Line-up /Our Projects: Ellery Cowles & Ren Van Leer, Chicago
J-Tronic, Nocturnal Noize, GR
Our Projects is a collaboration that consists of Ren Van Leer and Ellery Cowles. They are two highly skilled producers, DJ’s and recording artists from the city of Chicago, Illinois. This label embraces all facets of the House Music genre with a deeply rooted sound. Our Projects strides to be the type of label/artists that will one day be known as a resource for others who have similar goals and ambitions.
Our Projects mission is to bring you the highest quality of the house music you love and therefore satisfy the beat within you, one track at a time. So, sit back and relax or get up and dance to the one of a kind sound that is Our Projects.
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan-midway between Detroit and Chicago-J Tronic is a true electronic music aficianado. While his tastes are varied,encompassing ambient, down tempo, old school electro, and experimental, his greatest passion is for underground house and techno.
A veteran behind the decks, J Tronic is a master at moving the crowd, and his DJ sets are known to weave flawlessly between soulful house cuts and raw, dark techno beats. Over theyears, J Tronic has performed across the U.S.A., Canada, and Spain, and the combination of passion, talent, and experience he brings allow him to take the dance floor on an unforgettable journey every time he performs.
J Tronic's musical voyage began in school as a youth, where he took music classes and learned to play percussion. Soon, he was writing songs and performing in bands, and it wasn't long before he know that music would be a life-long pursuit. By 1997, he was DJing and buying records,and within a year he had started the production company "Nocturnal Noize"to represent the underground sound out of Portland, Oregon. Eventually, after hosting some major west coast events, J felt the urge to return to his roots and be near the birth places of house and techno.From his hometown of Grand Rapids, he continued to develop his sound and promote events, and soon he was driven to transform Nocturnal Noize into a record label, with the goal of putting out the hottest, deepest, and funkiest underground tracks.
In 2010, after a short hiatus, Nocturnal Noize returned, and with a slew of wicked releases in the works, J Tronic is ready to show the world what the true spirit of underground dance music is all about.