Los Angeles-based producer Joey Khodanian, better known as JayKode, started his musical journey at age 7, when he began playing classical piano. By age 15, he had immersed himself with the guitar while experimenting heavily with metal and hardcore, demonstrating his commitment to developing a well-rounded knowledge of music theory and composition. Building on this foundation, he started exploring both hip-hop and electronic productions soon after, and fused his knowledge of both traditional and experimental music genres. JayKode’s passion for strong compositions and melodies stems from his classical training – a rarity among today’s electronic music producers.
Armed with an eclectic repertoire of originals, remixes and bootlegs, JayKode has cultivated a rapidly growing fan base in dance music. Pioneering the genre he calls “Classical Bass,” a tribute to his musical roots, he effortlessly blends melody-driven compositions with aggressive production techniques to push the tonal boundaries of electronic music. Now with characteristic sounds rooted in future bass, trap and hip-hop, JayKode readily brings a unique set to every stage, spinning a wide variety of genres, from bass music to electro-house, twerk, moombahton, and even oldies, ensuring no two JayKode sets tell the same story.
JayKode’s originals and remixes are consistently supported by A-Trak, Borgore, Diplo, DJ Snake, Jack Ü, RL Grime, TJR, and many more – but his most significant exposure came from Skrillex, who featured his remix of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” during his iconic set at Coachella 2014. Since then, he has released tracks on Buygore Records, Elysian Records, Main Course Records, Arkade Records, and Unborn Records – and seen his unofficial remix of Galantis’ “Runaway (U&I)” soar up Hype Machine, claiming the #1 spot on the Overall charts. His most recent success comes from his remix of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” which hit a 1,000,000 plays in a little over 2 weeks.
With a flurry of live dates in 2015, look for JayKode’s artistic commitment to strong musical compositions to be on full display and set him apart from other producers and bring the Classical Bass sound to venues across the United States.
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