Jeremy Underground [FR]
Born in 1986 in a Parisian suburb, Jeremy is a passionate record collector and music lover whose collection and knowledge of house, disco, soul, and funk surpasses his years of collecting it. First inspired by listening to Radio Nova in Paris, he spent his formative teenage years in record shops with a sole idea in mind: unearthing hidden house music treasures, leaving no stone unturned. Then, later on applying the same process with other musical styles such as jazz, soul, and funk…
Jeremy started “My Love Is Underground” in 2010, a vinyl-only label dedicated to his first love: the authentic New York/New Jersey house sound. His mission was to bring these warm vibes back and showcase the spirit of this golden era in house.
His honesty and dedication towards music has rocketed him to the forefront of international DJing, with the now extremely rare feature of being a DJ only and not a Producer/DJ. His landmark debut compilation in 2014, the stunning “My Love Is Underground” 3xLP, features Jeremy’s hand picked selection of rare & out of press house jams. A defining moment in his burgeoning career, it was ranked by Resident Advisor #1 best compilation of the year, winning praise from DJ’s and collectors alike for the depth and raw quality of the selection.
2016’s ‘Jeremy Underground Presents Beauty’, released on Spacetalk, was another career milestone. The largely downtempo mix displayed a broader love of music, received rave reviews from the likes of Resident Advisor, Gilles Peterson, and beyond, and confirmed him once again as one of the world’s finest music curators.
Jeremy’s live sets share similar class and passion, one look at either of his Boiler Room performances shows an exceptional ability and connection with the dance floor, and his now classic b2b set with Motor City Drum Ensemble from Robert Johnson (recorded by RA for their podcast) is considered a “DJing master class” (RA). This year he was reunited with his friend and inspiration, Kerri Chandler, for a limited series of back-to-back sets under the Underground Kaoz banner, with shows so far for Awakenings, Nuits Sonores and Lovebox, and this month’s Mint Festival in Leeds.
In June, Jeremy took over Phonox for a weekly residency at the South London institution. He invited a string of his own favourite DJs to join him across the four Friday night shows – including Inner Sense (My Love Is Underground); DJ Dirty Hans; The Mighty Zaf, and Roger Thornhill. This year’s edition of Sonar saw Jeremy join MCDE for a special closing set on the Resident Advisor stage, with their set streamed live and later archived as one of RA’s key streams of this year. Jeremy also gave a candid interview to RA for their Exchange feature, opening up about his life and career so far.