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Justin "J Boogie" Boland is a DJ/producer from San Francisco, California. He was born in September 1973. He is signed to the Om Records label, and has 3 full length albums as well as several mix CDs. He has also been featured on several compilations such as Mushroom Jazz and the OM Lounge series. His style includes a mixture of hip-hop, funk, downtempo, afrobeat, Latin, dancehall, soul, and electronic. He is the co-creator of the radio show "Beatsauce," along with DJs Raw B, and Wisdom on KUSF, which was awarded "Best hip-hop show" by citysearch.com, the S.F. Bay Guardian, and the S.F. Weekly. He is one of the residents at Dub Mission, a weekly reggae/roots party in San Francisco ran by DJ Sep.
Awarded "Best Hip Hop Radio Show" by SF Bay Guardian, "San Francisco’s Best Radio & Club DJ" by Citysearch.com and “SF’s Best Club DJ” by SF Weekly; J Boogie’s unique style of mixing genres has him performing internationally and DJing festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lightning in a Bottle, WMC, Sundance Film Fest, Power to the Peaceful and more.
J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
J has a band called J Boogie's Dubtronic Science, which features himself and a few other frequent contributors. They play a mix of styles and feature members of Jazz Mafia on horns, an Afro Latin percussion percussionist, Aima the Dreamer, Deuce Eclipse and Rich Armstrong on vocals, and sometimes special guests such as Zion I or Lyrics Born. Although Dubtronic Science uses production techniques popularized in Dub music, the album does not fall under that genre.
J-Boogie has been DJing since 1991. He started on the radio in college radio at KUSF. When DJing, he integrates various techniques and musical genres including dub, soul, hip–hop, reggae, funk, Latin, afro-beat, bhangra, dancehall, disco, electro and house.
J-Boogie has earned awards such as “SF’s Best Club DJ” by SF Weekly, "SF’s Best Radio & Club DJ" by citysearch.com and "Best Hip–Hop Radio Show" by SF Bay Guardian.
J-Boogie DJs around the world at places like APT, Turntables on the Hudson, Deep Space NYC, 18th Street Lounge, Halo, Temple Bar, Afro Funke, Root Down, Firecracker, The Do Over and Deep LA. He has also been on tour with Widespread Panic, Bassnectar and Spearhead, and has opened for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mark Farina, Louie Vega, DJ Krush, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Breakestra, RJD2, PPP, and Nickodemus.
J-Boogie has also performed at the music festivals Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, SXSW, WMC, Harmony Fest, Earthdance, High Sierra, Power to the Peaceful and Burning Man.
J-Boogie's self-titled debut album dropped in 2003, featuring artists like Goapele, Gina Rene, People Under The Stairs, Capital A and Tony Moses. His next release on Om Records, Live in the Mix, is a mix CD featuring 2 new original songs, "You're a Murdera" feat. Deuce Eclipse and Zion I and "Purple Perpendicular Phonics" featuring P.E.A.C.E. and Raashan Ahmad.
His third release on Om, Soul Vibrations features The Rebirth, Rich Medina, Lyrics Born, Ohmega Watts, Zion I, Crown City Rockers, Jennifer Johns, Deuce Eclipse, Capitol A, The Mamaz, Jazz Mafia, Lunar Heights, Jrod Indigo, Tony Moses and more.
J-Boogie has also released several mix tapes and remixes. His has remixed DJ Vadim, Alice Russell, Miguel Migs, Karsh Kale, The Rebirth, Zeph & Azeem, Mark Farina, Zion I, Goapele and Soulstice. His mix CD's are Leftism 1 & 2 with Sake One, In the Mood I & II, Universal B Breaks, Electro Soul, Live in the Bedroom, Live on the Dancefloor. He has been featured on compilations like Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz 5 & 6, Om Lounge series, and Ubiquity compilations and remix projects.
He has remixed/dubbed:
He has been remixed/dubbed by:
He has collaborated with / featured:
- Talib Kweli
- Mark Farina
- People Under The Stairs
- Deuce Eclipse
- Zion I
- Capitol A
- Raashan Ahmad Morris
- Omega y su Mambo Violento
- Gina Rene
- Mike Baggz
- Lunar Heights
His 12" singles are:
- Try Me
- Purple Perpendicular Phonics
- You're the Murdera (B-side)
His albums are:
- J Boogie's Dubtronic Science (2003)
- Live in the Mix (2005)
- Soul Vibrations (2008)
- Soul Vibrations: Dub Remixes (2008) digital release only
- He is currently the Hip Hop Curator at Pandora Media, responsible for programming genre stations and adding music to the R&B, hip hop and reggae libraries. J Boogie’s experience in radio, clubs and the studio have put him to work at Beats, AOL Music, Pulselocker, Amoeba Music, KUSF and more.
- Theakston, Rob. "Biography: J Boogi". AMG. Retrieved 16 May 2010.