ROJ by © Tim Schnetgoeke

Renegades of Jazz

Style: Jazz, Breaks, Funk, Afro


Renegades of Jazz stand for raw and heavy produced music, fusing Jazz with Breakbeat elements, Blues harmonies or percussive Afro-Funk. Over 100 Renegades Of Jazz remixes for celebrated artists such as Mop Mop, Kid Loco or Skeewiff account for how determinately ROJ forges ahead.

Style in five words:
Some raw northern Jazz cuts!

Genres that struck me first:
Downbeat, Jazz, Funk

Most influential artists:
Quantic, Mr. Scruff, Bonobo, Thievery Corporation, Smoove, Visit Venus, Tosca, Thunderball, The Cinematic Orchestra

My three most successful tracks/remixes:
Karabine, Flaximus Remix, Afro Cookie

Greatest moment of my career:
There are several, but always when sharing decks with one of your heroes.

What makes a good DJ set?
Being eclectic and if you gap the bridge between your own nerdism and the people.

My favourite embarrassing tune:
Loo & Placido “Reggae Rigby”

Weirdest thing that happened on tour:
Nothing weird, it was always nice.

MP3 – VINYL: Why?
Serato, USB, Vinyl, CDs… It’s about the music, not the format.

Shouts to the clubs & promoters / recent favourite gigs:
Felox @ 45/7 Vinyl Club (Hamburg)
Ralf Zitzmann @ Agogo Records (Hanover)
Ralf Theil @ Red Bull Music (Berlin)
Craig Charles @ BBC6 Music
Smoove who gave ROJ the kickstart!


More  information and music:

Official website


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