Speedy J

Real Name:
Jochem George Paap
Profile:
Electronic music producer from Rotterdam, The Netherlands (born 10 August 1969 in Rotterdam).
After two albums of electronic listening music on the label Warp, he released two albums with a more experimental sounds in 1997 and 2000. The album Loudboxer (2002) saw a return to a more minimal style of techno.
He collaborated with Mike Paradinas on the project Slag Boom Van Loon and also released two ambient albums for the FAX +49-69/450464 label under his real name.
In 2008, Speedy J founded his own record label, Electric Deluxe, releasing his own music as well as records by Terence Fixmer, Gary Beck, Tommy Four Seven and others.
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Albums

+8025 Speedy J - Ginger album art Speedy J Ginger (Album) Beam Me Up!, Beam Me Up! +8025 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
BMU 012 MCD Speedy J - !ive album art Speedy J !ive (Album) Plus 8 Records BMU 012 MCD Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 378462 2, 7243 8 38170 2 3 Speedy J - G Spot album art Speedy J G Spot (Album) Warp Records, Warp Records 7243 8 378462 2, 7243 8 38170 2 3 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
NoMu54CD Speedy J - Public Energy No.1 album art Speedy J Public Energy No.1 (Album) Plus 8 Records NoMu54CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
NOMU74CD Speedy J - A Shocking Hobby album art Speedy J A Shocking Hobby (Album) NovaMute NOMU74CD Benelux 2000 Sell This Version
NovaMute 3071-2 Speedy J - Loudboxer album art Speedy J Loudboxer (Album) NovaMute, Virgin, Labels NovaMute 3071-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Speedy J - Loudboxer album art Speedy J Loudboxer(CDr, Album, Promo) NovaMute, Mute (2) none UK 2002 Sell This Version
NOMU160CD Speedy J - Collabs3000 (Metalism) album art Chris Liebing / Speedy J Chris Liebing / Speedy J - Collabs3000 (Metalism) (Album) NovaMute, NovaMute NOMU160CD Europe 2005 Sell This Version
100 Speedy J - Podcast #100 album art Speedy J Podcast #100(4x12", Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Electric Deluxe 100 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PLUS8005 Speedy J - Intercontinental album art Speedy J Intercontinental (EP) Plus 8 Records PLUS8005 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
STR 17 Speedy J - Face The Future EP album art Speedy J Face The Future EP (EP) Stealth Records STR 17 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
PLUS8011 Speedy J - Evolution E.P. album art Speedy J Evolution E.P. (EP) Plus 8 Records PLUS8011 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
GFB 032 Speedy J - Rise album art Speedy J Rise Plus 8 Records GFB 032 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
590056 Speedy J - Pullover (Remixes) album art Speedy J Pullover (Remixes) (Single, EP, Maxi) Music Man Records 590056 France 1991 Sell This Version
PLUS8009 R, PLUS8014 R Speedy J - The Remixes album art Speedy J The Remixes Plus 8 Records, Plus 8 Records PLUS8009 R, PLUS8014 R Canada 1992 Sell This Version
MMI 9308 Speedy J - Something For Your Mind (Remix) album art Speedy J Something For Your Mind (Remix) (Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 9308 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
WAP 46 P Speedy J - Two Gingerous Remixes album art Speedy J Two Gingerous Remixes (Single) Beam Me Up! WAP 46 P UK 1994 Sell This Version
30.0001.31 Speedy J - Beam Me Up! album art Speedy J Beam Me Up!(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label 30.0001.31 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
plus 8052 Speedy J - G Spot album art Speedy J G Spot (Maxi) Beam Me Up! plus 8052 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
PROMO-ONLY-002 Speedy J - PRO-O 002 album art Speedy J PRO-O 002 Beam Me Up! PROMO-ONLY-002 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
HH 085 Speedy J - Fusion Live album art Speedy J Fusion Live(12") Harthouse HH 085 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
BMU 011, 527 6011 30 Speedy J - The Oil Zone album art Speedy J The Oil Zone(12") Beam Me Up!, Pias BMU 011, 527 6011 30 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
12 NoMu 60 Speedy J - Punnik album art Speedy J Punnik Plus 8 Records 12 NoMu 60 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8065, +8065 Speedy J - Ni Go Snix album art Speedy J Ni Go Snix (Single) Plus 8 Records PLUS8065, +8065 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS-8067 Speedy J - Patterns (Remix) album art Speedy J Patterns (Remix) (Single) NovaMute PLUS-8067 Canada 1997 Sell This Version

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fabriknos

fabriknos

December 14, 2019
Speedy J is not an easy man to describe. He has seen several transitions through the years, first as an ambient techno producer of the highest caliber, focused on lush and beautiful soundscapes and melodies (Ginger through G Spot). He later moved into a very dark, aggro sound that mixed elements of industrial, techno and breakbeat for some of the most intimidating and challenging music of its era (Patterns through A Shocking Hobby). In the early 00's, he discovered what was probably his true calling all along - hard techno. 2002's Loudboxer went down as one of the most loved techno albums of the year, and its singles were banged by DJs around the world for quite some time after. After the mainstream success he enjoyed with Loudboxer and later collaborations with techno legend Chris Liebing, Speedy J settled into a kind of Surgeon-like cult status in the techno scene - some obscure releases, highly sought after, mixing traditional techno sounds with experimental and ambient. That's basically where we find him today in 2019. Unfortunately, he hasn't gone back to the "artist album" in over 14 years and that's where I felt he was at his best - telling a story over several tracks, displaying his skills outside of the of-the-moment club environment. Let's hope he gets the inspiration again, as very little in today's electronic music scene would rival a new LP from Mr. J.
anton.hystrix

anton.hystrix

August 24, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
After hearing The Oil Zone and a couple of other tracks from that album on the radio I thought "That should be another great artist!". Now after listening to the entire catalogue I think "This is another overrated german / dutch artist". The situation is very similar to Sven Vath - a couple of early albums (in this case Ginger and G Spot or rather G Spot and !ive) had the distinct style and high quality, but strangely before and after that these artists always did the same repetitive banging "underground european techno". I don't know, maybe people really like it but there is no trace of any quality there, I think it's very sad :(
noizstepper

noizstepper

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

technomietze

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!
trancephorm

trancephorm

July 22, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
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.
LaKing

LaKing

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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