SOURCE: KOCH Records

May 01, 2006 17:29 ET

BBC Radio One DJ Judge Jules to Release His Debut Artist Album "Proven Worldwide" on KOCH Records

Lead Single "So Special" Is Already Top 15 on the U.S. Dance Radio and Club Play Charts

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2006 -- On May 23, Judge Jules -- one of the most popular DJs on the planet and currently ranked in the top 10 DJ Magazine poll of The World's Most Popular DJs -- will release his much anticipated debut artist album "Proven Worldwide." Combined, with his recently released mix-CD "The Global Warm-Up," this is the first domestically released material from Judge Jules since his classic "Journeys By DJ" mix CD set was released on Moonshine in 1993.

Born in 1965 with the proper name Julius O'Riordan and educated at the London School of Economics where he studied law, Judge Jules took his stage name from his legal background. He began his music career as a DJ on early London pirate radio station KISS-FM before he joined global BBC Radio 1 in 1997, where he now has a regular Saturday night show called "The Weekend Warm-Up." "The Global Warm-Up" mix CD is titled after this radio show that also is simulcast on Sirius Satellite Radio in the states.

Judge Jules is responsible for launching many huge dance tunes and acts via his UK radio show, and is a pioneer for commercial contemporary dance music. He is crossing over into the North American territory as a producer issuing his debut solo artist album, "Proven Worldwide." His past productions have appeared under the name Hi-Gate where he scored a top 10 hit in the UK in 2000 with the song "Pitchin' (In Every Direction)." His first single off his solo album "So Special" is already Top 15 on the U.S. Dance Radio and Club Play Charts and looks to be a commercial crossover success for the summer of 2006.

Beyond his radio show, Judge Jules is best known for his legendary DJ residency on Ibiza, Spain called "Judgement Sundays." The night runs for the entire summer season, and as well as being the main resident DJ at this night, he also promotes it. Because of the work involved, Jules has a second home in Ibiza as well as owning the restaurant "Kasbah" on the island. Recently, due to his long-term knowledge of the island, CNN featured him in an interview about Ibiza on a travel digest of where to stay, what to do and when to go.

The full tracklisting for the 12-song original artist album set "Proven Worldwide" includes...

1. Alma Fe
2. Ordinary Day
3. So Special
4. Keeps On Slipping
5. Without Love
6. Puesta Del Sol
7. The Night You Kept Me Warm
8. Diversion
9. Keep Me Running
10. Requiem For Rascals
11. The Serpent
12. Rumble

STOP THE PRESSES: Keep an eye out for Judge Jules Features and CD Reviews in upcoming issues of Big Shot, Club Systems International, DJ Times, Remix and URB, among others!

For additional information on the Judge, tour dates, radio show streams and information on both albums please check out...

www.judgejules.net
www.kochrecords.com
www.sirius.com
www.bbc.co.uk/radio1

PRESS CONTACT:
Justin Kleinfeld, Rephlektor Ink - justin@rephlektorink.com
Gio Melchiorre, KOCH Records - gio@kochent.com
David Bosch, KOCH Records - david.bosch@kochent.com

PRODUCT MANAGER CONTACT:
Geoffrey "DJ Geoffe" Colon, KOCH Records - Geoffrey.colon@kochent.com

MANAGEMENT CONTACT:
Mark Davenport, Happy Mad Management - markdavenport@happymad.com

About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last five years (2001-2005). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit www.kochrecords.com.

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