Speedy J

Speedy J

Real Name:
Jochem George Paap
Jochem Paap (the Rotterdam artist owes the nickname Speedy J to his DJ skills) is unanimously considered to be one of the first techno producers to come from the Benelux. Together with people like Laurent Garnier, Aphex Twin and Richie Hawtin he helped raising the genre just after it had escaped the Detroit delivery room.

Since the early nineties, Speedy J releases on labels like Plus 8, Warp and Novamute. But while techno develops into a dominating force on many dance floors worldwide, Jochem Paap, after the albums Ginger (1993) and G Spot (1995), turns left and heads for other exciting places.

On Public Energy No. 1 (1997) and A Shocking Hobby (2000) the sound wizard exchanges flowing, harmonious techno for a much more complex sound, filled with colliding samples, crackling rhythms and tremendously thrilling turns.

After fifteen years of techno Speedy J now has come full circle. But what a wide circle it was, and how fickle the trodden path. Over the years he has collaborated with video-artists, filmmakers and advertisers, made the pioneering DVD Umfeld, an audio-visual, electronic trip, which sets the standard for many composers who want to compose for six speakers in the coming years – remarkably made available as a free download on the internet.

But not only that, Speedy J has continuously been pushing the boundaries of electronic & experimental dance music. Blurring the lines between Live performance and Digital Djing, he fuses subversive electronics and peak time Techno. Together with his partner in crime Chris Liebing he started using Traktor and other Software technology on 4 laptops with hardware such as Machine Drum and 303’s to create a fully integrated set. Again he is spearheading a way of DJing that is picked up by a lot of other forward thinking electronic artists.

Logically, the releases on his label Electric Deluxe all feature tool versions, introducing the concept of creating unique live sets from parts as a natural evolution of Djing. Not only setting the bar for peak hour Techno madness, Electric Deluxe becomes the platform for his Collabs series that started on Novamute, as well as releases by open minded artists like Chris Liebing, George Issakidis, Tommy Four Seven and Terrence Fixmer to showcase the value of creative synergy using newest technology.

Another strong part of this idea is the introduction of a new series of techno events called Electric Deluxe presents, which in a young history of just a couple of editions brought major artists like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Radio Slave, Matthew Dear, Chris Liebing into play.

Speedy J’s musical vision is genre blurring, creative freedom at the highest level of innovation and quality, it is providing a platform for artists operating within any conceivable genre in the broad spectrum of techno to fully explore and embrace the ever-expanding technological possibilities.

Speedy J Discography


Speedy J Ginger (Album) Plus 8 Records, Plus 8 Records Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Speedy J G Spot (Album) Warp Records, Warp Records Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Speedy J !ive (Album) Plus 8 Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Speedy J Public Energy No.1 (Album) Plus 8 Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Speedy J A Shocking Hobby (Album) NovaMute Benelux 2000 Sell This Version
Speedy J Loudboxer (Album) NovaMute US 2002 Sell This Version
Chris Liebing / Speedy J Chris Liebing / Speedy J - Collabs3000: Metalism (Album) NovaMute Europe 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Speedy J Intercontinental (EP) Plus 8 Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Speedy J Pullover (Remixes) (Single, EP, Maxi) Music Man Records Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
Speedy J Rise Plus 8 Records Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Speedy J Face The Future EP (EP) Stealth Records Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Speedy J Evolution E.P. (EP) Plus 8 Records Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Speedy J The Remixes Plus 8 Records, Plus 8 Records Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Speedy J Something For Your Mind (Remix) (Maxi) Music Man Records Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
Speedy J Pepper (Single) Warp Records, Warp Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
30.0001.31 Speedy J Beam Me Up!(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label 30.0001.31 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Speedy J PRO-O 002 Beam Me Up! Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Speedy J G Spot (Maxi) Beam Me Up! Canada 1995 Sell This Version
HH 085 Speedy J Fusion Live(12") Harthouse HH 085 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
BMU 011 Speedy J The Oil Zone(12") Beam Me Up! BMU 011 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Speedy J Ni Go Snix (Maxi) Plus 8 Records Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Speedy J Patterns (Remix) (Single) NovaMute Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Speedy J Punnik Plus 8 Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
P12 NoMu 54 LP Speedy J Pure Energy(12", Promo) NovaMute P12 NoMu 54 LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
Speedy.J* Ieee Mitten Menu (Single) NovaMute UK 1999 Sell This Version

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October 4, 2015
Taking public energy, shocking Hobby and loudboxer you got the best electronic music has to offer!


August 6, 2011
Thank you for the divine gift of perfect sounds that carry me today in the realms beyond the galaxy. Even if I have to say that my enjoyment of your music had its peak from 1997-2004, so you remained faithful to your striking tones at least. Perfect sound world .... thank you!


July 22, 2005
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One of the most influential names on today's electronic scene. No vocals, no live drums, just pure electronics, ranging from easy ambient to the dancefloor beasts. Speedy J makes rules.


August 4, 2002
There was one track ca 1997 wich has got commercial, but this was good for his name's fame. The main Speedy J has a shocking hobby. Sitting at home and makeing overdriven distored electronic hiphopdrumloops + oldstylesynthpads.
Absolute brilliant. Not the rave/party stuff, "soething for your mind, body, and your soul." And your Car.
This style is the only one where synthpads are ok, becose there is no trance feeling in.
The other side of Speedy J. makes partystuff, a well known, and welcomed name in the scene.

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