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After 25 successful years in the music business, the Swiss born Cem Berter aka Jamie Lewis, is recognized worldwide as one of the pioneers of house music and one of the scenes premier house music DJs.

1985 he first appeared on the Swiss club scene spinning classic disco and funk before getting wrapped up in the late-80s birth of house music, becoming one of the European scene’s major players. 1987 he opened his own record shop Dee Jay Service in his city Winterthur, that became a mainstay of the Swiss & international DJ scene for 17 years. Already a major player in shaping house music’s future via his club presence, Jamie stepped in to the recording world in 1992, releasing his debut with the Italian UMM record.

Thanks to the success of his first records, he established his own label Purple Music in 1997, collaborating with influential artists of the disco, pop, and house music world scene like Cerrone, Bob Sinclair, John Acquaviva, Etienne de Crecy and the best voices of the house music scene(Jocelyn Brown, Michelle Weeks, Michael Watford,Kim Cooper,Lisa Millett,Cynthia Manley)

Since 2011 he start a collaboration with SUPERSTAR ICON PRINCE! Remixing 3 of his songs „Dance 4 me“,“2 NIte“(Bria Valente),“Rock and Roll Love Affair“ and releasing them  as well as the song» Screwdriver“ on his Label PURPLE MUSIC. He had the big honour to mixdown at the legendary „Paisley Park Studio »the new forthcoming Album PRINCE&3RDEYE GIRL „Plectrumelectrum“ (Warner Music). Jamie’s music has been released also by such important labels as the Defected, Ministry of Sound, Subliminal, Yellow, Malligator, Peppermint Jam, Clubstar, Universal and Warner.

In 1997 Jamie began a residency called Purple Music Nights at Zurich’s nightspot Kaufleuten and in 2000 at Atlantis Club in Basel. Today he plays in the best house clubs of Switerland manteining the Basel residency at Bar Rouge.

Since over a decade  Jamie Lewis  maintained a consistent presence in the world’s most important clubs, spinning for the legendaries Pacha (Ibiza, Madrid, Mallorca, London) ,El Divino (Ibiza – with summer 09 residency), Privilege (Ibiza), Nikki Beach and Shore Club (Miami), Cielo (New York), Dragon-I (Hong Kong), Hit and Vogue (Oporto), Queen and Mandalaray (Paris), Ministry Of Sound (London), Cavo Paradiso (Mykonos), Venue (Athens), Guru(Georgia), Barasti Beach(Dubai), Deep club(Geneva) and worldwide in the best spots of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Germany, Emirates, Estonia, Italy, Luxemburg, Holland Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Ukraine, USA.

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Different Grooves On Air #169 – Jamie Lewis by Different Grooves On Air on Mixcloud

 

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