J-Lektro (Jamian Gayden), born in 1994 in Chicago, the birthplace of house music and many other genres, has been producing his own tracks since the age of 12. Possessing extensive knowledge of computer software such as Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and Reason, the world of electronic music was the perfect arena for this talented teen. It took a visit from a friend and a mentor Joe Smooth, a Chicago house music legend, to ignite the musical fire inside of him and properly introduce him to the house music scene. It didn't take long for J, 12 years old at the time, to get the party started.
Throughout high school and beyond, J performed as a DJ at venues all around Chicago and has had his music pressed to vinyl. J's track "Robotic Warriors" was featured on Pete Tong's Bedroom Bedlam segment in 2007 on a UK radio station when he was only 14 years old. J also attended one of Chicago's most prestigious high schools, Jones College Prep, where he bumped shoulders with the likes of Chance The Rapper. He also graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Film/Audio Production and a minor in Music Business. J has always been surrounded and influenced by musical people in his family including his mother, a former singer and "house-head" who personally experienced the birth of house music. J's musical roots also include his grandfather Willie Mabon, a Blues singer, songwriter, and pianist, who had two number one hits on the Billboard R&B chart: "I Don't Know" in 1952 and "I'm Mad" in 1953, on the well-known blues label Chess Records in Chicago.
To date, J has worked with a variety of artists such as Roy Davis Jr., Robert Owens, Joe Smooth and many others. J feels incredibly grateful and humble that he has come this far and standing on the shoulders of these great legends, he continues to strive to make it to the top while making people dance to the groove.