Signed early on to TVT records with Chicago downtempo/trip-hop group The Baldwin Brothers, he soon found himself deeper in the city’s music scene, contributing his distinctive bass and guitar work to many records by House luminary Roy Davis Jr., including several #1 Billboard Dance remixes. Jimmy’s live performance highlights have included South by Southwest, Winter Music Conference, Sun City Music Festival’s Beatport stage, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and legendary Tokyo club Yellow.
Beyond the world of dance and electronic, collaborations of note include indie acts bETTER eVERYTHING (featured on Bravo’s Imposters) and blogosphere darling Girl As Wave. In 2016, Deer once again channeled downtempo vibes, releasing the first of his chillout series, Peace Beats (Peace Beats, Vol. 1: Union). A clearly multifaceted artist, Deer knew it was time to return to his longtime passion–deep dance music.
Enter Jimmy Right Now. Under his new moniker and on his new imprint, Subcutaneous Records, Deer presents two distinct solo dance EPs released late 2018, and asserts himself as a vocalist, producer and DJ in his own right.