‘Grooverider’ has been known to proclaim Jazzy M as ‘The Godfather of House’ – a statement that accurately describes Jazzy’s contribution to the music industry. Jazzy has been responsible for introducing many people to house music with the first ever radio show in the UK dedicated to the genre: ‘The Jackin’ Zone’. The show ran for ten years on LWR in conjunction with Jazzy’s record shop Vinyl Zone. Maxi Jazz, now of Faithless started his career with Jazzy on the radio making jingles for the show. Kane FM 103.7 provides the arena for Jazzy’s return to radio, as DJ/Producer of his own brand of shows called ‘The Ohzone Show & OhZone BlaKtroniKa .
Michael Schiniou aka Jazzy M
Over a 30 year career in the music industry .Head Honcho to Ohzone and Red Giant Recordings , who’s first release was Chime by Orbital.Worked with many great stars of our time including , Arthur Baker , Paul Weller and The Style Council , Janet Jackson , Dj fover 80 countries throughout the globe For Ministry of Sound as Jazzy M , planning a lot for 2011 so watch this space……;
I was the first DJ to play The Ministry of Sound and ive occupied a number of senior positions at the company over the last 20 years.I was resident DJ in the UK for over 8 years and for International Tours for over11 years representing the brand in over 80 countries.Im currently involved in Tutoring new talent in The Ministrys DJ Academy.
The DJ that brought you House to the UK tagged by Grooverider as The Godfather of UK House. Started as Jazzy M on London Pirate LWR back in the Mid eighties with the show that started it all called The Jacking Zone and this started
the use of the word Zone as his record store was Vinyl Zone soon to come back online and also the relaunch of OhZone Recordings whose first release was Chime by Orbital and not forgetting the 3rd release being the massive Epoch 90 V.L.S.I Heaven. . Jazzy M has Played 100s countries and Cities around the Globe and played them many times including Australia( Sydney and Brisbane) Austria (Vienna), Norway ( Oslo and Lillehammer) Sweden (Stockholm
Gutenberg), Denmark ( Copenhagen), Germany ( Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart ) Spain ( Valencia, Alicante, Almeria, Marbella, Madrid, Malaga, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife, Majorca, Barcelona, Seville, Girona) Belgium ( Ghent and Brussels), Latvia (Riga) Estonia (Tallinn), Finland (Helsinki), Iceland (Reykjavik), Egypt (Cairo Sharm-El-Sheik ), South Africa ( Cape Town and Johannesburg), Brazil ( Sao Paulo and Brasilia ) , Columbia ( Bogotá ), Argentina ( Buenos Aires) Uruguay ( Punte-Del-Este) Malaysia ( Kuala Lumpur and Ghenting Highlands), Indonesia ( Jakarta), Switzerland ( Geneva, Basel, Bern, Zurich, and Montreal), Moldavia, Ukraine ( Kiev , Odessa ) , Poland ( Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Bydgoszcz, Lodz, Zakopane, Lubin, Wroclaw ), Italy ( Milan, Perugia, Naples, Rome, Verona, Bologna, Rimini ), Cyprus ( Ayia Napa), Israel ( Tel- Aviv), Turkey ( Istanbul), Hungary ( Budapest) Russia ( Moscow, Eketrinburg, St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, Rostov on Don), China ( Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenhzen, Zhengzhou, Beijing ) Taiwan ( Taipei), Thailand (Bangkok), Singapore , Kazakhstan ( Almaty), Slovakia, Portugal (Porto, Lisbon, Algarve, Cascais and Madeira), USA ( Miami, Boulder , Jacksonville, Colarado), United Arab Emirates ( Dubai and Abu Dhabi ), Oman ( Muscat), Bangladesh ( Delhi ), France ( Paris ) Holland (Amsterdam), Slovenia (Ljubljana) Czech Republic ( Prague), South Korea (Seoul ), Philippines ( Manilla ), Azerbaijan ( Baku ), Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete, Kos, Rhodes ), Belarus ( Minsk).UK,( Every Major City in England, Scotland and Wales , Ireland and Northern Ireland ( Belfast, Port Rush, Londonderry, Dublin, Cork, Armagh, Japan ( Tokyo ).
Has worked with so many great artists and also has played for people like Diego Maradona in Punte del Este in Uruguay in a club called La Morocha for a special Ola magazine
party, he has played for Janet Jackson when she had after tour party back in the ninties he has produced some house tracks for Paul Weller and his wife at the time DC Lee for Slam Slam and Style Council and Dr Robert from the Blow Monkeys Co-Wrote.Worked on a Project with Arthur Baker a track called Simple Rhythm. He has done remixes for Boon Squawk, Louise Rednapp, Orbital, Richie Rich, Jimmy Sommerville, Precious,
and many others, Jazzy has worked under many different Band Names such as
Klubzone 1, Sao Paulo, Dub Nation, Zoogie, Erotic World, J+M Connection, RipJazz with (Tim Deluxe), Bernard and Phillip, JZJ and Bushbaby this was something of a trend to do this back in the late 80s to early 90s and also because Jazzy teamed up with other writers and producers.
He has had many labels as well including OhZone Recordings, Red Giant recordings, Delphinus Delphis, Spankin Records and Le Plug Rouge. Look out in 2011 for the relaunch of OhZone Recordings and brand new label Red Giant Recordings with a revamped label, management team and new DJ/Artists/producers .
Jazzy is currently working on small select parties at The Ministry of Sound and in various venues in London for OhZone Recording ‘s which not only show case what he is currently playing which is a blend of Electronic dance , Tech House and of course Jacking House but also showing off the latest talent in his companywho there looking after, the new breed of Djs/Producers .As well as this he is currently preparing the labels OhZone and Red Giant Recordings release schedule, Tutoring for The Ministry of Sound DJ Academy and also Preparing and Producing House Music programs for the new Dance community radio station in Surrey called Kane FM
broadcasting 103.7 fm to Surrey and surrounding areas and online www.kanefm.com . He is also working on a new Web Site development called OhZone which will showcase all the labels, management, Vinyl Zone Records, Art Gallery,s and Tattoo Designs by Jade Schiniou plus Events and up to date releases and of course all DJcalenders and gig guides.