LOCO & JAM are a techno duo from Northern Ireland consisting of Lloyd Reid and James Peoples. Formed in 2007, they have been gaining strength and momentum with a production list on major labels such as 1605, MB Elektronics, Rekluse, Hedgehog… Their production gets massive support from some of the biggest DJs in the world including Dubfire, Marco Bailey, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Len Faki, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Groove Armada, Misstress Barbara, Slam, Anderson Noise, Christian Smith, Joey Beltram, Deepgroove and more.
In 2009, their remix of Henry Von – Propaganda was featured on Carl Cox‘s Space Ibiza Cd compilation and was also featured as his Global Warmer track of the week on his Global Radio Show, which has over 10 million listeners worldwide… 2010 is set to explode for Loco & Jam as they not only have an upcoming EP on the Marco Bailey MB Elektronics label, but also remixes ready to be released for some of techno’s biggest stars including UMEK, MARCO BAILEY, TOM HADES, ERPHUN, LUCCA and many others. .. Most recently, LOCO & JAM signed with PRESS & PLAY Artist Management & Booking Agency along with Erphun. Matthew Hoag and Miniminds.
Tell us about how the year 2022 started for you? We know the Irish know how to party hard… how did you spend your Christmas holidays?
Actually, we had a very quiet Christmas at home with our families. We Originally had a Mexico Tour but the promoter moved it to a different date so 2022 started very quiet which give us some time to catch up in the studio.
What was the previous year like for you?
2021 was very slow. We had our first Tour in 18 months back in October and we done 6 shows in India over 2 weeks and a few extra shows in Northern Ireland however before that everything was shut down due to Covid.
We congratulate you on the release of your new EP titled “Back To The Warehouse” on the Arcane label on January 14. What is the concept behind “Back To The Warehouse”, how is it different from your previous releases?
Thanks! The concept is really in the title of the track. We wanted to make a big warehouse style track that had a little old school but modern vibe with the big lead saw Synth. It’s been getting a lot of major support from the likes of Joseph Capriati, Monika Kruse, Rebuke etc.
You collaborate with labels all over the world, why did you choose Arcane for this release?
Arcane belongs to rising star Eli Brown… He is really blown up all over the world now and I really liked what he was doing with the label so we decided it might be a good fit for us moving forward.
Your music makes people dance all over the world, what do you think your success is exactly?
I think our success is being able to travel the world and being able to make people dance with our music. We are very grateful that people like our music enough to fly us to different countries to hear us play.
As we know you have a US tour planned for March. Share with us the details and what you have in store for your fans?
Yes, we fly out to the USA 10th March. As of now we have confirmed shows in Dallas, El Paso, Las Vegas, New York and Denver and we are hopefully going to add another 2 shows in there.
They say that the American audience is different from the European one. Do you think it’s true? What are the differences in your opinion?
Yes, the American audience has its own unique vibe that’s hard to put into words but it’s a great vibe and we absolutely love touring the states.
What are your plans for the coming year 2022?
2022 we have some more great releases in the Pipeline including an EP Octopus Recordings, a single on New York based Nervous Records and of course we will be touring as much as we can. As well as our USA tour we already have shown in the pipeline in Austria, Germany, Northern Ireland and an Australia tour in the summer to name but a few. Hopefully when all the restrictions are lifted again our diary will fill up some more.