Morgan May
Main style: Progressive Trance
Favorite styles: Progressive House, Tech House, Tech Trance, Tribal House, Uplifting Trance, Vocal Trance
DJ, producer, promoter, Listener since 2001
Performance: from €1,500 / 2 hours
Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam
Resident: Flashback (Amsterdam), Raypath (Amsterdam), EYE 1 Radio - (Amsterdam, Miami, Washington) (Amsterdam)
Guest: Escape, Amsterdam, NL (Amsterdam), ShakeDown (Chicago), EYE1 Radio (Amsterdam), EYE1 Radio (Amsterdam), EYE1 Radio (Amsterdam, Miami, Washington) (Miami), Bloomendaal (Zandvoort)
Frequent visitor: The Vault (Amsterdam)
EYE1 Radio (Amsterdam, Miami, Washington), Amsterdam, 14:59 // 3 March 2011
Progressive House
EYE1 Radio, Amsterdam, 17:00 // 1 August 2010
Progressive Trance
EYE1 Radio, Amsterdam, 21:10 // 26 July 2010
Progressive Trance
Music is the bridge between the Heaven and the Earth... 
Jerome Isma-Ae exclusive, Martin Chloch & Tommy Maag @ Music Emergency @ EYE1 Radio

Progressive House, Tech House

Date and time: 19 July 2010 21:00
Venue: EYE1 Radio
Address: Amsterdam show on the map
Jerome Isma-Ae
Tommy Maag
Martin Chloch
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EYE1 Radio meets Jerome Isma-ae!-->

He is here! The dj and producer who lately has been a couple of steps ahead of time. Having the answer before the question was voiced, Jerome Isma-ae will present his musical talent and vision exclusively on the digital airwaves of the EYE1 Radio Online as part of the 2 hour episode of the Music Emergency radioshow hosted by a talented and energetic DJ Tommy Maag on 19 July 2010. Let the music speak for itself. Tune in and enjoy!


19.JULY 2010, 2 hours exclusive episode Music Emergency #026 with
Guestmix of JEROME ISMA-AE at EYE1 Radio. Tune in at

Hailing from Munich, Jerome Isma-Ae is one of the highest-selling, most
successful Prog House DJ/producers of the last 3 years. He is reinventing and
designing the sounds since the early years of EDM. Building, combining,
releasing and holding on to a continuously sharp sound, fit for both
timelessness and the current demands of the dancefloor society. German
producer/DJ Jerome Isma-Ae sure kept himself busy over the past 15 years. But
results are showing. With the characteristic Isma-Ae sound on his side,
requested and praised by many, he's got the best weapon there is: the ability
to stand out. Mind you, it's a weapon he won't hesitate to use..

Jerome:"I was in a musician elementary school, where I've been educated in
playing several music instruments. At the age of 12, I played the bass in a
metal band, around my 15th I started to program my first beats with a drum
machine and 3 years later I released my first record on a German techno label
called 'Delirium Records', and so on and so on. I'm never satisfied, but there
is always an improvement from production to production." That's how the Isma-Ae
story started. One essential fact is missing though, how and when did Jerome
get in touch with that thing called dance? Jerome:"It was 1991, when we
replaced our bands drummer by a drum machine." From that year on, EDM and the
revolution it set forth were part of Jerome's everyday life.

The first few years of Jerome's career were all about exploring the different
sides of music. A year after his first release, he teamed up with Marcel Krieg
and gave birth to the Future Funk project, bringing a successful combination of
house, disco, soul and funk. To Jerome, it's that well balanced blend of styles
that makes the ride worthwhile. Nowadays, though most of his work is labeled
'progressive house', these influences can still be heard in his productions.
Variety is the soul of pleasure, right? Jerome:" Well, you can't eat schnitzel
every day I guess. Otherwise it gets boring."

A fine piece of German delicacy never hurt anyone, but we'd rather keep things
versatile, yes. So how would Jerome describe the sound in his 'Smile When You
Kill Me', 'Monkey Square' and other big tunes? Jerome:"Hotter than a porn star,
stronger than a Lamborghini! My sound has been going through some changes in
the last couple of years, but I've always kept my signature in productions and
remixes, so everyone can hear right away where it's from."

