DJ "jMj" Overview
The Glenwood parties caught the attention of many that had no idea anything of note was even happening in the south suburbs, eventually leading to JMJ being selected as an original member on the WGCI Mastermix 6 in 1985, which was quite a feat for a 22 year old “kid from the burbs”. JMJ produced mixes for WGCI as part of the Mastermix 6 in 1985 and 1986. He also produced an edit of Doug E. Fresh’s “The Show” that received airplay in regular rotation on the air.
JMJ continued with the Glenwood parties along with the new radio mix duties in addition to playing parties all over the city, including events at spots like the South Shore Country Club, Union Hall, Sauers, Grand Ballroom, the Rainbow, and the Aragon Ballroom just to name a few, along with numerous club appearances in both the city and suburbs. He also began dabbling in production work, eventually remixing tracks for both Mr. Lee & Kompany and Risque Rhythm Team.
JMJ eventually moved away from throwing events in the late 80’s, establishing residencies at numerous clubs in the south and southwest suburbs that carried through the 90’s and into the early 2000’s, when he made the decision to get back to his roots musically, concentrating on deep house, disco, and creating edits of many of his favorites which led to him winning the Deep House Page Edit Contest in 2004 (The Chi-Lites – My First Mistake) and developing an international following for his edits and reworks. He also got involved with internet radio, hosting his Off The Deep End show, a LIVE 3 hour “anything goes” program from 2004-2013, and on DHP Radio from 2013 to the present, JMJ has one of the longest running shows on internet radio and a global following.
JMJ also got back into throwing events, collaborating with Warehouse and Muzic Box founder Robert Williams, and traveling as well, playing coast to coast with regular appearances at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, along with numerous dates in New York, New Jersey, Houston, and Los Angeles.
The Chosen Few DJ’s selected JMJ to play their 20th Chosen Few Picnic in 2010, and JMJ was also honored as one of the “top 100 influential DJ’s” in Chicago House Music History in 2011.
Recent production work includes releases or edits on Cyberjamz Records, 46th & Wallace, and Lace Front Recordings, along with an edit of Anthony Nicholson feat. Ugochi’s “You Can Make It” on Circular Motion, with new projects already lined up for 2018. JMJ’s Soundcloud page has exceeded 1 million plays and over 150,000 downloads to date, and he’s hit the top 10 on both the Traxsource and Juno Soul/Funk/Disco charts.
With an unlikely “career” that’s already spanned 4 decades, the future continues to be bright for JMJ.