Originally from Spain, Jimmy started playing Hip-Hop & Reggaeton in 2001 at London’s renowned Vestax Dj Academy, where he was highlighted as a star pupil representing the Academy at various national events. After playing in Central London’s Urban circuit for many years, in 2007 Jimmy started experimenting with more Latin & Afrotropical sounds & became part of the dynamic London Urban Latin scene, performing several times at Europe’s biggest Latin party, La Bomba, regularly held at Ministy of Sound & Pacha London, and in sold out events in European destinations as far as Kosovo.
Also during his career in London, Jimmy Valencia Dj’ed on some exclusive events for International brands the likes of Nike, Corona Beer, Topshop, Selfridges, Channel 4, 55DSL… and played alongside some big name Djs such as Reggaeton godfather Dj Nelson, Moombahton godfather Dj Heartbreak, Shortee Blitz (KISS 100 FM), Cj Beatz (BBC 1Xtra) & Masterstepz (Choice FM)
In 2011 Jimmy decided to pack up his records and head down to South America with the goal of learning from the different electronic & local music scenes, and incorporating new sounds & flavors into his “Electro Dembow” Dj set.
“Electro Dembow is the unique sound that I have developed during my 10 years of career playing in Europe. It´s a pretty energetic and eclectic Dj set, heavily influenced by Latin, Brazilian, African and Urban rhythms, mixed with the latest international trends in electronic music & the Bass movement… and of course, never forgetting a good dose of #partymusic!”
His first stop was Brazil, land of Funk Carioca, Samba & Tecnobrega. During in his 6 months visit, Jimmy became resident DJ for most the popular Latin party in Rio de Janeiro, played in two of the most respected clubs in São Paulo, such as Lab Club and Neu Club and was invited to play in two national underground electronic Web radios, RadioPirata.Tv & InTheMixBrasil.com.
“Probably the best memories that I carry with me from my time in Brazil, it is playing from the top of the Favela Do Vidigal during the last New Years Eve party 2011… a real achievement for any World Bass Dj!”
Dj Jimmy Valencia continued his South American tour playing in Colombia’s electronic capital, Bogota, where he quickly stablished a name for himself sharing booth with the top Tropical Bass #badboys in Colombia like Mike Cerdá aka “MkC”, Andres Aceves aka ‘Mixticious’, Dj Vitola (Miller & Shock Dj Mashup 2011 Winner), Dj PHO (Red Bull Thre3style 2011/12 Champion of Colombia) & Mr Moombah (Llorona Records) and playing in some of Bogota´s most respectable clubs such as Kea Bar, La Villa, Latora 4Brazos, Bogaloop e InVitro. He also performed during the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival in Cali, Colombiamoda & La Feria de las Flores (Flower Fair) in Medellin, and worked with Red Bull on the past Rock al Parque XVIII, which is no other than the biggest outdoor festival in Latin America!
Currently Jimmy is his studio in Spain, working on his new live Dj set due to drop in early 2013, where he´s experimenting with live percussion, live looping & finger drumming and incorporate them to the tons of brand new music he gathered during his past South American tour…
so stay tuned because la sabrosura is on its way!!
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