J Farell

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J Farell
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Background information
Birth name Justin Farell Alamar
Born (1982-04-23) April 23, 1982 (age 34)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Origin Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Genres hip hop, pop, dance, R&B
Occupation(s) Music Producer
Instruments Keyboard
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts Kreayshawn, J. Cole, Gorilla Zoe, Kat DeLuna, Tinie Tempah, Asher Roth, Hyper Crush, Drake, Gotye, Roscoe Dash, Driicky Graham, Ed Sheeran, Clinton Sparks, Wiz Khalifa
Website jfarellmusic.com

Justin Farell Alamar (born April 23, 1982), better known as J Farell, is an American music producer from Cherry Hill, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers University where he was first exposed to music production. J Farell broke into the recording industry in 2010 and is best known for producing remixes for artists such as Kreayshawn, J. Cole, Roscoe Dash, Gorilla Zoe, Hyper Crush, Gotye, Driicky Graham, Rita Ora, Wiz Khalifa, Eva Simons, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and more. He received his first official placement with Entertainment One for the remix of Gorilla Zoe's song "Twisted". In March 2011, it debuted on Philadelphia's radio station Wired 96.5. This remix was digitally released on iTunes by Atlantic Records on May 23, 2011. J Farell first received widespread recognition on August 29, 2011 when his remix of Kreayshawn's single "Gucci Gucci" went viral on YouTube and gained over 7 million views in under 12 hours. A week later, the video charted at #7 on YouTube's Top 100 Music Videos. In 2013, Ed Sheeran spoke about J Farell's remix of his song The A Team with Ralphie Aversa on WPLJ's The Ralphie Radio Show. J Farell began working on a collaboration project with Dj Beatstreet and Dj Suraci. In May 2015, the trio formed the group Money Drop and, two months later, released their first collaborative single entitled Everything on Fleek. With the help of Interscope Records in July 2015, J Farell landed the official remix of Good For You by Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky. In November 2015, J Farell collaborated with singer/songwriter Todd Carey and created a refreshed, doo-wop style remix of Todd's single "OMG". On December 4th, 2015, the official OMG Remix was released to a positive response on social media. His work is noted by an announcer or a giggling woman saying the "J Farell" tagline in most of his recent music.

Production Discography[edit]

Official Releases[edit]

List of official releases, with date released
Artist Title Album details Ref
Gorilla Zoe Twisted (J Farell Remix) [feat. Lil Jon]
  • Released: May 23, 2011
  • Label: Atlantic/Block Ent/Entertainment One
  • Format: digital download
J. Cole Work Out (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: October 17, 2011
  • Label: Sony/Roc Nation/Columbia
  • Format: digital download
Driicky Graham Snapbacks & Tattoos (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: August 5, 2012
  • Label: Entertainment One/NWEMG
  • Format: digital download
J Farell Save Me (Radio Edit)
  • Released: April 10, 2013
  • Label: J Farell Music
  • Format: digital download
Kat Dahlia Gangsta (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: May 8, 2013
  • Label: Vested in Culture/Epic Records
  • Format: digital download
J Farell Bounce Them
  • Released: July 9, 2014
  • Label: J Farell Music
  • Format: digital download/ringtone
Kat DeLuna Bum Bum feat. Trey Songz (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: May 19, 2015
  • Label: Entertainment One
  • Format: digital download
J Farell RBF (Resting Bitch Face)
  • Released: July 16, 2015
  • Label: J Farell Music
  • Format: digital download
Selena Gomez Good For You ft. A$AP Rocky (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: July 16, 2015
  • Label: Interscope/Geffen/A&M
  • Format: digital download
Money Drop Everything on Fleek (feat. Queen Jo)
  • Released: July 18, 2015
  • Label: Music IS Entertainment
  • Format: digital download
Todd Carey OMG (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: December 4, 2015
  • Label: Inspiration Factory
  • Format: digital download
Big Ali, Lil Jon, Mohombi, & Chris Reeder Do It Now (J Farell Trap Mix)
  • Released: March 1, 2016
  • Label: Tweak Spin
  • Format: digital download
Alicia Keys In Common (J Farell Remix)
  • Released: May 23, 2016
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: digital download

Songs in notable television shows[edit]

Song Film/Television Show Episode Network Original Air Date U.S. viewers
"Cashin' Out (J Farell Remix) (Ca$h Out)" Dancin' On Air Final Episode, Season 1 WPHL-TV June 23, 2012 n/a
"I'm Grindin'" Bad Girls All-Star Battle "Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer" Oxygen May 21, 2013 1.73[10]
"New Age Swag" Hollywood Exes "Episode 3" of Season 2 VH1 July 23, 2013 0.72[11]
"Play My Game" Girl Get Your Mind Right With Tionna T. Smalls Episode 116[12] MTV June 12, 2013 n/a

Songs in commercials[edit]

Song Commercial Brand/Company Notes
"Comcast Careers" Helping Veterans Fast-Forward their Careers [13] Comcast/NBCUniversal Host Chef Robert Irvine

Other Remix Releases[edit]

Production Credits[edit]

  • 2010: "We Can Go Anywhere" (Bolo)
  • 2010: "Be On the LookOut" (Bolo)
  • 2010: "Rappers Beware" (Bolo)
  • 2010: "BPG (Bloody Pair of Gloves)" (Bolo)
  • 2010: "Streets on Smash (Gettin' Dat Gwop) feat. Blu Flame" (Bolo)
  • 2010: "Streets on Smash [Gettin' Dat Gwop] feat. Blu Flame (Remix)" (Bolo)
  • 2011: "Enough Is Enough" (Dosage)
  • 2011: "War feat. Johnny Walker" (Dosage)
  • 2011: "Frankenstein" (Asher Roth)
  • 2011: "One Love Baby" (Roman)
  • 2011: "Pride" (Roman)
  • 2011: "Loudmouth" (Roman)
  • 2011: "The Arrival" (Roman)
  • 2011: "Own That Burn" (Roman)
  • 2011: "She Didn't" (Roman)
  • 2011: "You Can't Kill Me" (Roman)
  • 2011: "Impact feat. Kasino" (Roman)
  • 2012: "Metronome" (Blonde Gang)

Chart performance and certifications for "Work Out"[edit]

J. Cole's single "Work Out" charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week of July 23, 2011 at number eighty-five.[14] "Work Out" re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 on week of September 24, 2011 at number ninety-eight.[15] The song has since peaked at number thirteen. J Farell's remix was released as the rhythmic alternative version. As of January 11, 2012, "Work Out" has been certified platinum by the RIAA.


Chart (2011–12) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 32
US Billboard Hot 100 13
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 10
US Billboard Rap Songs 3
US Billboard Pop Songs 13


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum


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  11. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings: Another Sunday, Another "True Blood" Victory". The Futon Critic. July 23, 2013. 
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  15. ^ Top 100 Songs Billboard.com
  16. ^ "American single certifications – J. Cole – Work Out". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH