Jaia is the progressive house/ trance / donwtempo project of the French producer Yannis Kamarinos. In 1995 he formed Jaia with Jean-Michel Blanchet and they released their first tracks on Fairway Records. First Jaia album “Blue Energy” (Cross/East West/Nova Tekk), was released in 1998 and re-released in 2000 as a double CD with a 6 tracks bonus CD under the name of "Blue Energy/Blue Synergy" (Dakini/Yellow Feather). Jaia released several 12 inches too, as well as numerous tracks on various labels compilations, such as Island, Iboga, Wagram, Milan, Tribal Vision, Tribal Vision. World, and many others.
Since 2000 Yannis is working alone under Jaia name and has released in 2005 the album “Fiction” (on Digital Structures ) which fuse psychedelic sounds with fat atmospheric progressive trance and house. In 2009 his 3rd album "Re:Works" came out on Tribal Vision, containing brand new remixes of Jaia's biggest hits by such outstanding and diverse remixers as Martin Roth orVibrasphere . Featured is also an exclusive cover version of famous The Milky Way song by French trance producer Aurora Borealis.
He has collaborated with other producers-DJ’s such as Dado (aka Deedrah, Synthetic,…), Wizzy Noise, or Silicon Sound.. He has remixed famous artists like the French singer Mylene Farmer– including her singles “C’est Une Belle Journée” and “Pardonne-Moi” (Polydor/Universal)- with Blue Planet Corporation, the Moroccan singer Tyoussi (Fairway/SonyMusic), Vibrasphere, or the French pop band Jpex (Wagram). Jaia has also been remixed by Total Eclipse, Minilogue orJimmy Van M for example…
Yannis is evolving in side projects too, like Even 11 with Silicon Sound, Altitudes with Blue Planet Corporation and Silicon Sound, or the electro-house one Kama & Mc Gregor. He is also part of the electro and house oriented label Pumpz Recordings.
Since 1997 Jaia has been performing live and dj all over Europe, and in other countries such asJapan, Israel, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and in the USA. He has actually played at several big gatherings like Return To the Source in London, the Gaian Mind Festival in the USA, Solstice in Japan, the Samothraki Dance Festival in Greece, Universo Paralello in Brazil , the Sonica Festival in Italy, the Shambhala Music Festival in Canada, the Ozora Festival in Hungary, or the VooV in Germany.
A brand new regular Jaia album is scheduled for soon… watch out for it!
Dated: 18 November, 2015 | read more »