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, co-owner of Miss Moneypennys, Chuff Chuff and Heroes of House Brands.
This pioneering spirit has seen him tour the world as well as hold down one of the longest residencies in Ibiza.
Jim has released 21 compilation albums his most recent, on itunes ‘Modern Balearic’. He has produced and remixed under a number of alias including Groove Allegiance and JSR his most recent production project Zoned Out his remixes have steered the likes of Beyone, Michael Buble, Lady Ga Ga, Solange Knowles and Yoko Ono to the Dancefloor, all receiving critical acclaim.
He has hosted a weekly radio show in the UK, Ibiza, Spain, US, Australia, New Zealand and Bulgaria. The show was compiled produced and presented by Jim allowing him to explore music that you may not hear on the dance floor combined with all the glitz and glamour you have come to expect from him.
Not satisfied with his past glories Jim is now in the process of developing a new club brand phenomena. This time his approach is from a label perspective creating the forward thinking Celestial Recordings. Since its inception in June 2010 it has released a single every week, released six compilations and has had tracks licensed to Hed Kandi and Roger Sanchez’s ‘Release Yourself’ summer compilations. International tours are in negotiation, are we about to witness a new concept in dance floor culture?
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.