Justin James Warnock, commonly known by his stage name Justin James (born May 7, 1975), is a Canadian electronic musician, DJ, educator and label owner. He has become an influential part of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan’s Techno scenes. He is best known for his work with Richie Hawtin’s “Minus” records and Dubfire’s “Sci+Tec” record label, as well for his DJing techno sets making use of laptop computers and digital mixing equipment. In May 2014, James founded his own record label, refused.
James was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and at the age of two moved to Amherstburg, Ontario, a suburb of across the river from Detroit, the birthplace of techno. His father, James, worked as a manager at Chrysler and his mother, Marie-Claire, worked in various financial institutions. He has one sister, Nicole, who is a teacher. Love of music was introduced at early age in the household. James attended St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School in LaSalle. Upon graduation he studied Communications Studies at the University of Windsor, focusing on film, video, photography and sound production. After earning his degree, James continued his education through teachers college earning his Bachelors of Education from the University of Windsor.
In 2011, his track 'Suck My Soul' was featured in the compilation 'New Horizons' by Richie Hawtin along with several Minus's newcomers. In 2012, the track 'City Club' appears on the CD Mix 'A Transmission' by Dubfire, In 2013, Justin released 'Shallow Dreamer' (Sci+Tec), 'Exchange' (Minus), alongside Jorge Ciccioli and NSound. On May 23, his track 'Song So True' was featured on the MINMAX compilation, consolidating James as an internationally recognized artist.
On July 25, 2015, he performed at Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium). On October 31 of the same year, he performed at San Bernardino, California for ENTER. LA Escape: All Hallow's Eve. On 2016, he made his debut in The BPM Festival, at The Octopus Recordings Showcase.
|Not The Curator||refused.||2014|
|Jack EP||Fer BR||Trapez||2016|
|Prayer EP||Carlo Ruetz||Moonplay Records||2016|
|Anthracite Album Remixes||Sian||Octopus Recordings||2015|
|Meteorite EP||Julian Jeweil||Form||2015|
|Deep Something||Dantiez Saunderson||refused.||2015|
|Chemtrails EP||Stone Owl||Trapez||2013|
|Letting Go EP||Hilary Warner||Nightlight Records||2012|
|accepted., Vol. 1||refused.||2014|
|Dubfire - A Transmission||SCI+TEC||2012|
|We Get Deeper - Deep & Tech Collection Vol. 6||Recovery Tech||2012|
|Colors - Deep & Tech Session 10||Recovery Tech||2012|
|Hot N Wet Sampler, Vol. 1||Hot N Wet Music||2012|
|University Of Electronic Music||Recovery Tech||2012|
|120 Hz - Techno Selection Vol. 1||Recovery Tech||2012|