His debut aboard the BACARDI RED HOT ROAD TRIP in 2001, Jimmi’s repertoire of house and techno sessions across two–preferably three–turntables has lifted dance-floors throughout the nation.
Billed with EDM legends Electric Skychurch, Wilhelm K., Paul Johnson, Tommy Sunshine, Jason Tyler, DJ Venom, John B., and 7up to name a few, Jimmi rapidly gleaned notoriety in the U.S. underground rave circuit, spinning legendary underground massives such as Catalyticsouls’ “Underground Sound”, ToymakerMusic’s “Barn Yard Boogie”, and Spoololife’s “Pilgrims & Indians (PNI)” among others.
Featuring contributions from Jimmi Journey, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Underworld, and DJ Shiva, author Mark J. Butler’s book “Unlocking the Groove” won the Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Popular Music 2007 by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.
Having performed at, coordinated, and promoted a multitude of EDM events, he joined forces with Paxahau‘s Movement Music Festival’s global EDM event campaign in 2011, engrossing himself in the massive Techno culture of Detroit.
Paxahau and Canning Communications reach out to the community through MOVEMENT, partly in the larger Detroit Michigan area, but largely the world-wide electronic dance music community; a universal outreach that demonstrates the core principles of what electronic dance music represents from a cultural standpoint.
Alex Barenson, C.E.O. of the iconic KIKWEAR brand clothing, invited Jimmi to conceive and promote EDM events with the “KIKWEAR Back In ACTION! Tour” that swept the nation off it’s feet in 2013.
The first, RAVESTRONG, an EDM Massive and benefit for the American Cancer Society, was aligned with Indiana University’s infamous “Little 500” bicycle race–and week-long college town celebration–raised $1750.00 for the cure.
The encore, KIKDRUM, collaborated with DanceMania Records featuring DJ #1 (DJ FUNK) at an EDM Massive aligned with Indianapolis’ Circle City IN Pride festival which attracts nearly 100,000 festival goers to Indianapolis.
On the airwaves, Jimmi spun numerous live sets on WIUX and WFHB in Bloomington, IN, and would later manage “Spoololife Radio” which has reached over a million listeners since 2010 as part of the program lineup on the world’s largest streaming radio provider, Tunein Radio.
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