JAY CARDER

About Me

I’ve played across London, starting my DJ career by breaking onto the the UK garage scene. I then began fusing 2-step with house and broken, branching out onto the deeper side of afro and global beats. I have residencies at Brixton Jamm’s Garage Juice supporting Luck & Neat and also at Hakkassan group’s Yauatcha City, playing deep house and ‘globetronica’.

I run my own monthly club nights with 4 To The Floor London at The Book Club in East London. These nights are specifically catered for heads and dancers, focused on house but bringing through a variety of styles from around the globe with a different headliner each month. In the last 2 years we’ve had Atjazz, Henry Wu, Alton Miller and more. Other London venues I’ve played at include the Ace Hotel, Bar Tipsy, Bow Bridge, Notting Hill Arts Club, Trapeze, Truman Brewery, and festivals such as Bestival, Secret Garden Party and We Are FSTVL.

 

My Goals

I have a very positive outlook and have always maintained an open-minded and hardworking attitude towards my DJ career. I’m entirely immersing myself in music and grabbing any given opportunity to learn more with both hands (and legs and arms, whatever it takes!)

Despite having played at a few respectable venues I consider myself relatively fresh on the DJ scene and feel I would really develop by hearing from those experienced in the field of electronic music – SEM looks like an absolutely INCREDIBLE opportunity and having a mentor would be beyond brilliant for helping me to develop my skills and build my confidence in progressing towards unlocking my true potential. I have SO much energy for sharing and playing music and I know it’s something I’m going to be doing for a long time…to surround myself with and meet people who are invested in developing diversity in the field of electronic music would be extraordinarily enriching. I attended Smirnoff x Shesaid.so’s talks at Fabric last year and it was such an inspiring experience – I left those workshops feeling wholly energised and ready to work for what I truly love and believe in – and I still feel this way today, arguably even more strongly. To get involved in the SEM mentoring programme would truly be next level