Matt 'Jam' Lamont
Sun 27 May — Summer Soul BBQ
Alternative Tent hosted by Way Back When
A pioneer, respected DJ, an accomplished producer/remixer, label / A&R manager and radio presenter, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont has been an intrinsic part of the UK Dance scene from its very inception.
Hooking up with fellow DJ Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown, and together in 1993 they formed the now legendary production/remixing team, Tuff Jam. The duo became the leading figureheads of the UK dance scene during the mid to late 90′s, turning out a slew of classic anthems.
In 2000, Matt Jam Lamont decided it was time to pursue other individual and alternative projects outside of the celebrated Tuff Jam partnership & continued with a solo show on Kiss 100 until 2005. Matt also forged another fruitful collaboration, this time with Gavin ‘DJ Face’ Mills (Banana Republic & Copyright fame).
Together in 2001 they were responsible for formulating a ground-breaking UK Dance style mix for successful British trio group Mis-Teeq leading to a debut top 10 chart hit with Why (which was also used as the video/main mix). As an example of production versatility, the innovative Jam & Face garage remix of Why (originally an R&B track) helped Mis-Teeq to obtain an album deal on the back of the single. Jam & Face have also re-rubbed the likes of Artful Dodger, Damage, Mary J Blige, Liberty X and club floor filler from Daniel Bedingfield, ‘Gotta Get Thru This’, amongst many others.
In the summer of 2000, Matt started up his own label, Solo Recordings, which has quickly established a reputation for releasing quality new tracks.
Studio and production success is fundamentally important to Matt, but the true test of a DJ remains in the clubs. With his versatile DJing skills playing all styles of House, Garage, breaks, dubs, & D&B. Matt Jam remains a busy DJ, both in the UK as well as at international clubbing haunts.
2014 has again started well for Matt with his remix of Vanquish – Damn (licensed to Solo Music) under his Jam Experience pseudonym (with Scott Diaz) going #1 in the Traxsource.com House Sales Chart for 3 weeks & a new remixes for Nabiha – Bang That Drum (licensed to Solo Music), Ny ft Krept & Konan – Sweat Love, Kele Le Roc – Changing Games (Stone Villager) to name a few.
As an unceasing champion of the British music scene, and indeed of great garage music irrespective of origin, it’s no misnomer to class Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont amongst dance music’s real pioneers.