Jimmy Van M

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Jimmy Van M
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Jimmy Van M performing at the club Luv
Background information
Birth name James Van Malleghem
Origin Belgium Belgium
Genres Downtempo, progressive house
Occupations Disc jockey, Record producer, Promoter
Years active 1992–present
Website http://www.jimmyvanm.com/

Jimmy Van M (born James Van Melleghem) is a DJ of progressive house and downtempo music. He was a large part of the "Delta Heavy Tour" with Sasha & John Digweed, in addition to performing with many other DJs, such as James Zabiela[1] and Lee Burridge.[2] He has released a few singles as well as mix albums on Ultra Records and Bedrock Records. He is more known for his warm up set than his peak time performances.[3]

Jimmy Van M was born in Belgium, but moved to Orlando, Florida in the United States at age 10.[4] In 1995, he founded the Balance Promote Group, a DJ booking agency and record pool.[4] In 2000, he released his first mix compilation Trance Nation America and followed this up with 2001's Bedrock: Compiled & Mixed album.[5] His third album, Balance 010 of EQ / Stomp's Balance series, is a three disc compilation featuring a "downtempo" disc, a "midtempo" disc, and an "uptempo" disc, with the tempo building throughout the three.[6] The first disc starts at 65 beats per minute and the third ends at 126 beats per minute.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prevatt, Mike (2003-10-04). "James Zabiela + Jimmy Van M: Spundae at Circus Disco -- Hollywood, California". Pop Matters. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Lee Burridge & Jimmy Van M. at Icon". 365mag. 2002-10-26. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Jimmy Van M interview". Progressive-Sounds. 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  4. ^ a b Romero, Dennis (2007-01-04). "M for Mellow: Orlando's pioneering progressive DJ slows it down with 'Balance'". Los Angeles CityBeat. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  5. ^ Jones, Simon (2006-09-03). "Jimmy Van M - Balance 010". Progressive-Sounds. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  6. ^ "In Balance with Jimmy Van M". Beat Factor. 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 

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