Kaz James is a new-wave enfant terrible; a dancefloor rebel who helped define a generation with the certified international anthem I Like The Way You Move. As one half of the Bodyrockers duo, Kaz James released a record designed for the sneering and stylish youth of today, with an addictive slice of dance/rock fusion that continues, nearly three years later, to be recognized as a guaranteed floor-filler and soundtrack for modern-day youth culture. It would’ve therefore been easy for Part 2 of the Bodyrockers story to automatically continue with a follow up record brimming with identikit-hits and commercial projections that would easily follow the lead of the previous success… but for 25-year old Australian musician Kaz James, the easy way isn’t the best way forward.
We actually did put together a second album as Bodyrockers, but we just didn’t get around to releasing it. I think, as a duo, we had our time together, but then it was time to move on. To be honest, with that record we were just making music that I thought I could play in clubs when I was DJing I never imagined it going on to have the success we had with it. Once I tasted that success, I knew I had to dig even deeper and come up with music that blurred the lines even further between genres.
Kaz James is a charismatic and edgy talent; a performer, producer, songwriter and DJ whose charm, good looks and infectious personality have earned him international fans, and a reputation as one of the hottest new talents to emerge in recent years. In the process he’s also earned the kind of British tabloid press attention that’s set aside for hot young trend-making international celebrities, of which he modestly plays down and does his best to avoid wherever possible. The idea of being a pin-up isn’t what drives Kaz James, instead his desire to be a creative musical force is his only focus of attention. When that kind of thing first started I really didn’t know what the hell was going on! It was quite frightening at the start, and I had to learn how to deal with it quite quickly. After a while I just stopped going out because I didn’t like the attention I was getting. I didn’t want people to start looking at me or my music differently because of the tabloid attention. Its not about the sales, the parties, or the celebrities for me the ultimate high for me is making music that helps to enhance an audiences state of mind.
Kaz James is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.