Jimpster can be called a veteran in the game at the very least. This UK phenomenon has a track record that will make many a DJ jealous and a level of productivity that’s equally staggering. It has been long-awaited by us, and now it’s finally here: Jimpster’s mixtape for Deep House Amsterdam.
Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster, has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20 years and co-running esteemed UK deep house label Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007 in DJ Mag) for the last 17 of them. More recently he set up Delusions Of Grandeur as an outlet for more underground and raw tracks introducing and helping to establish artists such as 6th Borough Project, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim. His musical upbringing and very early introduction to production (his first release was on influential UK label Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ in 1990 alongside labelmates Future Sound Of London) have helped him forge a sound that is both warm and deep as well as being innovative and club-friendly, a style which is naturally reflected in the releases on his labels.
‘100 gigs a year’
Born into a musical family, Jimpster was influenced and encouraged by his father Roger Odell who was a drummer in a jazz-funk band. It was there that he was first exposed to electronic synthesizers and recording equipment at around age 10. Jimpster had a brief intermezzo from DJing while playing in the electronica band The Bays, but eventually took up his earlier path as a DJ/Producer. Over the last two decades he has built up a musical resume that is impressive in both quantity and quality, with multiple releases on the distinctive Defected, 2020Vision and Strictly Rhythm, Z Records, and many other quality labels. Besides that, Jimpster has more 90 remixes under his belt. His gig schedule is outer worldly as well, with 100 performances during 2010.
Thankfully he’s been able to find the time to create this mix for us, that we’ve been looking forward to for a while now. Press play and hear the result of his labour.