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Speedy J (real name Jochem Paap) is a Dutch producer based in the city of Rotterdam.

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 G Spot (1993) and Ginger (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.

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  • pesik

    I was pretty amazed not to find Oil Zone here in top tracks.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • WiTHiNt

    Ginger best, end of discussion

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • oaquard

    I really want to know what this man's "shocking hobby" is. I can not discern this from listening to the album alone.

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tweakhax

    Absolutely any of his live mixes are outstanding. If I was able I wouldn't hesitate to see him live. Specially for a 4+hour set. Wonderful!

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • absinthdelmar

    alin1, +1 there is such a few guys making so good music at the moment

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • alin1

    "Fill 17" is an amazing little masterpiece.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    mmm, i find those tracks to be too trance-y and even ethereal at times. i prefer it much more when he gets more aggressive and heavy. Drill, Borax and As the Bubble Expands are hard-hitters

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • evilcarlone

    Beam Me Up!!!!!

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Pablo1988Pipo

    me le quito el sombrero rey del techno...

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jarry

    Indeed Smirnon

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    he should have done more in the vein of As the Bubble Expands

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Seabie

    A lot of people seem to be looking for music similar to A Shocking Hobby, but nobody seems to know any similar music. Too bad.

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • anti-frequency

    i ve seen him once in athens and it was a unique experience

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • joe01

    Spikkels is a great track!

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • cj_rave

    Он по прежнему все еще весь в техно, на эксперименты не тянет? Что-то потерял его из виду.

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • yolatenga

    www.deadlytunesfm.com

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gordonflesher

    A Shocking Hobby simply magnificent album - dark and beautiful.

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • SexDrugMuzik

    Patterns (Remix) is SUPER SONIKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Theeboon

    I want to steal his studio.

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Steefp88

    lekker trippen

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
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