Another example of the versatile producer that is Jerome, is his involvement
with movie soundtracks and commercials. Projects for Audi, Marlboro and several
other biggies, saw him opening up to the more commercial type of producing. You
don't just end up working for big names like that, so how did he get into this
business? Jerome:"Via friends working for advertising companies and another
good friend who is a movie director. We made the soundtrack for his first movie
together. I also added a few tracks for his latest movie 'Männerherzen', which
is no. 1 in the German cinema charts at the moment. The funny thing about this
movie is that one of the leading role is about a music-producer who is banging
many girls. And his name is Jerome, hehe. But of course, it's just a movie. Has
nothing to do with the real life."

Despite the many projects he's doing, there's still not enough time to complete
them all. Jerome:"At the moment there is not even enough time to accept every
remix request. I just had to decline a job for a BMW advertisement . I should
be an octopus, then I could work on many projects in the same time, or at least
I'd be good food."

Over the past few years, aside from Future Funk and other projects, Jerome has
been busy enough building his own catalogue of originals and remixes. Needless
to say it's worked out for him. His remix of Nightcrawlers’ monsterhit ‘Push
The Feeling On’ made it #1 in the U.S. Billboard Dance Charts in 2002, it was
#1 in the German Dance Charts in 2004. Jerome’s dirty, hot remix of ‘Guru Josh
Project- Infinity 2008’, one of that year’s biggest Dance anthems, made it #1
in the UK Club Chart. The single achieved gold status in Australia and Germany,
it peaked at #1 on the Dutch and French Singles Chart, and #3 on the UK Singles
Chart. His inspirational, upfront releases such as ‘Rokit’ and ‘Phantom’ have
graced the catalogues of every prominent label from Armada Music and Hope
Records to Ministry Of Sound. His ‘Underwater Love’ was voted Best Chill Out
Track for the Beatport Music Awards 2009. He’s one of the few DJ/producers with
true crossover appeal, with his tracks being just as popular with Armin van
Buuren and Markus Schulz as they are with Pete Tong and Hernan Cattaneo.
In 2009 alone, he's made remixes for the likes of Faithless, Above & Beyond,
Paul van Dyk and Way Out West. And yes, he even gave Michael Jackson's
'Stranger in Moscow' a little proggy shake. Jerome:"For the progressive house /
trance genre I am like what AMG is to Mercedes, or MTM is to Audi. I just make
the original product more sporty, powerful and unique. You can call me a
'tracktuner', hehe."

Besides 'tracktuning' and producing one dancefloor cracker after another,
Jerome spend his time well by setting up his own label, Jee Productions.
Jerome:" I just wanted to do my own thing, without any influence from outside.
It works pretty good if I find the time to release something on it. The last
release was '308', produced by Sebastian Krieg and me. The track is dedicated
to the Ferrari 308.

His new single, 'Hold That Sucker Down', is out now on Armada Music imprint
Pilot 6. Based on the early 90's hit by O.T. Quartet, Jerome hands in an
intense remake of pure progressive delight. 'Hold That Sucker Down' is a fierce
weapon on the dancefloor, peak-time and building tension from the very first,
rumbling beat. Caned by number one DJ Armin van Buuren throughout the summer
and chosen record of the week by UK greatnesses Above & Beyond, it's only a
matter of time before 'Hold That Sucker Down' starts spreading like a feel-good
virus. Jerome:"It sounds great, but I guess you knew that already, haha. The
original production is made by Rollo, who is also the producer of Faithless.
I'm a big fan of his work for a long time and it made me very proud when he
recently asked me to remix the new Faithless song." Besides remixes for
Faithless, Jerome has plenty of other good stuff ahead. Jerome:"remixes...gigs
around the world and a few original productions in the beginning of 2010. And
of course I'm working on a follow up single of 'Smile When You Kill Me'.




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