warehouse on October 19th running from 10pm-8am.
The showcase features a headline DJ slot from rising star Jimmy Edgar alongside blistering sets from Truss & Tessla aka TR\\ER live , Objekt b2b Call Super (6 hour set), Clouds & locals.
Alongside their solo endeavours, Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar combine forces as JETS, performing at key festivals and events across the globe. Following extensive coverage and appearances for Boiler Room, FACT and Leisure System, check out their most recent recording at Japan’s illustrious Taicoclub 13 below.
Jimmy Edgar discusses on FACT about the launch of his new label Ultramajic. Travis ‘Machinedrum’ Stewart will be the partner in crime for the creation of the label, and the first EP will be from Edgar himself.
Clips of ‘Hot Inside’ EP, which will be released in June, can be listened here. Check out also the World Tour dates on flyer below.
After a busy 2012 with his Majenta Live show touring the world, Jimmy Edgar is preparing for another intense year this time playing slamming house / techno DJ sets packed with his new tunes & edits.
Catch Jimmy & Derrick across Europe all spring & summer as they weave their way towards the We Love.. Space mega rave. There are just a couple of remaining June dates were they are available to play together…. 22.06 & 29.06
CD1 Derrick May
1. John Beltran – Synaptic Transmission
2. Yotam Avni – Pentimento
3. Petar Dundov – Distant Shores4. KiNK – Hand Made (Dub mix)
5. Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt 3 (Mush’s Sax Dub)
6. Deep’A & Biri – Hova
7. Carl Craig – Sandstorms
8. Federico Grazzini – Nova
9. Benny Rodrigues – It’s A Spiritual Thing
10. Andres – New For U
CD 2 Jimmy Edgar
1. Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be
2. Lando Kai – Clockin’
3. Jimmy Edgar – Semierotic
4. Magda – Late Night Woodward
5. Kyle Hall & Kero- Zug Island
6. Coyote Clean Up – Mount Babe Bricks
7. Noel Jackson – That You Love Me
8. Darling Farah – Body
9. Magic Touch feat. N Dawson – Niks Groove
10. Kris Wadsworth – Connection
11. Axiom Crux – When Summer Doesn’t Come
The Leisure System crew just returned from London after shaking the city to the ground by depositing tonnes of new music over the airwaves of Rinse FM and at the XOYO show.
Hosted by N>E>D the show features pure dubs, unreleased gems and hot mixes from JIMMY EDGAR and DISCIPLINE. They also announce the newest signing to the label Hubie Davison and preview a few tunes from him via his mini mix.
The Xoyo show on 8th Feb saw stunning sets from all – next up is Berlin @ Berghain on 12th April 2013.
London Flyer here > jees.. what a night..
After two successful events, Leisure System finally returns to London for a mind-blowing megablaster at XOYO. New talents and familiar faces will rock both dancefloors, and wait… did we mention the JETS debut UK live show?
On Friday the 8th of February, Leisure System and XOYO will present JETS. After 12 years of friendship and career parallels, Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar’s pairing was inevitable. As they now both take up full-time residencies in Berlin their collaboration has reached a forceful head. Taking recognisable elements of electronic dance music and transforming them into something altogether new, the result is more than the sum of its parts reflecting the duo’s eccentric and distinctive personalities.
Alongside the majestic duo, Letherette, Akkord, Dawn Day Night, Visionist, Kommune1, Hubie Davidson, and Discipline of the Leisure System family will make the night an unforgettable one.
Be sure to grab your tickets before they are gone!
Following the release of their debut EP on ‘Leisure System’, Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart deliver an exclusive mix for Fact Magazine, absolutely rammed with exclusives, forthcomings and remixes. A potent taster of what’s to come next year.
JETS are now taking select bookings for 2013, with two shows confirmed for the Leisure System collective this year in Barcelona & Berlin, with a London show to be announced very soon.
Leisure System; the collective, label and 4-year long famed Berghain party is back with a very special fourth addition to its catalogue: the inaugural release from JETS – a project which pairs two of dance music’s most eccentric and distinctive personalities, Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart (aka Machine Drum).
Having been friends for over 12 years, it was inevitable that a project like this would finally come into being. After living in New York, touring Japan together and now taking full time residency in Berlin, the first JETS EP marks the culmination of roughly four years of staggered yet perpetual collaboration between the duo. Taking recognisable elements of electronic dance music and subtly transforming them into something altogether new, the result is more than the sum of its parts.
The alignment of both celebrated producers’ music as one creates something altogether new and yet, at the same time, ultimately familiar. Weaving its way intricately into the multi-textured fabric of sounds is the undeniable presence of Edgar’s electro-funk soul whilst Machinedrum’s idiosyncratic syncopated rhythms and stuttered drum clacks jack and roughen the edges.
In a recent interview with FACT magazine, the pair admitted that on this EP, “there’s a sense of where we’ve been, what we’ve come to, and everything in between.” Be part of the journey.
Futuristic-funk starchild, Jimmy Edgar, returns with the third single to be taken from his recent album, Majenta, out earlier this year on Hotflush. This time Edgar shoves his free-spirited sexual appetite in your face, with a slice of stripped-down, upfront electro-funk complete with J.G. Ballard-inspired lyrics of car-crash sexual fetishism.
Alongside the original album cut, two alternate takes are reworked by a pair of producers at the very top of their game: Jon Convex and John Talabot. Check it >>
Jimmy is hitting the road hard this Autumn so be sure not to miss his white hot live show and DJ sets!
We’re incredibly excited to announce our full line-up for theLeisure System stage at Dimensions Festival! Jimmy Edgar,Machinedrum, Gold Panda, Objekt, Jon Hopkins, Nathan Fake (official page), Addison Groove and our residents DJ N<E<D & Puzzle will take over Pula/Croatia on September 7th. Subscribe to our newsletter to win 1×2 Tickets (worth 290€) for the whole festival: