Mary Jane (Memphis, TN)
Electric Soul Patrol, Journees Music, Remix Culture, LFO Radio
DJ, Promoter, Producer, Music Lover
years DJing- 20
Genres - tech house, techno, minimal, tribal, progressive, funky house, acid, electro, dub, breaks, club classics, hard trance, deep house
Mary Jane has spent the last two decades centered around underground electronica and rave & DJ culture. She has often been called the “grandmother of the Memphis scene” and helped pioneer and further the Memphis underground. In the past, she has owned, operated and bought for 2 different record stores in the Memphis area, Millennium Records and an online record store and DJ shop, Electric Soul Patrol. Also before the digital revolution, she spent numerous years working the record and music store retail end of things, as well as being a dance music buyer for such vital stores of years past as Tower Records, Blockbuster Music, Record Bar, and many more. Here she gained vast knowledge as well as a expansive music collection of all genres, but especially electronica, from all over the world.
Mary Jane also promotes events with her crew ESP, Electric Soul Patrol, and has been a vital element throughout the South and Mid-West. She has performed in over 20 different cities and spun at several hundred nightclubs, massives, one-off’s, and events, as well has held numerous club residencies, including Hard Rock Café, Escape, XYZ, Nocturnal, Full Moon, amongst others.
In the past Mary Jane was well known for her aggressive, pounding techno and blistering hard trance. Currently she is able to become a chameleon of sorts under her DJ guise and spin various underground styles with ease and precision. Mary Jane enjoys spinning heavy bass driven tracks with driving synths….everything from funky and uplifting to progressive and moving to dark and serious. Currently blending grooves of tech house, techno, tribal and progressive, she often takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, layering melodies together and mixing the tracks for extensive periods of time. She can perform for any crowd and any condition and has a genuine knack for reading a crowd. Mary Jane’s hypnotic techy rhythms of house, techno, breaks and trance are enjoyed by crowd’s worldwide. Her seamless mixing skills, vast knowledge of music producers, labels, DJ gear etc has propelled her into the forefront.
Mary Jane has graced the stage with such world recognized talent as Paul Oakenfold, Sandra Collins, Timo Maas, Christopher Lawrence, DJ Garth, Doc Martin, Rabbit in the Moon, DJ Monk, Frankie Bones, Nigel Richards, Simply Jeff, John Kelly, Larry Heard, Boo Williams, DJ Liquid, Thee-O, DJ Huggie, Adam X, Keevens (Live PA), Richie Hawtin, Colette, DJ Heather, Mark Farina, The Crystal Method, Evil 9, Deepsky, Leon Alexander, Terrence Dixon, D.D. R., Andy Hughes, Baby Anne, DJ Icey, Omar Santana, DRC, Quivver, Max Graham, Spacegirl, Micro, Dieselboy, Forest Green, DJ Keri, , DJ Sno White, Pleasurehead, R.A.W., Skylab 2000, Bam Bam, DJ Funk, CJ Bolland, Boombox, Donald Glaude, George Acosta, Dave London, D-Fuse, Woody McBride, Feelgood, Stacey Kidd, John Larner, Craze, Dylan, Evol Intent, Adam Freeland, Richard Vission, Prototype 909, Bassnectar, Jackal & Hyde, Tech Itch, Astral Projection, Vitamin D, and many more.
In the past she has partnered up with such well known promoters as Donnie Estopinal aka Disco of Disco Productions out of New Orleans and across the U.S. and Eric Lee aka DJ Liquid of San Francisco, and brought international talent to the Memphis area.
Behind the scenes she also has been a sound and lighting engineer as well as being a part of the roster of Journees Music and Remix Culture out of San Francisco, headed by DJ Liquid. Journees/Remix has been introducing the freshest clothing, music and events since 1991. On the Journees Music record label she released her first production entitled, “Creeper”, a moving, spooky, progressive house groover which has world wide distribution on I-Tunes.
Currently she resides on LFO Radio every Sunday with her 2 hour, continuous mix, online radio show, “Release”, spinning the latest underground gems of tech house, deep progressive house, tribal and spooky minimal techno. Her legendary sets have been listened to world wide. Mary Jane continues to hit the stage nearly every weekend like a well oiled machine, with passion, love and dedication. She will continue to spread her unique and infectious sounds across the states as well as producing top quality music for the massives.