Welcome to a universe full of mysticism and creative light, bringing electronic music far beyond the boundaries of Lounge Music and World Beat.
DjayPee, aka Jean-Pierre, is a French artist who many years ago fell in love with South East Asia and particularly with Malaysia, finding his muse in a part of the world where sunshine and smiles greet him every day.
He gladly allows himself to become immersed in this rich, varied culture, absorbing inspiration from every direction, in turn inspiring his followers with refreshing, universal, East-meets-West music.
DjayPee produces tracks in his Kuala Lumpur studio, reworking melodies and samples recorded on his globe-hops to create unique fusions, citing Moby, Enigma, Buddha Bar, Deep Forest, BT and Ruychi Sakamoto, to name a few, as influences, alongside the many talented local musicians of the contemporary South East.
The result is award-winning compositions such as “Kids”, “I Feel Love”, and the magical “Geisha”.
There is much more on his site http://www.djaypee.com or on his Facebook group DjayPee (including freebies).
• In 2009, DjayPee won two awards at the VIMA 2008: Best Instrumental for the dance track “Kids” that he composed with DJ Nicky C, and 3rd best dance song for his “I Feel Love (club remix)”.
• Some of DjayPee’s tracks have been played at the mythic Cafe Del Mar (Ibiza, Spain) by the father of chill-out music Jose Padilla.
• In 2007, “Geisha” was chosen as the theme song for a Japanese documentary about migrating children, “The Little Travellers”, as well as for an ad for Nikko Hotels. In 2009, his track “Sunda River” is featured in a documentary produced by the Asian Development Bank.
• In 2008, the short film “Goat”, with its music composed entirely by DjayPee, won the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the BMW Shorties competition, a prestigious incentive sponsored by BMW Malaysia.
• In 2006, DjayPee won Best Composition from Malaysia at Music Aid for “Geisha”, and in 2007, the same song was also an Independent Music Awards finalist in the World Fusion category.
• “I Feel Love” has been praised for its fresh appeal by Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay.
• DjayPee has been featured in the Malay Mail, one of the most read newspapers in Malaysia, as “Album of the Week”.
• A CD of fourteen DjayPee compositions was distributed to the gala party guests of the IndoChine Festival 2006, in Singapore.
• Geisha is included in the Canadian “Music for Coffee Beings” compilation, Volume II.
• “Let the People Dance” is featured in the “Animal House” compilation, released by Urban Angel Music in 2008.
• DjayPee has remixed, among others, Beyoncé’s “One Night Only”, Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape”, pop Shuvit’s “Freakshow”, and Madonna’s “Miles Away”.
• DjayPee released his two debut CDs, the soothing “Lounge” and the upbeat “Tempo” in 2008.
• DjayPee’s track “Destination Enjoy” is one of the tracks in the excellent Malaysian Voize compilation.
• DJ Nicky C (www.djnickyc.com) has joined DjayPee. Together, they have created a catchy dance track, “Kids”, dream house style with a hint of trance and minimal techno, receiving a VIMA award earlier this year. The response on the dance floor is quite amazing so far. The track “Kids” and its various remixes have just been released worldwide by sonic Vogue Records and are available on the major music download sites.
• DjayPee’s track “Himalaya Club” is one of the tracks in the acclaimed Goa Chillout Zone vol.2 compilation released by WOA records.