Firstly, a big hello from Ibiza. 2014 has already been a monumental year for dance music, with the UK top 40 crammed with dance tracks in a level of congestion not witnessed since the 1990s. The vibrance and aesthetics of the scene have kept Ibiza bubbling over with talent, with club nights and venues aplenty …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report | 5th July 2014"
April 14, 2014
I wanted to start this instalment with a tribute to one of the most influential individuals in the history of electonic music, Frankie Knuckles. During my formative years it was the music that Frankie made/showcased that helped to inspire me and a generation of music fanatics to carve their own DJ careers. His remix of …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report | 14th April 2014"
December 15, 2013
Firstly, I’d like to briefly touch on the recent passing of Nelson Madela. During my various DJing visits to South Africa I went to Robben Island and visited the tiny cell that held Mandela for so many harsh years, also taking a tour of Soweto, amongst other points of South African historical interest. When someone …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report | 15th December 2013"
August 26, 2013
Firstly, I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. For those of you who don’t already know, let me furnish you with the news that I’ll be returning to my long time stomping ground of the BBC Radio 1 studios for one night only, taking the helm of the mighty Essential Mix. Be sure to tune …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report | 26th August 2013"
June 9, 2013
Let’s kick this instalment off with some significant, but exciting news. As many of you have noticed and asked me about, there’s been something of a delay in announcing this year’s Judgement Ibiza line up. This is all for good reason. After 13 years of hosting Sundays at Eden, we’re moving our operations to Fridays. …Continue reading "judge jules diary report 9th june 2013"
March 29, 2013
As you may remember from previous instalments, in addition to my extensive DJ travels and music-making I’m now also working as an entertainment lawyer for one of Europe’s most high profile firms, Sheridans. This was a long-term game plan and I’ve been working 3 days per week at the London-based office, loving every minute. Skills …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report 29th March 2013"
January 27, 2013
December is one of the most enjoyable months to DJ. The diverse range of gigs, along with an influx of international shows make for an action packed few weeks of multiple trips from London Heathrow. While I’m on the subject, I read this week that British Airways are commencing a new direct service from Heathrow …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report 13th January 2013"
December 7, 2012
With the end of 2012 appearing into view, it’s only appropriate to summarise a few of the highlights of this year and, as per usual, reflect back on some of the last month’s DJ outings.
September 29, 2012
I start this instalment by doffing my cap to Apple. How they manage to create such frenzied hype about each new product release is truly amazing. Walking past my local Apple store today, they had an iPhone 5 queuing system that you’d expect to see outside The Ministry of Sound. Personally I’m wrapped in an Apple bubble, currently possessing almost every item on their current hardware line, and NO, I’m not sponsored by them (but wish I was). I’m writing this on my Macbook by the way..
August 25, 2012
It’s the summer season, and I figured that individually listing and commenting, in a generic way, on each and every one of the countless summer gigs that I play probably wouldn’t make for the most gripping read. Especially when part of my summer itinerary consists of the same two gigs 15 weeks in a row. I can happily sit here and reminisce about every molecular detail of each event, but I’m sure the majority of you have equally busy lives. So here’s a summary of what’s been going on in my world.