It's a familiar story: A chance meeting over 10 years ago in Ibiza (where else?) forms the basis of the duo now known as Audiojack, a Leeds-based DJ and production outfit made up of Richard Burkinshaw and James Rial. Over the last decade the twosome's initial link-up on the White Island has evolved to become a formidable outfit; rocking dancefloors from Brazil to Australia, unleashing a consistently high level of their own music and managing a label, Gruuv, that has maintained a sterling reputation for nurturing the very best in talent, new and old.
Despite a large degree of success from the beginning (their first single 'Robot' thrust them into the limelight back in 2005), Jamie and Rich have maintained a degree of control over their careers that is rare to find in the modern-day, looking inward and reinventing themselves to keep things constantly fresh. Though they are focused on the dancefloor, their output is not limited to one particular style – you can always expect quality, but they straddle a variety of styles from techno through to the more melodic end of house music.
“We’ve been DJing for over 30 years between the pair of us and we always look at things from the perspective of the dance floor, therefore our music is always focused on that,” they say.
Remaining true to their beliefs and staying relevant without being contrived is at the core of Audiojack's success. The duo never rest on their laurels, reinventing themselves when necessary, though in a very organic manner. In today's fast-paced, ever growing world of electronic music it's not always easy to keep a cool head and to maintain one's credibility and integrity. However, Audiojack stand proud as a prime example of how to do things the right way and long may they continue to do so!