Jamie Porteous is an up and coming techno/progressive house artist based in Ibiza. His DJ sets with razor sharp live synths and transient vocals are taking him to some of Europe and Asia’s most respected clubs.
Half Scottish, half Australian Jamie grew up in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Music surrounded him from a young age, learning violin and piano before he was 10 years old. Growing up listening to a range of musical styles, from thrash metal to hip-hop, to classical, he eventually followed the path to rock’n’roll.
While studying Audio Engineering and touring the indie-rock scene in Melbourne and Sydney during the late 90’s, his introduction to the likes of Vangelis and Aphex Twin burgeoned a love affair with electronic music. He began fusing his synth skills, vocals and composing panache with DJ performances.
In 2010, after a five-year stint in the UK, the allure of a balance between sunshine and the electronic scene pulled him to Ibiza. His live synth-work, track selection and ability to get a crowd not just on their feet but enthralled in the set, set his shows apart from what was becoming a clichéd DJ scene.
Through a mixture of hard work and pure love for the music, Jamie spent the next four years fine-tuning his performance with residencies and guest performances at Pacha, Space (Carl Cox Revolutions), Ushuaia and KM5. He is also now an important part of the team of DJ presenters at Ibiza Global Radio, steadily growing his fanbase around the world.
Jamie’s sound is a sexy, edgy and melodic adventure. His musical roots seep into his performance with subtle moody vocals and razor sharp synths.
Recent releases on Fabric and Wiggle received chart support from Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola and Anja Schneider, to name a few, with a #46 Beatport charting with his Bludine Paler E.P.
Upcoming releases and collaborations in 2015 include labels Bedrock, Rumours, Ibiza Global and more.
Get Physcial |Wiggle/Fabric | Mobilee Records
Rumours | Bedrock | Sincopat
The Sound of the Family