DJ Jason Dupuy
Jason started his DJ career in Sydney, Australia, playing at many venues including Sydney Harbour. On his return to London he continued playing at clubs, weddings,corporate events and private functions; working for many well known agents, playing at top venues across the U.K. and overseas.
Today Jason is a well established club DJ and member of the Musician’s Union. With such a variety of music experience from working in so many well known clubs (listed below) with different music policies from House, Trance, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, RnB and Hip Hop, Funky House and Electro, to Commercial Pop and Chart.
He carries an extremely versatile playlist consisting of over 50,000 tracks and can play the appropriate music to keep the dance floor energetic all night; catering for any music taste be it a club or a private event, entertaining all the age groups in attendance. Most importantly of all he has the natural gift to create a fantastic atmosphere.
House of Commons 2002. Jason is the first ever DJ to have been invited to play at the Houses of Parliament in 2002. This was a very prestigious event and he found it reassuring to see some rather well known politicians dancing just like everyone else after a few drinks. It was good fun and quite surreal!
B.B.C. Christmas Party 2001 – 2003. This was Jason’s first TV channel event. Once the party got swinging he could relax and enjoy the spectacle of B.B.C employees and the occasional presenter going for it on the stage or tables surrounding the dance floor – true entertainment.
El Divino’s – Ibiza 2004. A great tick in the box for Jason’s personal DJ achievements the opportunity to play at the Dance Music Mecca of the world – Ibiza – in the days of Vinyl- amazing.
U.E.F.A. Champions League Final – Wembley 2011. Jason was asked to mix up a DJ set consisting of Lounge Music and Chillout for the breaks and after party for the biggest match of the football calendar.
The stadium held 90,000 people that day. Platinum DJs also provided DJ Vicky Devine (from Judgement Sundays, Ibiza) and DJ Michelle Ericsson (U.S.A.) to perform in the V.I.P. and V.V.I.P. parties. A very high profile event with royal families, politicians, players and celebrities in attendance.
Grosvenor House Ballroom – Park Lane, London (largest ballroom in Europe 2000 people) This gig stood out for Jason as being slightly different. Although having played at Grosvenor House on many occasions to a whole host of famous people at various events; on this particular occasion, Jason was standing in for Capital FM Radio DJ and Pop Idol Judge – Foxy as he was unable to make it.
Jason enjoyed being involved as part of the overall production team consisting of over 40 crew behind the scenes producing, managing, and operating lighting, effects, PA’s, Mic levels, TV Cameras and so on; not to mention 4 days of set installation and breakdown. There was even a TV commentator with a very familiar voice sitting in the booth next to Jason making all the commentary. The gig really made Jason appreciate all the work, effort and logistics that go in to putting on a TV show of that size. Trying to wear 2 pairs of headphones was quite funny as well, one pair or DJ headphones and a pair of production headphones for instructions from the producer.
Miami Winter Music Conference 2004. This was a very educational experience for Jason. WMC Miami is a kind of pre-season, American, Ibiza where artists and producers are all pushing their new tracks to record labels for the forthcoming summer.
All the big promoters have a night on and the week culminates with the Ultra Dance Festival. It was a tough, but thoroughly enjoyable week burning the candle at both ends going to the DJ Event Parties in the Evening such as Defected, Hed Kandi, Ultra Festival, plus Jason’s own set at Amica on Miami South Beach and then get up each morning to attend the actual Conference.
There was so much to learn from the pioneers of the music industry. Lectures found useful were, Production, Songwriting & Publishing, Media Relations, Get Signed, Digital Radio, Event Promotion, Legal & Finance (not the most exciting perhaps), Copyright & Piracy (that was also a struggle), New Media Marketing & Revenue Streams and Independent Label. Jason came back from Miami refreshed, rejuvinated and with floods of ideas to implement in to his DJ sets and career. That’s what Jason loves about the music industry – there are so many facets there is always somewhere to improve, so he is constantly refining ideas to keep ahead.
The Miami Music Conference demonstrated the diversity of expertise involved across the Industry and now Jason could begin to understand the depth of knowledge required to succeed in each area and have the contacts to help.
Sound – Leicester Square (2003 – 2005) as headline act mixing up a chunky set of RnB, Hip Hop, Garage and Urban. Jason frequently worked alongside Radion 1 DJ Trevor Nelson performing to 2000 people at one of London’s most famous night spots in the epicentre of London’s commercial club land, Leicester Square.
X Factor Judge – Alesha Dixon with DJ Jason Dupuy at an event they did at The Vinyl Factory, London.
