Music has been a part of Jay Lumen‘s life since his childhood years. He learnt music in conservatory for eight years, which provided a good basis to his ambition of making music. This ambition appeared very early, during the schooldays when he started to turn compositions of classic authors to his own style, rather than playing the original versions of them. Although he was educated to play on a classic instrument – violin – he early recognised that his desire of creative work would not be realised with this kind of instrument. By getting his first computer, he immediately started to make his ideas to be heard. In the meantime he got to know the synth in the way of self-education and as he obtained the newest technologies and software he developed and got more and more closer to the sound in which he felt himself familiar.
Nowadays, Jay Lumen is one of the most quickly developing new generation DJ/producers. His releases are coming out at the best international labels just like Drumcode, Saved, OFF Recordings, 100% Pure, Octopus Records, Cadenza, etc. He was the only DJ/Producer in 2010 and 2011 who had 6 tunes (originals and remixes) on the Beatport’s top chart at the same time and he did it again in 2012 as well. In 2012 all his new releases and remixes jumped to the Top10 charts of Beatport.
As a DJ, he made his first party in elementary school, when he was only 14 years old. In the beginning he played his favourite tracks from vinyl, and later, following technical improvement he switched to use CDs. In his DJ sets he builds from house, tech house, techno and deep style elements. Dynamic, pulsating grooves and pleasant vocal tunes are also featured throughout his sound both from his tracks and sets. The artist with classic musical pre qualification is now one of the most famous and internationally appreciated new generation DJ/producers who was also the winner of Ballantine’s Music Awards 2014: “The Best Underground DJ” award.
As a guest on Decoded Radio for the 2nd hour of the show we have a live recording of the first hour of his set at Sziget Festival this summer. You can now also watch the full set on YouTube below.
Decoded Radio hosted by Luke Brancaccio presents Jay Lumen.
01. Yannek Maunz – Apart [Parquet]
02. Damian Lazarus – Moment (Adam Port) [Crosstown Rebels]
03. Adwer – Ouverture
04. Rodriguez Jr – Amargosa [Anjunadeep]
05. Nicole Moudaber – The Sun At Midnight (Marino Canal) [Mood]
06. Damien Spencer – Try [Pro B Tech]
07. John Monkman – Komplex [Anjunadeep]
08. Yannek Maunz – Apart (Tone Depth) [Parquet]
09. Dalfie – After The Early Night [Do Not Sleep]
10. i_O – Possession
Live from Sziget Festival