Artist

Judge Jules

2 Bit Thugs

Jules was born in London on 26th October 1965 in North London. While still a law student at LSE ,Jules began his long time association with Norman Jay. Together they promoted Shake n Fingerpop and Family Funktion which established them as a central figure of those Rare Groove days, breaking into abandoned warehouses to stage "warehouse parties." It was Norman who applied the JUDGE title to JULES "It was Jays preconceived thought that here was a student hed met doing a degree in law that could only turn out to be a judge. When the police turned up at their illicit gatherings, it was Jules who had to provide outrageous legal blags to put them off the trail. Judge Jules sounded appropriate, so the name stuck and thus Judge Jules DJ career was born. Jules got into the House scene in 1986 and started traveling to New York to buy records and it was here he experienced the incredible atmosphere house music was producing. Although Jules was into the music before this, he had never experienced it in its full glory. As house turned to acid, he remained a prominent figure in the rave scene, playing at many of the legendary orbital raves, including Energy, Back to the future and Sunrise. Together with his longtime friend Roy the Roach Jules started his prolific remixing career with a mix for the then Virgin Records based Bas` Noirs "Im Glad You Came", early remixes also included Soft House Company, Big Audio Dynamite and Fat Man. In 1987 Jules premieres on pirate radio station Kiss fm and in 1990 when the station goes legal Jules rapidly became one of their top jocks. In 1991 he re-aquatinted himself with an old school friend ROLLO. They set up a studio together, and learnt how to produce and engineer, an aspect they'd previously bluffed their way through. A studio was slowly established in the basement of his house and about this time he struck up an extremely successful partnership with former Reggae drummer Michael Skins. Jules and Skins arrived on the scene with a devastating version of M PEOPLES Excited. Other notable remixes include T-Empos house classic 'Saturday night, Sunday morning', Winks 'Higher State Of Consciousness', Ruffnecks 'Everybody Be somebody', plus the big money spinners Doop and Reel 2 Real (I like to move it), on the Positiva label. In 1994 Jules was appointed A&R manager at Manifesto Records and that is a story in itself. Voted no 1 dance label of 1996, possibly the fastest growing dance music label ever and maybe one of its greatest successes, with over 25 national top 40 successes to date, plus numerous critical accolades. In 1995, with brother Sam, Jules formed SERIOUS ARTIST MANAGEMENT, who manage JUDGE JULES exclusively. Other Djs managed include Sonique, Norman Jay,Graham Gold and John Kelly. In September of 1997 Jules signed for Radio 1 which transmit to most of the UK and had two top rated shows on a Friday and Saturday - the Saturday show still going as strong as ever today. He has also made numerous television appearances including the Big Breakfast and the South Bank Show and at one time presented 'JUDGE and the JURY' on KISS T.V which appears on Sattelite in the Men & Motors Section. Along with his numerous other accolades, combined with his huge popularity as a dj worldwide, it shouldnt be to difficult to hear him at a club near you.