House of Fun @ Carling Academy – Islington (2006). A blast from the past mixing some old vinyl, predominantly 70’s, 80’s and Funky Disco. This gave Jason the opportunity to learn more about the older genres and play cool but familiar tracks in his DJ set alongside live acts to create an awesome atmosphere. Capacity 1500 Oxygen – Leicester Square (2004-2005). A cool two level club A in the well known Leicester Square. Jason’s DJ sets covered Funky House, Electro, Uplifting House and Club Classics. Capacity 600 Electric Ballroom – Camden (2006). A large club with 2000 capacity set in the trendy Camden Town area of London. Jason had to cater for a multitude of music tastes here with a mixture of age groups and cultures both locals and tourists. Music was kept mainstream and versatile across Current Chart, Commercial House, RnB, 70’s and 80’s.
Craig David and Kano with DJ Jason Dupuy after their performance together at Winchester House, Putney, London.
Liquid Blue – Mayfair (2006). A very exclusive DJ club with a 200 capacity. Music policy was kept very up to date and commercial. Intimate venue as dance floor and stage in close proximity to the DJ booth which gave great feedback to each performance. Callaghan’s – Piccadilly Circus (1999 – 2001). Set right next to all the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and a capacity of 300 there are some vivid memories of plenty of busy nights held there. Platinum DJs promoted the nights with their street team and promotional staff. Music policy was Rock, Indie, Oldies and Irish, leading to much dancing on the tables and bar.
Pixie Lott and DJ Jason Dupuy performing at a Promotional Event in Manchester, UK
Old Cobblers – Holborn (2000). A regular Friday night jaunt for 400 of London’s financial district and after a few beers they knew how to party! Again a mixture of up to date genres with some 70’s and 80’s. Yates – Leicester Square (2004). Thursday nights – capacity 750. Jason played to largely a RnB, Hip Hop crowd and used the opportunity to enhance the atmosphere VJ’ing with some videos and visuals. Jason often found himself walking between the 3 clubs he was DJ’ing at in Leicester Square to play a set at each. Lot s of stamina required. Henry’s – Richmond (2007). Capacity 500. Funky House, Electro, RnB. Lively late licence bar which developed quite a following.
View from the DJ Booth at Ministry of Sound with DJ Jason Dupuy
Other Clubs as guest DJ include:
Amica – Miami, USA Caesar’s – Old Kent Road, London Copyright Club – E1 London El Divino – Ibiza (Miss Moneypenny’s) Electric Ballroom – Camden, London Friends – Johannesburg, South Africa Long Island Ice Tea Bar – Covent Garden, London Ohm – Bexleyheath, Kent Onda Lounge – Miami, USA O’Neill’s – Soho, London Queen Mary – Embankment, London Roadhouse – Covent Garden, London Retox – Covent Garden, London Rhythm Factory – Whitechapel, London Shaka Zulu – Camden, London Tattershall Castle – Westminster, London Temple Rooms – London The Rocks – Sydney, Australia Troubadour – Kensington, London Zeros – Bexleyheath, Kent Zeros – Blackheath, London
Corporate Event Discos & DJ Events: 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Army B.B.C. B.A.F.T.A. Film Awards Barclays Boots British Airways Champneys Health Resorts Deloitte & Touche Easy Everything E-Bay GB Moto Racing Hello Magazine House of Fraser HM Central Office for Information HM Treasury Ince & Co International Law JP Morgan Karen Millen – Fashion Show DJ KPMG Labour Party Lehman Brothers Lipsy – Store Opening Launch Party DJ Lunn Polly Men & Motors Metropolitan Police Nokia Paramount Productions Price Waterhouse Coopers Morgan Stanley OK Magazine RAF RBS Royal Navy Shell Sky News Swan Yamaha Racing Team Tower Records U.E.F.A. (Champions League Final) Virgin Records X Factor
