Respect | Jef Stott

Irie Magazine | Respect | Jef Stott

Jef Stott

United States

Composer, producer and performer JEF STOTT has been deftly navigating the realms of world fusion music for nearly two decades, where he has consistently been at the forefront of the International Global Bass movement. On June 8, 2018, he released ‘ASLAN DUB SYSTEM Vol. 1’, his 12th full-length studio production on his new EMBARKA RECORDS label. His sound is a conscious blend of the best in global bass culture which simultaneously reaches back to ancient traditions while pushing the future of music forward. Jef is a highly accomplished lifelong multi-instrumentalist, adding a live performance element to his live shows with many instruments ranging from Arabic string and percussion instruments to guitars, bass drums and live electronics. Jef has lead several live ensembles on stage throughout his career.

As a producer and composer, he has released over 10 full-length albums of his own work as well as producing, performing and writing for Stellamara, Lumin, MC RAI and Qadim as well as many remixes including Azam Ali, Natasha Atlas, David Starfire, Gaudi, Adham Shaikh, Akara, Cemali, Atash, among others. His work has been released on several major labels including Universal, EMI, Six Degrees, Hearts of Space, Triloka and City of Tribes. He writes regularly for network and cable television, stage, video game and feature film. His latest release is ARCANA from Six Degrees Records.

He has recently completed a Masters Degree in Interactive Media. His thesis project The Subtle Body is a multimedia interactive installation and research project that uses the electromagnetic energy from the human brain and body to control audio and visual media. Jef also teaches audio production on a regular basis from his studio and at several educational facilities throughout the Bay Area. Jef is also a dedicated music educator who has taught hundreds of classes on audio production in a variety of classroom and online settings in numerous community centers and studios throughout North America.

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