bannerClose your eyes, escape from life’s realities into a world of Jazz Funk Dystopia.”

kejam_dystopiaMusically refreshed, after a short hiatus in Central America, Dee Majek, returns re-inspired to launch his new project Kejam (pronounced KeyJam). With a double-sided, slice of UK feel-good, jazz funk ‘Dystopia’ and ‘Radian’ from his forthcoming album ‘Dystopia’.

As Dee states “The inspiration behind this project was my burning desire to revisit my musical roots, reinvent the music of those halcyon days that I’ve always loved to listen, buy and danced too as an ardent collector in the Seventies and Eighties growing up in South London.”

Dystopia is an extension of Dee’s passion and music knowledge, digging into his vast collection of over 40 years. The album concept is simple. Take a listen to the punch-packing bass line of the title cut ‘Dystopia’.

The double A side by Kejam ft James Colah Dystopia/Radian


To ensure Dee, stays on track to realise his vision of a ‘jazz funk landscape’, Dee enlisted ‘Mr. Keyboard ‘extraordinaire and 2011, Coffee Talk Jazz Radio – International Songwriter Award Winner, James Colah, who Dee has known for over 20 years.

radian_1500x1500James has been featured in the prestigious ‘Keyboard Player Magazine’ and for the past three and a half years has established himself as a major world artist, under the banner of ‘The James Colah Project’within Smooth Jazz (www.jamescolahproductions.com).

To date James’ has released eight, highly successful singles that have been play listed of over 100 international radio stations around the world. ‘Ocean Tide’ from ‘The Parlett-Colah Project’ made history for being the only song on the KJAZZ Radio UK ‘Top 10’ to have remained on the listener voted chart for 6 months, 6 weeks of which at number one.

Talking hits! For those who don’t know, Dee Majek’s involvement in the UK urban music scene stretches over four decades. From the age of Seventeen, in the mid Seventies, Dee secured exclusive promotional copies from American label, Casablanca Records, International Operations Manager, Scott Bergstein.

The History of Casablanca Records

The roster  included Donna Summers, Cameo and Parliament and Giorgio Moroder for Dee to source and garner feedback to legendary UK club and radio Djs that included Chris Hill, Robbie Vincent, Greg Edwards, Graham ‘Fatman’ Canter, Graham Gold, Les Spaine and Record Mirror Disco Columnist, James Hamilton. Other labels Dee sourced records from included Cotillion Records (Luther Vandross), Bang Records (Peabo Bryson), early Salsoul Records 12 inch DJ white labels and Beam Junction (Grace Jones) releases.

Donna Summer-LIVE & MORE-1978 Studio Mixing Session!!!

Warner.live_and_learnIn the Eighties, as a songwriter/lyricist, he gained co-writing credits with April Music,EMI,working with top, UK urban producer and arranger, Roy Carter (Heatwave, Central Line, Jermaine Stewart, Errol Brown, Courtney Pine and D.C. Lee) on projects including Warner’s, Eighties club classic ‘Live and Learn’ and ‘After Love Has Gone on Oscar Jay Records.

In the Nineties, as owner of independent label, Seven Universal Records Dee, produced the highly successful series of urban mixtapes, ‘Beats Researcher Volumes One, Two and Three’ that was widely played in the UK and USA. Plus as a street poet, he wrote and produced the critically acclaimed jazz poetry album ‘Soul on the Edge’ going on to win the ACER, Black Penmanship award.

2 Step – Warner – After the Love Has Gone

For the last 20 years his soul network has grown like co-writing sessions with legendary, Island records engineer, producer, remixer and A&R Consultant Godwin Logie, UK Toolroom producer Mark Knight, plus contacts with host of high profile, American producers, engineers and remixers that included Ike Lee III, Adam Blackstone, Young Lord , Anthony ‘TC’ Cunningham, Timothy Walls , Carl Breeding, Lamenga Khafi  & Keisha Miles.

As head honcho of boutique, promotion label, Madkonnects. Where in 2000, Dee was responsible for the infectious and most sought after record, Derrick Dixon’s UK club anthem ‘Gotta To Get Her’ EP, licensed to Stonegroove Records.

Derrick Dixon – Gotta Get Her (R&B 2000)

The following year, Dee branded and jointly compiled Urban Street Anthems Volume One, an album of aspiring American independent artists that Dee closely worked with, in partnership with Street Sounds records, mogul, Morgan Khan, for his Music With Attitude (MWA) label. He also, sourced highly acclaimed, New York, wordsmith, Phararoe Monch, of head banging ‘Simon SaysRawkus records ,fame for the multi –platinum selling, Mobo award winner, Adam F’s , Kaos album.

Adam F – Last Dayz Feat. Pharoahe Monch

M_World_Comp_for_print_frontAs joint owner, and CEO of the highly successful American, independent label Mapp Records, voted by leading urban magazine, Blues and Soul as the second best independent record label of 2005.

Dee was responsible for pioneering a blue print EP, ’Six for Spins’ that set the bench for the artistic development, successful promotion and licensing overseas of unknown, American, independent artists.

This blue print model, broke the careers in 2005, of Chanel Perry, ‘My Life’ that spawned, top 40 national chart hits in the UK, France, and Scandinavia

Chanel – My Life (Audio only)

To date has been licensed worldwide on over 80 compilations and worldwide licensing of Chanel’s follow up club hits ‘Dance’ and the excellent cover of the Brownstone classic ‘If You Love Me’, which were licensed and released through premier, UK, dance label Ministry of Sound imprint, Hed Kandi. Further success followed, for Dee and the label, with the highly acclaimed R&B group, Metropolis classic debut album, ‘The Voyage’ and his memorable ‘Nights over Egypt’ club mix of the groups ‘Lovin You’.

Jai Black Lovin’ U ft. Metropolis MWorld Nites Mix (2011)

Which was  widely supported across Europe and Japan culminating with Metropolis supporting legendary new jack swing producer Teddy Riley in concert and  the album being licensed to Japanese label BMFN Records and voted eight best R&B album released that year , as well as the group being  voted ‘Best Independent Act of 2005’ category by  Blues & Soul magazine.

Metropolis – Kick It

Chanel_album_frontWith the demise of Mapp Records, in 2009, Dee has continued to thrive and maintained his prominence within urban music UK, with partnerships that have included Mworld dance project with bad boy dj and producer Pat Bedeau.

Co-writing and production credits on the highly anticipated album from UK soul diva Natasha Watts with UK super DJ and producer, Ross Emmins aka DJ Destruction (Adam F, Lee John, Canibus, Rodney P and Retrospexx).

Furthermore, the creation of a  distribution, partnership with  Atlanta based multi platinum, producer and CEO of Blacktree Music , Ric Atari (Wyclef Jean, Usher, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott and 112) for the  promotional release of  Dee’s, Mworldnites Volume One, compilation and Chanel Perry’s Forget About Your Boys debut album that spawned 20  top 10 hits across  various UK soul chart.

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fisherman_croppedThe double A side
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Kejam ft James Colah Dystopia/Radian

Kejam  Links

http://www.myspace.com/kejam1
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Kejam
http://www.soundcloud.com/kejam-project

Get Dystopia and Join the Jazz Funk Revolution!
For more information contact Dee Majek @ VEC Records
Email: virtuositycentre@gmail.com

 


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