Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan

Location: Birmingham

Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan a DJ back in demand bringing his Miss Moneypenny’s sound to the likes of Clockwork Orange, Time Flies, Our House.

Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan, is one of club lands most establishment figures, an innovator, a visionary and ambassador for dance music. An internationally respected DJ, a talented remixer, producer and radio show presenter.

A true pioneer of dance music, since the 1980s.

He one of the creators of Miss Moneypennys and Chuff Chuff internationally acknowledge legendary legacy clubbing brands, as well as sharing his expertise for music, events and fashion brand start-ups. This pioneering spirit has seen him tour the world as well as hold down one of the longest residencies in Ibiza, Miss Moneypenny’s legendary residency from 1995 to 2010 in Pacha and El Divino..

Jim has released, compiled, licensed, conceptualised and featured on 21 compilation albums his most recent, the highly acclaimed Miss Moneypennys 25th Anniversary release. He has produced and remixed under a number of alias including Groove Allegiance and JSR. His most recent production project Zoned Out whose remixes have steered the likes of Beyone, Michael Buble, Lady Ga Ga, Solange Knowles and Yoko Ono on to the Dancefloor, all receiving critical acclaim.

Jim has also been one of the driving forces behind Celestial Recordings since its inception in June 2010 regularly releasing underground music and is in the process of creating a new label Outer Circle Sounds. His understanding of the music business spans 25 years through his Miss Moneypenny’s Music Label, which was responsible for taking Tom Novy ‘Your Body’ to the top ten in 2006 with another equally huge record Kroose Featuring Klaudia Keziah’s ‘Sun Gonna Shine gaining momentum on the Ibiza dance floors and festivals as well as a project involving one of the Little Mix members.

As a DJ Jim Shaft Ryan will always engage with the Dancefloor through his passion for House music’s uplifting positive dance floor message either in the form of modern or classic house music.  Jim is happy to deliver his inspirational sound in digital or vinyl formats.

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