Arts & Entertainment

Comments (0)

Best Club DJ St. Louis 2009 - Jim K

If you've wearied of DJs who mash up one slick soulless pop song with another, head over to the Upstairs Lounge (see Best Dance Club in the Bars & Clubs section) on the second Saturday of the month for a prescription-strength dose of DJ Jim K's dubstep. Jim K's not a self-promoter, but he's an underground ambassador who's as knowledgeable as any of our best local DJs, with years of experience playing for Midwestern crowds. He started out spinning hardcore fifteen years ago during the early rave days in St. Louis, then flirted with drum 'n bass before establishing himself as a dubstep DJ, so he's technically right when he jokes that his current musical preferences might indicate he's "slowing down with age." But the beats he spins for the Internet radio show on dubstep.fm, or for the Dub Hz monthly at Upstairs, are dark, bass-laden reminders of London's early garage scene that retain all the genre's fresh, instrumental experimentalism.

My Voice Nation Help
3 comments
umm
umm

I've never heard of this dj. It's way more deejays out there that are known that could have won this title. Why choose someone no one knows?

dancer
dancer

Awesome choice! Good to see the RFT knows about the REAL electronic music scene!

LOL
LOL

Who?

Slideshows

Loading...