He’s one DJ that has been there, done it, and done it all again. For almost three decades Judge Jules has led the way in the world of dance music. Since kicking off his career behind the decks in 1987, Judge Jules has ticked every box, as a DJ, producer, promoter, A&R, radio presenter, taste-maker and, more recently, a music specialist lawyer.
Widley recognised for influencing an entire generation with residencies on both Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1, to this day the Judge continues to be on the playlists of millions with his weekly radio show The Global Warm Up, which notches up 750,000 downloads every week via his podcast and is broadcast on over 80 stations around the world.
As a pioneer of the club scene, his passion and persona behind the decks coupled with crowd connection and unrivalled track selection has earned Judge Jules a hardcore fanbase and unforgettable sets week-in week-out at the world’s most iconic clubs and festivals, including the UK’s Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering and Creamfields, as well as in countless overseas countries.
Earning his place amongst DJ legends, Judge Jules has received accolades such as #1 DJ (Mixmag), Best International DJ (Dancestar Awards), Best Radio DJ (Smirnoff’s Dancestars), and has consistently featured in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, peaking at #3 in the world, alongside the industry’s greatest.
Jules’ presence and reputation in Ibiza is strong. His famous brand, Judgement, is the longest standing DJ residency in Ibiza history.
With his early ambitions (and a law degree) earning him the name Judge Jules, the legal world has been something of a backbone throughout his career. Having taken professional qualifications whilst on tour, during part of the week, in addition to his DJ travels, Jules is a full-time specialist music lawyer with Sound Advice in London’s Tileyard Studios, advising labels, DJs and artists. Jules has also lent his legal expertise to a regular ‘Industry Insiders’ column in Mixmag, offering advice to up and coming DJs and artists.
Phases come and go, genres are born and laid to rest in the blink of an eye, but one thing is for certain… The Judge won’t budge.