Biography

Jean-Claude

Record shop owner, renowned DJ and one half of respected production duo The Amalgamation Of Soundz, Jean-Claude has been a mainstay of London’s music scene for almost 4 decades now.

Alongside artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister and Saint Germain, The Amalgamation of Soundz championed a genre defying, jazz influenced style that became the soundtrack to the late nineties and early naughties for many music lovers.

Their 2003 Fabric compilation is a slept-on classic, flying in the face of convention with cinematic elegance and off-kilter weirdness whilst retaining the DNA of the pair’s memorable DJ sets, which included a Glastonbury appearance in 2005. More recently, Jean Claude has been busying himself with new projects of late: namely running his record shop If Music, hosting shows on NTS and Soho Radio and curating a series of compilation albums.

Discography

Founder of London record shop IF Music and vinyl hunter extraordinaire, Jean-Claude drops the third glorious volume of his compilation series ‘A Journey Into Deep Jazz’ on BBE Music. True to the album’s ‘You Need This’ tagline, Jean-Claude has once…

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Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘A Journey into Deep Jazz’ and providing an introduction to Black Saint & Soul Note Records on BBE, IF Music’s Jean-Claude joins forces with Victor Kiswell for new compilation, ‘World Jazz Grooves’.…

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Second volume of Jean-Claude’s (If Music London) Deep Jazz compilation series.

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This item is included in our huge summer clearance, offering 40% off selected vinyl and CD titles. For a full list, click here. Following two successful volumes of ‘Journey Into Deep Jazz’ on BBE, proprietor of London’s ‘IF Music’ record…

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Designed to be as pleasing to the jazz newbie as the perennial chin-stroker, Deep Jazz comprises of nine obscure compositions which utterly deserve their moment in the sun. Compiled by one half of The Amalgamation Of Soundz, renowned DJs DJ…

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