At the tender age of sixteen, JTS (James T Stanhope) discovered his love for Hardcore. This progressed into the purchasing of his first set of turntables. Learning to spin vinyl, mixing some great mixes just wasn’t enough for this young Aussie. So his next investment only a year later was a Laptop and Fruity Loops. James started playing around with noises and effects and turned some of these ideas into some palatable music. This became the next obsession so much so that it developed into a massive passion which put him on a plane and jetted him off to the UK when he was twenty.
After living in the UK for 4 years James headed back home to blow away Sydney’s hardcore scene and that he has done. In 2011 James was appointed the general manager of the ‘Hardcore Masif’ label that featured tunes from such artist as Technikore, Dougal & Gammer, Steve Hill, Weaver, Haze, Suae etc…
JTS has a residencies at Sydney’s biggest hard dance club, ‘Masif’. JTS also won the Powerhouse Production Dj competition, back in 2010, that gave him a residency at Sydney’s biggest hard dance production company, ‘Powerhouse Production’. This got JTS sets playing at events such as ‘Utopia’, ‘Godspeed’, ‘Prophecy’ & ‘Bass Control’ and has supported UK Hardcore acts such as ‘Gammer’, ‘Scott Brown’, ‘Hixxy’, ‘Brisk’, ‘Breeze’, ‘Technikore’, ‘Paul Elstak’, ect…
JTS’ latest venture is a brand new UK Hardcore, +18 rave, called ‘OneSeventy’. ‘OneSeventy’ is an event that is on every second month and has featured artist such as Technikore, Weaver, Suae, Haze & Tom-e, just to name a few.
JTS Recordings :
JTS Recordings was set up in the spring of 2008, as the number one stop shop for JTS’ tracks and remixes. Inspired by the hi-octane sounds of popular hardcore labels such as Raverbaby and Essential Platinum, JTS Recordings is set to make a mark on the digital world of hardcore music.
Headed up by JTS himself, he strives to ensure that every release on the label is an absolute dance floor smasher.
Listen to his sounds:
✪ J.T. STANHOPE (NSW) – Hard Dance
Not Content with being one of Sydney’s best UK Hardcore DJ’s, James has another passion… Hard Dance! With releases on the massive Technikal Label and a recent set at the Frantic Sydney After Party, his star is on the rise.
Expect his sets to be littered with tons of raw driving energy and uplifting euphoria, just the way we like it at Electrified!
Download or listen to his Frantic mix here: https://soundcloud.com/jtstanhope/jt-stanhope-frantic-boat