Speedy J

~ Person

Legal name: Jochem Paap

Also performs as: DCC, Electric Deluxe, Public Energy, Tune (Dutch techno producer Jochem Paap)

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Jochem George Paap (born 1969 in Rotterdam), known by his stage name Speedy J, is a Dutch electronic music producer based in the city of Rotterdam. His breakthrough came with the release in 1992 of the minimal techno track Pullover. Subsequently his material became more mellow as he moved away from the hardcore sounds that were then becoming popular in Belgium and the Netherlands.

His debut album Ginger (1993) was released on Richie Hawtin's Plus 8 record label in Canada, while in the UK it was part of Warp Records' Artificial Intelligence series of electronic listening music. A further, more introspective release, G-Spot followed in 1995; a live album, !ive, was also released. Afterwards his work, which included Public Energy No.1 (1997) and A Shocking Hobby (2000) became more experimental, importantly influencing the development of what is known as "IDM", or intelligent dance music.

"Upon first impressions, Public Energy No.1 highlights a big departure from previous Speedy J offerings... in a complete role reversal, it enters upon an iconoclastic electro territory more familiar to admirers of such other purveyors as Autechre, the Aphex Twin, Mike Paradinas and Martin Damm in his Steel persona," wrote Andrez Bergen in 1998 for Australian magazine Inpress.

The album Loudboxer (2002) saw a return to a more minimal four to the floor style of techno. While the CD version of the album contains 15 tracks mixed together, the vinyl version instead contains 200 locked grooves.

He collaborated with Mike Paradinas on the project Slag Boom Van Loon, through which they have released two CDs on Paradinas's record label, Planet Mu. In 1999, he also released two ambient albums for the FAX +49-69/450464 label under his real name.

In 2008, he released his sound library/audio software, entitled Kreate by Jochem Paap. KREATE is released by Fixed Noise.

Also in 2008, Speedy J started releasing music on his own record label, Electric Deluxe, as well as records by Terence Fixmer, Gary Beck, Tommy Four Seven and others.

In 2013, Speedy J and Luca Mortellaro released a collaborative album under the name Zeitgeber. It was released on Mortellaro's label Stroboscopic Artefacts.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Ginger Speedy J 5 4
1995 G Spot. Speedy J 4
1997 Public Energy No.1 Speedy J 3
2000 A Shocking Hobby Speedy J 6
2002 Loudboxer Speedy J 1
2005 Collabs 3000: Metalism Speedy J & Chris Liebing 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 !ive Speedy J 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Pullover Speedy J 5
1994 Pepper Speedy J 1
1995 Pullover Speedy J 1
1997 Ni Go Snix Speedy J 2
1997 Patterns (remix) Speedy J 1
1999 IEEE Mitten Menu Speedy J 2
2003 Tanga Speedy J 2

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Intercontinental Speedy J 1
1991 Evolution EP Speedy J 1
1991 Rise Speedy J 1
1992 Face the Future EP Speedy J 1
1994 Beam Me Up! / Pepper / Live '94 Speedy J 2
2001 Krekc Speedy J 1
2002 Bugmod Speedy J 1
2003 Collabs 100 Speedy J & Adam Beyer 1
2004 Collabs 200 Speedy J & Literon 1
2004 Collabs 300 Speedy J & Chris Liebing 1
2005 Collabs 301 Speedy J & Chris Liebing 1
2005 Collabs 400 Speedy J & George Issakidis 1
2006 Collabs 401 Speedy J & George Issakidis 1
2009 Sculpture Speedy J And George Issakidis 1
2009 Discombobulated / Klave Chris Liebing / Speedy J 1
2011 Shoegaze EP Speedy J 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Red Shift Speedy J 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Remixes Speedy J 1
1995 G Spot Speedy J 1

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