Jules leads a very pro-active life juggling the numerous facets to his exceptional career that has made him not only the man he is today, but also the emissary to the dance music industry at home and abroad.
The DJ –
Jules began playing in 1983, since then he has played across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and on almost every continent in the world. Jules is now at the peak of his profession, with his worldwide appeal ever increasing. He blends passion with technically brilliant sets that not only maintain his domestic and international demand, but also continues to expand his potential audience at an exponential rate.
Over the past five years, he has risen to meteoric success. In 1998 was voted No.3 in the ‘Top 150 DJs in the World’ in DJ Magazine, along with the No.1 position at the ‘Mixmag Clublife / BBC2 Awards’.
In 1999, Jules was voted ‘Best DJ’ at the Muzik Awards and No.1. in the ‘Mixmag Readers’ Poll’; at the Ministry Awards Jules won ‘Best DJ’ and ‘Best Radio DJ’ and at one of the final award ceremonies of the year, the ‘Smirnoff Dance Awards" in Ireland, Jules won "Best International DJ". Judge Jules has in essence ‘cleaned-up’ in ‘99, collecting most of the major titles at all the music awards. In 2000 Jules has added to his accalades by winning the ‘Best Radio DJ’ at the Dance Star Awards in June.
Club Work: Jules plays at all the top club nights in the UK: ‘Cream, Gods Kitchen, Miss Moneypennys, Progress, Passion’ and ‘Serious at The Cross’ and has a residency at one of the top super clubs – ‘Gatecrasher’. He is known to be the largest crowd-puller on the club circuit. Jules also plays regularly in Europe, the U.S. and Southern hemisphere countries (e.g. Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong to name a few).
On the Radio –
Jules started radio djing in 1987 on the then pirate radio station, Kiss FM that went legal in 1990. Jules hosted Kiss’ two flagship weekend shows. Jules’ shows were syndicated to Manchester / NW and Yorkshire with audience figures for the syndicated show topping 250,000. Jules won three consecutive Kiss FM awards for ‘Best Club DJ 91-94’.
Then in October 1997, Jules moved to BBC Radio 1 (Fridays 9pm – 11pm, Saturday’s 5pm – 7pm) and now broadcasts to over 2.2 million per week. Including the numerous tours that Jules hosts and guests on for Radio 1, i.e. ‘Late Night Lessons Tour’ with Judge Jules, which covered universities across the country and also features regularly on ‘Radio 1 Dance Party’ tours.
On Journalism –
Over the decade that Jules has been within the Music Industry, he has written articles for The Face, I-D, Time Out, Record Mirror and Mixmag. Jules has also featured in the above and all the top music publications that are circulating at present: Ministry Magazine, Muzik, DJ Magazine, M8, Seven, BBM, Flipside, Bassline, BPM, Fast Times and numerous others, in this country and overseas.
Jules has also been featured in a number of the major newspapers, such as: ‘Sunday Times (Relative Values feature), The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror’ and ‘The Mail on Sunday’. Along with numerous reviews and features in Local press.
The Producer / Writer –
At present Jules has teamed up with Paul Masterson to form ‘Hi-Gate’ with their first release called ‘Pitchin’, which rose to number six in the national charts, with there follow-up shaping up to be another ‘Top Ten’ Hit. They have a number of guises; one of the more memorable names is ‘Yomanda’. Jules has previously worked with John Kelly under the guise of ‘Sticks ‘n’ Stoned’.
Jules has produced and mixed a number of top selling compilations including ten for the ‘Ministry’ record label (‘Ministry Classics’ and ‘Ministry Clubbers Guide to....’ plus various ‘Ministry Annuals’), three of which became the biggest sellers in ’98.
On TV –
Jules was the presenter and anchorman on Kiss TV’s "Judge and The Jury" which appeared weekly on Granada’s satellite channel. Jules has also had numerous TV appearances on mainstream programmes including: Big Breakfast, South Bank Show, Kilroy, Hypnosis, South East At Six, MTV, O-zone and regular appearances on Club@vision, with co-presen tation work on BPM. In addition, during the summer ’99 Jules consulted on ‘Kevin & Perry’ – Harry Enfield’s new film on Tiger Aspect Productions.
Now in the millennium, Jules has added another ‘O-zone’ appearance, and a ‘Top of the Pops’ slot with ‘Hi-Gate’, along with a report that he did on car audio systems for ‘Top Gear’ and an interview on the ‘11 O’clock show’ on Channel 4. There are also a number of television interviews that he has featured in over the year so far; ‘Chemical Generation, The Dogs Balerics’ (Channel 4) and a number of additional programs going out over the latter part of the year, such as ‘Creamfields, Loves Like A Dog (Channel Four) and ‘Club World’ (BBC 2 & BBC Choice).
On the Internet –
Judge Jules now has his own website - www.judgejules.net. Jules leads by taking a pro-active role in the running of the site. The website contains all the information anyone could need on the multi-award winning Radio 1 DJ. It also has special features, competitions, the tunes that are tantalising the nation and many more fully immersive experiences.
To add to this already colourful career, Jules will be going back into the ‘club promotion’ arena when he will start his own night at ‘Eden’ (Ibiza) this coming summer.