Currently Jace is maintaining a hectic dj schedule, where he is djing every weekend. His main residency is at The Purple Room inside Revolution Nightclub - Kitchener-Waterloo's largest & foremost underground club. This opportunity allows Jace to showcase his own productions & dj skills to a packed room of house & techno lovers on Saturday nights. Production wise, Jace has had a few recent releases with some moderate chart success. These labels include HardSignal (Top 30 Juno Techno Chart), 4Play Trax and Fine Grind Audio (Top 10 Dance Records House chart). The upcoming year will prove to be very busy as Jace already has numerous tracks and remixes slated for release. Recently Jace has added the alter ego Dr.Ruth to his repertoire. With this he hopes to explore deeper sounds that he has not..
Born July 9, 1977 in Kitchener, Ontario Canada. Jace was influenced by dance music at the early age of eleven. Hip-Hop and then later on House and Techno became the norm for him to be playing on his stereo. Early musical influences for Jace included: NWA, Public Enemy, EPMD, Armand Van Helden and Plastikman to name a few. In 1992, Jace purchased turntables and a mixer for his expanding vinyl collection. This purchase only increased his thirst for more music. Through the early to mid nineties, Jace compiled a massive record collection made up of hip-hop, drum & bass, house, trance and techno.
Through the mid to late Nineties, while still being a big fan and buying lots of music it was not Jace’s main focus. His main priority at that time was his football career. That all changed in 1999 due to one single event. That event was The World Electronic Music Festival. Urged by his good friend Matt to attend, Jace was skeptical. Once there however, he was blown away by the whole scene and the djing that he had witnessed. After returning home, Jace decided that it was time to put all his time and effort into djing.
By 2001 Jace had gathered a strong following in Kitchener-Waterloo, having played every major club in the area. This would lead to him breaking into the big Toronto club/rave scene. Now a regular in Toronto, Jace has played at some of Canada's biggest events and clubs. They include WEMF, Teknival, Orange Room @ The Guvernment, System SoundBar, Turbo Nightclub, The Reverb, Funhaus, Revolution Nightclub and Pulse Nightclub to name a few.
At these events Jace has played with the likes of DAVE The Drummer, Chris Liberator, Bam Bam, DDR, DJ Jelo, DJ Kamikaze, Lenny Dee, Lab 4, Scot Project, John 00 Fleming, FunkMaster Flex, D-Fuse, La Luna, Omar Santana, Johan Gielen, Hybrid, Patrick DSP, DJ Pauze, Sarah Fab, Deko-Ze, Kenny Glasgow, Mike Shannon, J Hunsberger, Greg Benz, Jen Mas, Lady Bass, Ken Finch, Dr.Trance, Dominik, Dharma Lab and Isoprax among others. Jace has also played internationally in Hannover Germany, Las Vegas Nevada, Zurich Switzerland, Madison Wisconsin and Orlando Florida. As well as performing live, Jace has also had regular dj appearances on the Radio and Online. The opportunity to play live webcasts has allowed Jace to increase his fan base all over the world.
When not djing, Jace is hard at work in the studio trying to come up with his next dancefloor destroying track! Jace has songs and remixes released on the following labels,
HardSignal Recordings, 4Play Trax, Fine Grind Audio and Ruff Grind Audio. Producing & remixing for various artists and genres, Jace is always looking to work with different artists and break new sounds.
What strikes fans and colleagues alike is the fact that Jace is so approachable and knowledgeable. Jace has had many successes in his local scene and abroad, and is always looking for new places to showcase his talent. With an amazing passion for the music he makes and plays, Jace shows this passion with his energy and enthusiasm during his dj sets. Definitely a DJ not to be missed!
Selected discography DJ Jace
Nov- HardSignal Rec. Vol. 9 - "The Warrior"
Oct-Fine Grind Audio- Hit em ep (w/Benny Knox)
Dec- Fine Grind Audio- Dancefloor Destruction ep
Feb- 4Play Trax- Fine Grind ep (w/Benny Knox)
Aug – Fine Grind Audio – Our House ep (w/Benny Knox)
Nov- Fine Grind Audio - Jeffrey Ruth - The Waitress (DJ Jace Rmx)
Aug- Fine Grind Audio – Jeffrey Ruth – The Baker (Dr.Ruth Rmx) – DJ Jace alter ego
Sep- Fluent Rec. – Titus1 – Sweet Gruv (Benny Knox & DJ Jace remix)
Oct- Fine Grind Audio – Beuk – Bubbles Orgy (DJ Jace remix)