Jayemkayem

The Writeup

Josephine Cruz aka Jayemkayem is a DJ and creative consultant currently based in Toronto. Since relocating from Calgary in 2015 she has made a name for herself around the city as a versatile and skilled selector who can play everything from the latest hip-hop hits to throwback R&B to progressive club and dance music. She has performed in cities all over the globe—from New York to London to Jakarta—and along the way she has shared the decks with such names as Venus X, Virgil Abloh, Stretch Armstrong, Boi-1da and more, as well as opened for such artists including Skepta and Playboi Carti. In addition to DJing, Jayem runs independent record label Bare Selection alongside her partner Freeza Chin, and is the founder of community radio station and music discovery platform ISO.
Her festival appearances include Piknic Electronik, Wayhome and NXNE. Corporate DJ clients include Red Bull, TIFF, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike, Jordan, adidas, Sephora, Lululemon, Urban Decay, L’Oreal, Google, Spotify and Vice, among others.

The Music

The Shows

The Press

Female Turntablists Represent on DJcityTV’s ‘Cutting Room’

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Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s duo Silk City has released three tracks since it debuted in May. Now, the duo returns with arguably their strongest single…

The Best Electronic Music of 2018

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We asked some random people about the last album they listened to all the way through, and where the 'long-player' format even fits into their…

DJ Booth: A-Trak on the Future of DJing

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We asked some random people about the last album they listened to all the way through, and where the 'long-player' format even fits into their…

Best Hip-Hop Debuts of 2018 (Staff Picks)

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Remember all the fuss when your favourite artist released a new album back in the olden days? Before everyone had that one Spotify Premium shared…