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Jason Knight Bio

With sixteen years of music production and DJ experience, a stellar list of club appearances, countless original productions including a full-length album, Jason has emerged as one of the most respected and talented artists in the San Francisco Dance Music scene.

Jason grew his musical roots in Philadelphia, PA, where his band The Mariner Nine exploded onto the Indie music scene with over 90 songs recorded and two national tours spanning seven years. In 1997, a keen interest in studio production led to the opening of Miner Street Studios, a fully equipped analog studio that remains amongst the best in the Philadelphia area.

Once introduced to the urban sounds of Drum & Bass, Jason followed his love of the beat to San Francisco in 1999 and began DJing that same year.
Exposed to the many genres of electronic music, Jason soon made a deep connection with Progressive House, Techno and Trance. He distinguished himself from the crowded DJ scene by founding SDR Productions, intent on providing solid underground dance experiences for those seeking an alternative to the mainstream club scene.

These efforts resulted in peaking the interest of several prominent promoters and garnered Jason headline acts at such venues as the DNA Club, Ruby Skye and 1015 Folsom. The 2002 Burning Man Festival solidified Jason’s diverse appeal when he played a morning set to over 500 crazed dancing party people in what was to be his most memorable set to date.

Jason’s creative urges soon turned back to music production, and his DJing took a backseat as he pursued his lifelong dream of completing a full-length album of original music. The result of this focus was the 2005 release “As Wide As An Open Sky”, featuring nine emotional, hard driving, deep trance tracks.

But Jason hasn’t stopped there. In the short time since the release of the album, Jason resumed djing on the national circuit and has shared the decks with artists such as Armin Van Buuren, Sander Van Doorn, DJ Lange, Cosmic Gate, Blank & Jones, John 00 Flemming, Taj, Flash Brothers and Pole Folder. He’s appeared at the 2006 Ultra Music Festival and Miami’s Winter Music Conference 2007. He also played the first Vegas Music Conference in 2006, is an integral member of the Coda SF Dance Music Collective and continues to be a key player at all the major clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His trance remix of “Virtual Spectrum” landed on Rapid Response Recordings in early 2007, gaining a positive review from Christopher Lawrence. Jason’s first two original’s of 2009, Die Young and Signal, peaked the interest of John Fleming and landed Jason his debut release on JOOF Recordings, June 2009

His feverish production schedule found another 3 song EP released in the Spring of 2008 titled Thermal which was soon followed by the White Remixes, the summer hit single off of Thermal that includes 3 remixes by prominant producers in the bay area. Jason’s command of his style and his ear for the future has him poised to unleash his music upon the global dance community.


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