John Tejada

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John Tejada is an Austrian-born American electronic music producer and composer. Tejada’s output of music began in 1994, including four albums for Kompakt, plus releases on Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research, Seventh City, Playhouse, Defected, and his own label of 22 years, Palette Recordings.

Tejada began traveling internationally in 1997 to showcase his DJ skills around the globe. He has traveled to more than 25 countries and DJed or performed live at clubs and festivals around the world, including the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (aka Movement), Sonar Festival (in Spain and Tokyo), Decibel Festival (Seattle), Dance Valley (Netherlands), Sync Festival (Greece), Mutek (Montreal and Mexico), as well as internationally known spaces such as Berghain (Berlin), Fabric (London), Yellow (Tokyo), Rex Club (Paris), Output (NYC), Dekmantel (Amsterdam), Guggenheim (Bilbao), The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles) and twice at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.


Tejada’s also been responsible for remixing dozens of acts including The Postal Service, Télépopmusic, The Field, Bomb the Bass, Way Out West, Kevin Saunderson, Derren Emerson, Gui Boratto, and Simian Mobile Disco. Tejada’s latest venture is as Wajatta (with international star Reggie Watts) with their debut album being released on May 11, 2018.




  • Ebonics (1997) - Palette Recordings
  • Genre (1998) - Palette Recordings
  • Sonic Life (1998) - Ferox Records
  • Song Forms & Freedom (2000) - Mosaic
  • The Cover Up (2000) - 1200 Music
  • Connection Remixes (2001) - Sheep Records
  • Mating Rhythm (2001) - Mosaic
  • The Toiling of Idle Hands (2004) - Immigrant
  • Voyager (2005) - Palette Recordings
  • Sweat (On the Walls) (2005) - Poker Flat Recordings
  • Not That, But This (2011) - Trapez
  • Acid Test 10 (2016) - Absurd Recordings
  • Therapy (2016) - Palette Recordings
  • Acid Test 12 (2017) - Absurd Recordings

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Fabric 44 - John Tejada (2009) - Fabric (London)
  • The 7th City Years (2012) - Palette Recordings

Collaborative albums[edit]


  • Casual High Technology (2018) - Comedy Dynamics

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