Netherlands / Willemstad, Curacao
JP Backhouse was born as Jimmy Bakhuis on the beautiful multicultural Island of Curacao.
The ideal place to absorb many musical influences in which Caribbean and Latin rhythms are by far the most popular. It wasn’t until the age of 15 that he found his passion in music production.
Inspired by no one other than DJ Moortje he modified the family PC to create a bubbling making music machine.
It wasn’t long before all local free style bubbling dancers came to him for custom made dance battle tracks.
After sampling much hip hop music he got intrigued by the hip hop culture and started to make hop hip beats for local rappers including a very young DJ IskI. (A former classmate)
Sometime later his interests shifted toward more electronic dance oriented music. He developed an extreme high interest in the creation of electronic sounds. He followed his heart to Amsterdam to learn the craft of making electronic music. He fell in love with the rave culture and started to DJ and produce dance music whilst attending sound and audio engineering courses. After years of experimenting he started to distinguish himself with his ability to create unique sounds and his effortless ability to remix songs. It wasn’t long until his tracks & bootlegs got picked up by dutch DJ’s including Cor Fijneman and Jochem Miller. After this he switched gears and started to make harder dance music. This resulted in massive support from Hard dance DJ’s across europe and even regular airplay of his tracks on the BBC radio 1 show from DJ Kutksi. He also got to play at massive festivals and Clubs in the UK, Germany and Holland including Defqon 1 and venue’s like the Heineken Music hall. (under his prior stage name Jim Justice)
You can find his tracks on many CD compilations that were sold around Europe.
Still he felt that something was missing. He felt that he was not making use of his earliest and strongest influences that shaped him in his early years in the Caribbean. The need to express these rythms was getting stronger and stronger. He followed his heart back to Curacao and wanted a fresh start under the new stage name JP Backhouse with a new sound.
You can expect a unique mix of European electronic sounds accompanied by local Caribbean rythms that will be unresistable on the dancefloor. His first single “King Cobra” is a perfect example in which he combines undeniable Caribbean bubbling rythms with European EDM sounds. A deadly combination that will appeal to a very large audience.
This is just a small taste of what’s coming so be ready for JP Backhouse in 2016.