C-Jay got his first musical educations on the ins- and outs of both digital and analogue instruments, with the enthusiastic love and support of his parents and a local music teacher. His love for synthesizers grew and pretty soon young C-Jay’s bedroom was swamped with analogue synths and drum machines, paid for by his weekend jobs.
And now years later, C-Jay is as diverse as it gets in today’s dance music business: former record store owner (Sessions Recordstore), DJ, a producer, label owner (The Sessions Recordings) promoter of his own nights and “Head of Dance music Licenses” at Dutch authors rights company “Buma / Stemra.” With his day job he makes sure composers and authors of Dance music in Holland get paid when their music is performed on stage.
As a producer C-Jay got his first worldwide release in the spring of 2004. This track (SwayWatch) got signed to the Moun10 imprint, (owned by Dutch house legend Jaydee) and got massive support from artists like The Flash Brothers, Chris Fortier and Fred Numf. His second release, co-produced by his friend Jaydee under their “Graylock” moniker, got a release on First Impression Recordings, Jaydee’s label. This release got supported, by Armin Van Buuren, Ton TB, Paul Van Dyk, The Flash Brothers, Carl Cox, Chris Fortier and many more.