Speedy J.

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Jochem George Paap in 2006
Chart positions
Explanation of the data
  UK 68 07/10/1993 (1 week)
G spot
  UK 90 04/08/1995 (1 week)
Sweater (remix)
  NL 31 03/21/1992 (3 weeks)
  BE F 44 04/04/1992 (1 week)

Speedy J (born Jochem George Paap ) is a techno - DJ and - producer of Rotterdam . With his release “Pullover” he was heavily involved in the global techno breakthrough in the early 1990s.


Speedy J started out as a hip-hop DJ, but was still attracted to electronic music in the 1980s and in 1992 became one of the celebrated techno producers of the first techno wave in Europe through "Pull Over" . In 1993 his debut album "Ginger" was released on the cult label Warp Records . By mixing spherical, but minimal sounds and danceable rhythms, "Ginger" was a bridge between ambient and techno and was received with enthusiasm by most of the critics and the scene. In 1993 he had one of the biggest trance club hits of the year as “Country & Western” with the track “Reincarnation” .

Paap founded his own label "Beam me up!". In 1996 he withdrew completely from the record label and DJ business and concentrated exclusively on music productions. Several publications followed on "Plus 8". Paap later moved to Mute Records , where in 1997 he also received a remix order for the Depeche Mode single "It's No Good".

The versatility of Speedy J is expressed above all in the choice of his musical partners. These include Henry Rollins and Cypress Hill , among others . Together with Chris Liebing they produce various techno pieces under the name "Collabs" and regularly appear together at different events.

In 2008 he founded the label "Electric Deluxe"

Discography (excerpt)

  • 1993: Ginger ( Warp Records )
  • 1995: G Spot (Warp Records)
  • 1995:! Ive ( Harthouse )
  • 1997: Public Energy No. 1 ( novamute )
  • 2000: A shocking hobby (novamute)
  • 2002: Loudboxer (novamute)
  • 2005: Collabs3000 - Metalism (novamute - collaboration with Chris Liebing)

supporting documents

  1. a b Chart sources: UK NL BE F

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