Origin: United States
Los Angeles-based producer Joey Khodanian, better known as JayKode, started his musical journey at age 7, when he began playing classical piano. By age 15, he had immersed himself with the guitar while experimenting heavily with metal and hardcore, demonstrating his commitment to developing a well-rounded knowledge of music composition. Building on this foundation, he started to explore both hip-hop and electronic productions soon after, and fused his knowledge of both traditional and experimental music genres. JayKode’s passion for strong compositions and melodies stems from his classical training, a rarity among today’s electronic music producers.
Armed with an eclectic repertoire of originals, remixes, and bootlegs, JayKode has cultivated a rapidly growing fan base in dance music. Pioneering the genre he calls “Classical Bass,” a tribute to his musical roots, he effortlessly blends melody-driven compositions with aggressive basslines and production techniques to push the tonal boundaries of electronic music. Now with characteristic sounds rooted in future bass, trap, and hip-hop, JayKode readily brings a unique set to every stage, spinning a wide variety of genres, from bass music to electro-house, twerk, moombahton, and even oldies, ensuring no two JayKode sets tell the same story.
JayKode’s originals and remixes are consistently supported by A-Trak, Borgore, Diplo, DJ Snake, Jack U, RL Grime, The Chainsmokers, and many more – but his most significant exposure came from Skrillex, who featured his remix of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” during his iconic set at Coachella 2014.
Since then, he has released tracks on Ultra Records, Big Beat Records, Lowly Palace, Atlantic Records, Circus Records, Fool’s Gold Records, Buygore Records, and Elysian Records. He’s also seen his remix of Galantis’ “Runaway (U&I)” soar up Hype Machine, claiming the #1 spot on the overall charts. Some of his most recent successes comes from his collaboration with Party Thieves on “Origin,” which debuted at the top of the Beatport charts, his remix of “Closer” by the Chainsmokers and Halsey and his official remix of “Cut Me Out” by Flux Pavilion.