Jef K

Jef K

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A native of Paris, Jef K started mixing records in 1992 after spending nine months in London. His deep, groovy and sexy house sets made him quickly earn a reputation as one of the fastest rising DJs amongst the French house scene.

Long time residencies at some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs followed and Jef K regularly graced the decks at Rex Club and Respect in Paris, Fuse in Brussels, and Robert Johnson in Frankfurt. As global demand for the DJ rose Jef was often travelling far and wide to play at top clubs in Asia, South America and USA as well as the rest of Europe.

In the mid-90s Jef kept his passion alive as A & R for French label Distance and in turn was later responsible for 6 of the label’s highly rated compilations – five volumes of the “My House” series and the third volume of the “French Sessions” series. Then Krypton/ Sony France released Jef’s “Paris-Chicago Express” CD- a Cajual and Relief compilation in 1997 – the same year that Jef made his first foray into production with E-Troneek Funk’s Cyril K. The track ‘First Step’ made it onto the “Aline Can Dance” compilation project released by Small/Sony.

At the end of the 90s Jef K began to leave an indelible mark on the industry when he teamed up with brother Antoine aka DJ Tony Silver to launch the labels FFWD Records and Silver Network. The latter has seen output from some of House Music’s finest producers including Chez Damier, Charles Webster, Pepe Bradock, I:cube, Dixon, Iz&Diz, The Revenge, Milton Jackson, Spirit Catcher, Soul Minority, Chris Carrier and Gwen Maze. 2002 saw the birth of another successful label Crack & Speed, together with partner Holmar Filipsson, with subsequent releases from Sasse aka Freestyle Man, Chris Carrier, Jay Haze, Abe Duqe, Franklin De Costa, Phil Weeks and many more.

2009 saw Jef flexing his production muscles some more and a collaboration with old friend/ partner Chris Carrier for 3 EPs on Silver Network – “Morning EP“, “Chaka EP” and “Fever EP” – all highly regarded by both press and peers. In June 2010, the label dropped one of the monster hits of the summer ‘In My System’ – a collaboration between Jef, Chris Carrier and Chez Damier under the name The Gathering. Jef K’s own ‘System Mix’ received a huge response from all the major house DJs in the world including Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Radio Slave and Soul Clap it’s no surprise the track charted at no.7 in the Resident Advisor Top 50 tracks of the year 2010 and has received the accolade of remixes by The Revenge, I:Cube, Milton Jackson, Soul Minority, Dj Shade & Steve Ferrand…

Jef has also worked with Gwen Maze on a productive collaboration, “Want You Back” (Silver Network), as well as remixing for numerous quality labels including Composite Recordings, Moodmusic, Cecille Records, Rebirth, Akbal, SUOL, Rue de Plaisance, Airdrop, Pooled Music, One Records, Melisma, Dame Music , Slow Town, Organic, and Vitalik. Now his third decade in the industry, Jef’s love of DJing and the peoples’ love for him is as strong as ever. His 2014 gig schedule covering some of the best underground parties – Half Baked, Katapult, and Concrete Paris – says it all.
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Jef K Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Jef* & Chris* / Chris Carrier Jef* & Chris* / Chris Carrier - Morning EP (EP) Silver Network France 2009 Sell This Version
Jef* & Chris* Jef* & Chris* - Chaka EP (EP) Silver Network France 2009 Sell This Version
SILVER 026 Jef* & Chris* Jef* & Chris* - Fever EP(3xFile, EP, MP3, 320) Silver Network SILVER 026 France 2009
Silver 032 Subb-an featuring Jef K.* Subb-an featuring Jef K.* - Paris Bébé(12") Silver Network Silver 032 France 2012 Sell This Version
Jef K Featuring Rhythm&Soul Jef K Featuring Rhythm&Soul - The Groove Maker (EP) Slow Town Records Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OAMR001 Jef K And Rhythm&Soul Presents The Groove Brothers (4) Jef K And Rhythm&Soul Presents The Groove Brothers (4) - The Groove Brothers(12") On A Mission Records OAMR001 France 2014 Sell This Version
VIT022 Jef K & Chris Carrier Jef K & Chris Carrier - Windtalkers EP(12", EP) Vitalik VIT022 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CERTAIN 001 Jef K And Rhythm&Soul As The Groove Brothers (4) Jef K And Rhythm&Soul As The Groove Brothers (4) - A Certain Ratio EP(12", EP) Certain Music (2) CERTAIN 001 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

DJ Jef K* My House Vol.02 – A House Music Compilation By DJ Jef K, Paris (Comp) Distance France 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Jef K* My House – A House Music Compilation By DJ Jef K, Paris (Comp) Distance France 1997 Sell This Version
Di0742 DJ Jef K* My House Vol.03 – A House Music Compilation By DJ Jef K, Paris(CD, Comp) Distance Di0742 France 1998 Sell This Version
Di1372 DJ Jef K* My House Vol.04 – A House Music Compilation By DJ Jef K, Paris(CD, Comp) Distance Di1372 France 1999 Sell This Version
Di1482 DJ Jef K* My House – The Collection – Volumes 1-3, Compiled By DJ Jef K, Paris(3xCD, Comp + Box) Distance Di1482 France 1999 Sell This Version
Di1962 DJ Jef K* My House Vol. 05 – A House Music Compilation By DJ Jef K, Paris(CD, Comp) Distance Di1962 France 2000 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

Di0902 DJ Jef K* Distance To House / French Sessions Vol. 03(CD, Mixed) Distance Di0902 France 1998 Sell This Version
SILCD001 Jef K The Silver Star Hotel(CD, Mixed) Silver Network SILCD001 France 2003 Sell This Version
RA.217 Jef K RA.217(File, MP3, Mixed, 160) Resident Advisor RA.217 UK 2010