Venues: Alexandra Palace – Corporate Party DJ Anchor Bankside – London – Corporate Party DJ Austin Lodge Golf Club – Kent – Corporate Party DJ Banqueting House – Whitehall, London – Wedding Barn Hotel – Middlesex – Wedding Disco DJ Berkley Hotel – Knightsbridge – Corporate Party DJ Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire – Wedding Disco DJ Boreham House – Essex – Wedding Disco DJ Brands Hatch Race Circuit – Kent – British Superbikes Brocket Hall – Hertfordshire – Wedding Disco DJ Cafe Royal – Piccadilly Circus – Birthday Party DJ Christ Church – Spitalfields – Fashion Show DJ Civil Engineering Building – Westminster – Wedding DJ Claridges – Mayfair – Wedding Disco DJ Cutty Sark – Greenwich – Birthday Party DJ David Lloyd Club – Kent – Birthday Party DJ Dulwich Glof Club – London – Birthday Party DJ Esporta Sports Club – Chiswick – Birthday Party DJ Four Seasons Hotel – Mayfair – Wedding Disco DJ Great Fosters – Surrey – Wedding Disco DJ Grosvenor House Ballroom – Park Lane – Wedding DJ The Dorchester – Park Lane – Wedding Disco DJ Hampton Court House – Surrey – Wedding Disco DJ Ham House – Surrey – Wedding Disco DJ Hascombe Place Farmhouse – Surrey – Wedding DJ Hesperia Hotel – London – Corporate Party DJ Hill House – Morden – 16th Birthday Party DJ Hilton Hotels – Park Lane, Metropole & Birmingham Holiday Inn – Bloomsbury Square – Birthday Party DJ Hyatt Regency – Portman Square – Wedding Disco DJ HMS President – St Katherine’s Dock – Wedding DJ Institute of Directors – Pall Mall – Corporate Party DJ Kensington Palace – London – Wedding DJ & Disco Landmark Hotel – Marylebone – Christmas Party DJ Leatherhead Football Club – Surrey – Birthday Party DJ Lincoln’s Inn – London – Christmas Party DJ Lympne Castle – Kent – Wedding DJ Mallory Court – Warwickshire – Wedding DJ Mandarin Oriental – Knightsbridge – Wedding Disco DJ Manor Hotel – Kent – Birthday Party DJ Matfern Hall – Newcastle – Wedding Disco DJ Mercedes World – Brooklands Racetrack, Surrey – Charity Merchant Taylors – London – Corporate Charity Event DJ Millennium Hotel – Mayfair – Wedding Disco DJ Natural History Museum – Kensington – Corporate Party No. 45 Millbank – London – Wedding Disco Nutfield Priory – Surrey – Wedding Disco DJ One Great George St – Westminster – Wedding DJ Orchardleigh House – Somerset – Wedding Disco DJ Park Lane Hotel – Piccadilly – Wedding Disco DJ Prism Restaurant – London – Corporate Party DJ Radisson Edwardian – Mayfair – Wedding Disco DJ Ramada Jarvis – Hyde Park – Wedding Disco DJ Sheraton Park Towers – Knightsbridge – Wedding DJ Star and Garter – Putney – Corporate Party DJ Stationer’s Hall – City of London – Birthday Party DJ St Georges Hill Tennis Club – Surrey – 21st Birthday DJ Stratford Town Hall – London – Civil Partnership DJ The Aerodrome Hotel – Croydon – Wedding Disco DJ The Glow Lounge – London – Christmas Party DJ The Hop Farm – Kent – Art Exhibition DJ The House of St Barnabus – London – Wedding DJ The Light Bar – London – Corporate Party DJ The Metropole Hotel – Birmingham – Corporate Event DJ The Reid Rooms – Essex – Wedding Disco DJ The Savoy – The Strand – Corporate Event DJ The Spread Eagle Hotel – West Sussex – Wedding DJ The Vinyl Factory – London – Birthday Party DJ The Woodlnads – Swanley, Kent – Wedding Disco DJ Thistle Hotel – Westminster – Corporate Event DJ Tower Bridge – The actual bridge – Corporate Event DJ Waldorf – Aldwych – Wedding Disco DJ Wembley Football Stadium – London – DJ Entertainment West Essex Golf Club – London – Birthday Party DJ Wickerman Festival – Near Dumfries, Scotland – Festival Winchester House – London – Wedding Disco DJ
Ant & Dec
Frank Bruno (twice)
Gordon Ramsay (three times)
Hernan Cattaneo Ian Wright Jamelia James Jimmy Savile John Hopkins Jonathan Edwards Kano Kate Nash Katy Shotter Keith Vaz (MP) Kelly Holmes Kenny Thomas Level 42 Liam Gallagher Linford Christie Lord Valentine Cecil Lucy Alexander Michael Heseltine Mica Paris Natasha Hamilton Nicole Appleton Paul Smith Pet Shop Boys Pete Waterman Piers Morgan Pixie Lott (numerous) Professor Green Sally Gunnall (twice) Samantha Janus Scissor Sisters Shayne “Shakey” Byrne Shontayne Hape Simon Cowell Stephen Gately Stephen Purdew Steve Lawler Taul Paul The Prodigy Tommy Hill Trevor Nelson Troy Corser Utah Saints