Jay Bliss began his DJing career in his hometown of Sibiu, Romania, organizing underground raves. Over the course of a busy three years he gained much local support and was soon an integral part of Hermannstadt’s underground electronic scene.
The year 2003 saw him scoop a first place prize at the first DJ Contest organised at the legendary Chill Out club, and an invitation to mix at the biggest open air event at that time in Romania, DeLa Hoya Festival. A Chill Out club residency was to follow.
After meeting Markus Homm (Freunde Tontraeger / Highgrade / Ostwind) in 2004, the two conspired to open a record shop, Electrique Boutique. It was, at the time, Romania’s only record shop; this a testament to Jay’s ‘can do’ attitude and devotion to the industry.
In both 2005 and 2006 Jay was nominated at ‘Best Newcomer of the Year’ at Romania’s Nights.ro Awards, and in 2006 he founded Exposed Audio – first Romanian net label exclusively for techno music. With this, Jay had an outlet to flex his creative muscles as both producer and organiser.
Developing a style sitting somewhere between house and techno, with strong detroit roots, Jay has gone one to play across Europe supporting the likes of Loco Dice, Guy Gerber, Paco Osuna, Derrick May and Efdemin. Forming Hermannstadt Collective along with fellow Romanian Mihai Popoviciu (Highgrade), the duo signed exclusively to Immigrant Records, soon finding support from the likes of Reboot, Martin Landsky, Simon Baker, Patrick Graser, Valentino Kanzyani, Alex Flitsch, Ryan Crosson and Lauhaus; meanwhile Jay continues to explore his solo endeavours as Jay Bliss and also as Synthcast with Mihai Popoviciu & Markus Homm.
2009 will be an exciting time for Jay with plenty of releases due, and with the debut of his live act expected in summer, now is the time to show support for this undeniable talent.