I launched Isle Of Jura in 2016 to reissue forgotten and hard to find musical gems from a range of interconnected styles, Balearica, Reggae & Dub, Ambient House, Disco, Street Soul, Ambient Electronica and anything else that gets me hot under the collar. I’ve been lucky enough to reissue some amazing music from Escape From New York, Brian Bennett, Ingleton Falls, Yvonne Archer, Stinger J, Holy ghost Inc, Ozo, Zann, Harry Mosco, Bassline Featuring Lorraine Chambers…….the list keeps on growing (subject to licensing!).

As Jura Soundsystem I take the same approach to production, traversing varies styles and tempos, put together with love and the aim of providing some escapism for the listener. I’ve released a couple of 6 track EPs on Temples of Jura, ‘Monster Skies’ and ‘With You’, and a Reggae/Dub single ‘Udarberri Blues’‘. You’ll also find some JS edits of the reissues dotted throughout the catalogue. My debut album ‘Return to the Island’ was released in 2022 complete with artwork from IOJ resident designer Bradley Pinkerton. As well as curating the single and album reissues for IOJ I also put together the Transmission compilation series of rarities, the third and final edition ‘Transmission Three’ was released last year.

As a DJ last year’s sole online mix was for Planet Trip. On the edit front, i had a ball creating a Dubby version of Melody Beecher’s ‘Careless Whisper’ and also an extended Dub out of Shiva’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, there were also edits on a couple of 12″s for Emotional Rescue.

You could say that Isle Of Jura is a natural progression from my first label love, Tsuba which started life in 2006 and released many wonderful House & Deep House records over the course of the following decade at a time when I was playing regularly in nightclubs all over the place. After our kids arrived there was a desire to slow down so in 2014 we re-located to Adelaide (my wife’s hometown) and I gravitated back towards to my musical roots and Isle Of Jura was born.

May 2024.