Jimpster

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Jimpster
Birth name Jamie Odell
Origin Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
Genres Deep house, house, jungle, acid jazz, electronica
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 1997–present
Website www.myspace.com/jimpster

Jimpster (aka Audiomontage, aka Franc Spangler, real name Jamie Odell) is a British deep house producer and DJ. Together with Tom Roberts, he founded the labels Freerange Records and Delusions of Grandeur.[1] While producing his own tracks and playing live shows, Jimpster has also worked on remixes, including a remix of the song 400 years by Bob Marley.[2]

History[edit]

Born into a musical family, Jimpster was influenced and encouraged by his father Roger Odell who is the drummer in the jazz-funk band Shakatak. It was there that he was first exposed to electronic synthesizers and recording equipment at around age 10. He started Freerange records in 1996, a label that has since found a niche in deep house with artists like Shur-I-Kan and Milton Jackson.[3] Jimpster played in a live electronica band, The Bays, from 2002 until 2007, but eventually decided to focus on djing and his record label.[4]

In 2007 his label Freerange was voted Best British Label by Dj Mag, in 2010 he won the Beatport titles: Best Deep House Producer and Best Deep House Remix of the year.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Martian Arts (1997), Instinct Ambient
  • Messages From the Hub (1999), Kudos
  • Live At Soundofspeed (2000), Soundofspeed
  • Domestic Science (2002), Kudos
  • Amour (2006), Freerange Records
  • Porchlight and Rocking Chairs (2013), Freerange Records

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Initial EP (1996), Freerange Records
  • Interconnect EP (1997), Kudos
  • Deepdown EP (2001), Kudos
  • Martian Arts (1996), Freerange Records
  • Perennial Pleasures (1997), Kudos
  • Seeing Is Believing (2000), Kudos
  • State of Mind (2002), Kudos
  • Armour LP Sampler (2006), Freerange
  • Square Up (2006), Buzzin' Fly Records
  • Dangly Panther (2008), Freerange Records
  • Sleeper (2009), Freerange Records

Compilations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jimpster Biography". Beatport. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Rico, Zack (2007-09-10). "Bob Marley ‘400 Years’ (Jimpster Remix)". Beatportal. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  3. ^ Interview: Jimpster by Juno Plus on 18.12.2009 at 12:49pm (2010-08-27). "Interview: Jimpster | Juno Plus". Junodownload.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  4. ^ Rico, Zack (2010-02-25). "When Jimpster met Ralph Lawson". Beatportal. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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