JS Clayden

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JS Clayden
Birth name Jonathan Seth Clayden
Also known as JS Clayden
Born (1971-03-24) 24 March 1971 (age 43)
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Rock
Metal
Industrial
Electronica
Occupations Producer, Musician, Vocalist
Instruments Vocals, Programming
Years active 1989 -
Labels PSI Records
Associated acts Pitchshifter, Doheny
Website pitchshifter.com

JS Clayden (born Jonathan Seth Clayden on 24 March 1971 in London, England) is a British singer and songwriter. He is best known as the frontman of the band Pitchshifter. He moved to several towns in the United Kingdom, settling in Nottingham, England for a number of years before emigrating to Los Angeles, California. He's also the brother of Pitchshifter's bassist, Mark Clayden.

Biography[edit]

In 1989, Clayden was living as an artist in France and selling paintings, when his brother, bassist/programmer Mark Clayden formed Pitchshifter (then called Pitch Shifter) and wrote an album. He asked JS to join the band, and he went back to England where he provided backing vocals to the band's first release, Industrial. After the release of Industrial, he stepped up as the band vocalist, and released the band's second album/EP Submit.

More recently, he emigrated to the United States, where he founded PSI Records, an independent label that provides music for various movies, TV shows and commercials. He also works at the Musicians Institute working as the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

In September 2011 he was recognized as Alumni of the Month at Middlesex University due to his "hard work and success [which was] cemented by his MA at Middlesex University".[1]

Career[edit]

He has worked with producers such as Dave Jerden and Machine . Other collaborators include long time friend Jello Biafra. He also completed remixes for bands like The Stereophonics, Prong and Clawfinger, Pigface and The oh so chic Parisian electro-shockers Dead Sexy. He has also commissioned a wide range of mixes from the likes of Rob Swift, Luke Vibert, DJ Punc Roc and Therapy?. He has also appeared in This Is Menace album The Scene Is Dead, in the track "Cut Us (And We Bleed)".

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