DJ Jamie Lewis (born Cem Berter) first appeared on the Swiss club scene in 1985, spinning classic disco and funk before getting wrapped up in the late-'80s birth of house, becoming one of the European scene's major players.
In 1987 he opened his own record shop (Dee Jay Service in Winterhur, Switzerland), which became a mainstay of the Swiss DJ scene. Already a major player in shaping house music's future via his club presence, Lewis stepped in to the recording world in 1992, releasing his debut with the Italian UMM label, his sophomore release emerging two years later on the Canadian Definitive Records. Thanks to the success of his first two albums, Lewis established his own Purple Music label in 1997, collaborating with influential artists like Bob Sinclair
, DJ Pippi
, Brian Tappert
, and Andrea Love
, to a name a few. In support of the new label, that same year Lewis and friends began a residency called Purple Music Nights at the Zurich nightspot Kaufleuten. Since then, Lewis has maintained a consistent presence in the world's most important clubs, spinning for packed houses from New York to L.A., Ibiza to Athens, Dubai to London and more. Productions like "The Light" and "Be Thankful" with Michelle Weeks
and remixes like Cerrone
's "It's Over" have become some of house music's most played titles. Featured on over 22 compilations and including dozens of original works, Jamie Lewis' music has been released by such important labels as the U.K.-based Defected and multinational Universal. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi