Fonzerelli – Moonlight Party (Jimmie Page Remix)
Jimmie Page – Resident at Vi-Live Chicago Mega Club and UMF Radio as well as being a regular DJ and promoter for the Ultra Music Festival (this year is his 8th year!) – insisted on remixing Fonzerelli “Moonlight Party” when we announced the plan for a 2011 rework stating that the original is one of his favourite club records of all time. And as his credentials suggest, he does not disappoint! Dropping a huge main room, peak time tech driven houser that is sure to raise the roof in every set he plays!
Chicago has been renowned for playing a major part of the birth of underground house music. Embarking on the scene, Jimmie landed rotating guest spots at arguably one of Chicago’s first and best underground club SHELTER working with the legendary Chicago promoter Dave Medusa. Jimmie’s unique sound of progressive & funky house music, aggression and deck skills, caught the attention of fellow peers. Soon after, the offers started coming in for residencies and guest spots. Jimmie played an integral part of the development of Chicago’s progressive scene, which now trail blazes the city’s nightlife. With a wave of nightclub openings in Chicago, Jimmie was the top contender to attain his first residency. This was the beginning of a trail for ensuing residencies and countless guest spots in Chicago and abroad. The Club history below says it all. In the Dj booth, Jimmie has hosted with the best Djs and Producers the world has to offer. Armin Van Buuren, Mauro Picotto, Christopher Lawrence, Carl Cox, Chemical Brothers, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude George Acosta are only a noted few from an immeasurable list.
As the underground music grew, a new trend began. Dance music and mix shows were about to be introduced to the community. Energys 92.7 & 5 became the catalyst to a full 24/7 dance music format. Jimmie Page landed one of the most coveted spots in Chicago that of a resident DJ on Chicago’s premier dance radio station (WKIE Energy 92.7/5) where he hosted a five hour show called Clubland Friday Night. Jimmie was one of the first to showcase international Djs such as Fatboy Slim, Ferry Corsten, and Christopher Lawrence into a field traditionally held by local talent. Jimmie hasnt forgotten his roots nor his first beginnings. He often makes room for local peers to be a Guest Dj on his show as well. Cultivating an atmosphere of the best known up and coming Dj talent. With the end of an era approaching, Energys 4 year running couldn’t handle the pop-culture craze. Somehow Jimmies show had survived. A short time after, Arizonas Dance Station Energy 92.7 & 101.1 had hired a new cutting edge Program Director-Mike Oaks. Immediately being embraced by Mike, Jimmies show had now moved to Phoenix.
Taking notice of his resume, the Ultra team had signed Jimmie Page to perform at the Ultra Music Festival 7 in 2005. This accomplished a long time goal. With the continued success of his mix show, Jimmie was invited back to perform at Ultra 9. His dedication towards hard work, consistency and perfection was immediately recognized. Passion for his craft and music was an evident formula of the next chapter. The Ultra organization took notice and recruited Jimmie to become a candidate for the position of Host and PD of their upcoming radio show. Through an exhausting list of highly talented prospects, perseverance and devotion made the difference. Jimmie is now has become a huge part of the Ultra tradition and looking forward to rocking 3 days of Ultra Music Festival 13 in 2011. JP will continue to spread his energy to dance floors and listeners across the world.
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