"It's a fantastic album, high quality production"
(Bruno Leprete – Café Del Mar)
"It's a very solid and musical body of work, excellent sounds and production."
(Tal Herzberg – Grammy Winning Producer. David Bowie/Phil Collins/Black Eyed Peas/Missy Elliot/Sting)
"Wow. This record blew me away. I love it. It actually took me a few plays to get past Your Country. I kept having to hit the repeat button over and over! I LOVE that song, along with the rest of the record!"
(Zak Morgan – 2004 Grammy Nominee)
"I really like the CD. Everything about it is impressive, from the production to the performances."
(Bob Duskis – Six Degrees)
"This album is full of magical moments, each of the 11 songs holds a surprise as Dagan doesn't settle for creating an atmospheric album, he provides solid foundations for his musical textures to rely on. If you were disappointed by the last Moby album, if the new Daft- Punk sounds messy to you, give J.Viewz a chance, in the current format it is simply better"
"This oddball electronic ditty is one of the best things I've heard this month…"
(On "your country", IDJ Magazine, UK)
“A delicious and delicate tune. I like it. I will be playing on the radio”
(On "your country", Nico de Ceglia, Ministry of Sound radio, UK)
The J.Viewz project was established by Jonathan Dagan mid 2002. Whilst working with the band Violet Vision (see below) on their 2nd album, Jonathan used his spare time to record a solo project. Taking many diverse musicians into the studio, The J.Viewz project started to metamorphosize into ‘freestyle chill’ – blending elements of soft breakbeat, trip-hop, 2 step, jazz and more, all in a mellow groove.
The first J.Viewz track was released on the “Chillout sessions 2” compilation by Blanco y Negro Music of Spain (alongside Sinead O’Connor, Sneaker Pimps, Mike Oldfield, Paul Oakenfold, Massive Attack, and more) This feature has proven to be a great kick-start, given that later that year J.Viewz received many licensing requests from labels based in Germany, UK, Greece, Sweden, Holland, India, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, Russia, USA and more. Some compilations also featured acts like Moloko, Air, Erykah Badu, Mylo and Jill Scott, just to name a few…
In April 2005 the debut album of J.Viewz titled "Muse Breaks" has been released worldwide by Deeplay Music. Just before its release, the famous Trance duo "Infected Mushroom" has made the perfect teaser for this album: a remix of "Muse Breaks" was released in their album "I'm the Supervisor". This album sold close to 90,000 copies and made the remix a huge dancefloor hit.
The First single of J.Viewz called "Your Country" has entered numerous charts, including DJ Mag's hype chart, Ministry of Sound's radio chart and DMC UPDATE Chart. The single received excellent reviews in the press, and was played by international radio stations like Kiss100FM, Ministry of Sound radio, Radio 1, etc’…
In April 2006 that same single won 3rd place in the International Song Writing Competition under the Dance/Electronica category. According to the New-York Times ISC is “THE songwriting competition to take note of”.
In November 2005 J.Viewz was chosen to produce an official remix to Nina Simone.
Jonathan chose to remix “See line Woman” and the result got signed for the jazz remixes series “Rewound & Reworked”.
These days the second J.Viewz album is in the making, not much can be revealed at this stage other then this album will feature some interesting guests (Big-bands, orchestras) including the Three-time Grammy award winning master drummer Glen Velez, and will be well worth the wait!
Glen will also participate in a new EP which will be released soon, this EP also includes a new edit of the Nina Simone remix, and a couple of live show recordings.
The Live act performs with the following line-up:
Noa Lembersky - Vocals
David Adda - Piano & Keyboards
Danni Makov - Drums & Percussions
Urijah - Trumpet, Guitars, Vocals
Jonathan Dagan - Programming, turntables, guitars
The captivating experience of J.Viewz Live features new interpretations of their tunes with a unique combination of live instruments, Vocals, electronic drumbeats, live drums and Turntables.
“J.Viewz Live is full of raw energy reaching out towards a pulsating audience”
(Platform Magazine, India, Jan. 07)
Jonathan, 25, started his musical career with his band Violet Vision. Their debut release was the album “First Sign of Communication”, which drew rave reviews from the press and saw them invited to perform live in many festivals and clubs around the world.
Violet Vision have also had their tracks released on various compilations and singles,
including their successful single “Your Voice”, which was supported by DJ’s like Anthony
Papa, Cass, Sander Kleinenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, Moshic and many others with
Other than working with J.Viewz, Jonathan works as an independent producer and composes music for the BBC, National Geographic, Fox Kids and Discovery channels.
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