San Francisco, CA
We'll start by saying that Jim Hopkins has written a staggering amount of songs. You can say he has perfected the art of song creation. In fact, to date, Jim has remixed/re-edited over 140 tracks. His involvement with the early San Francisco rave scene, beginning in 1991, enabled him to DJ at some of the ground breaking rave parties such as Toon Town, Osmosis and Unleash The Queen.
That same year Jim started Twitch Remix Service with two partners. In 1992, Jim additionally helped form ZoeMagik Records with three partners and continued working with that label until 1993 while still doing Twitch Remix Service on the side. He then took over operations of Twitch Remix Service and decided to turn it into Twitch Recordings; a record label that would focus on releasing the wealth of local San Francisco talent as well as his own recordings.
In 1995, Jim was contacted by a company called MixMan to do a track for one of their CDRom projects. He was starting to hang out with DJ Dan and mentioned the project to him. They decided to work on a track which turned out to be "Loose Caboose" by The Electroliners; a track that sold 10,000 copies in the U.S. and was later licensed to XL Recordings in the U.K. for overseas distribution. The track has become a staple in the underground dance scene, has been licensed for various DJ mix CDs, and is still being played by DJs around the world.
As a DJ, Jim has been spinning records for 20 years and has played various styles of music including Underground Disco, Top 40 Dance, New Wave, Synth Pop, Modern Rock, Hi-NRG, Breakbeat and every style of House music. He has currently traveled to 48 cities throughout the United States to play his fusion of energetic dance music and spends most of his free time in the studio working on remixes for other labels as well as his own creations.
Jim has now entered the VJ world and is now additionally creating trippy visuals for events & Bars, VJing for THE CRIB (An all music video dance party in San Francisco) as well as creating visual DVDs that are synced to his DJ mixes.