Ian Jay aka Hi Freak1c is a 31 year old DJ and producer from Bristol. Ian first picked up a piece of vinyl fourteen years ago when a friend introduced him to a set of decks. He was hooked from that point on, spending most evenings and weekends mixing and listening to dance music.
Ian began playing out 5 years ago after his first demo CD was snapped up by the then 'Slinky' warm-up bar, Bar I. He now plays a range of dance music from Trance, Hard Trance, Hard Dance to Funky Chunky Hard Techno. He doesn't just blend or cut tunes, he likes to keep clubbers on their toes with some three deck mixing, accapellas and scratching. Ian's love of music and energy translates itself to his sets and keeps the crowds buzzing.
Ian has played at venues across the UK including Nottingham, Bristol, and London alongside big name DJs, such as Greg Brookmen, Andy Whitby, Alf Bamford and Lisa Pin-up. Back in the summer of 2004 he was spotted by EZ Duzzit DJ-ing for a night in London called Fiber Optix. They snapped him up and flew him over to Ibiza where he played in many bars and clubs, including the Judgement Sunday after party and an infamous Ibiza boat party. His most recent sets have seen him DJ at Logic @ The Fridge, London, Polysexual vs. Twisted @ Heaven Nightclub, London and NYCe1 Unleashed @ Lakota, Bristol.
Towards the end of 2006 Ian decided to concentrate on his music production. His first release with Mark Austin, 'Distatic', was signed to Oblivion Digital and he has since gone on to work with some of the biggest talents in Hard Dance. His recent collaborations and remixes have seen him work with MDA & Spherical, Aftershok, Scott-fo Shaw, Digital Kid, Jamie Taylor, Darrell White and many more.
Ian's latest project is a charity record label called 'Outbreak Digital'. The label is designed to support both established DJs and up-and-coming talent who are struggling to break into the scene. Every release will have a nominated charity with the proceeds from sales supporting a variety of good causes, such as Cancer Research, MacMillan and Whizz Kids.
At the start of 2008 Ian was runners up at Harderfaster new producer of 2007 award.
With increasing support from some well established DJs and producers, Ian hopes to find himself a high profile residency and make an even big impact in 2009.