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Blake Jarrell

Blake Jarrell is an American progressive trance DJ and producer.  His style occupies the more melodic end of the progressive spectrum.  Jarrell is signed to Armin van Buuren’s Armada music group, has been resident at Amnesia in Ibiza and hosts the monthly radio show ‘Communicate’.

Blake Jarrell  scales of success
Blake Jarrell timeline
(Electronic Elements 2009)
'Concentrate 2009'
(Armada Music 2009)
ASOT 500,

Early Years: 2004 to present

Blake Jarrell started out producing and DJ-ing in his native New Orleans.  Influenced by seeing sets by the progressive DJs such as Sasha and Sander Kleinenberg, his early releases were progressive break-beat tracks, including his debut release ‘Apricot’ (3 Beat Breaks 2004) with former production partner Starkid.  His first two solo releases the following year were also progressive breaks tracks: ‘Okoboji’ (Proton Music 2005) and ‘Destin Beach’ (Release Grooves 2005).

Following the devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 Jarrell moved to Chicago, a move which saw Jarrell evolve his sound from progressive breaks to progressive trance.  By 2006 his releases were beginning to get support from big name DJs and he was cited as one to watch for in 2007 by Armin Van Buuren , Gabriel & Dresden and in DJ Magazine's Top 100 Poll.
Following a chance meeting with van Buuren, the Dutch trance legend listened to some of Jarrell’s demos and subsequently signed him to Armada music group.  The relationship has proved invaluable for Jarrell, including world tour appearances and a residency at Amnesia in Ibiza in 2007 and 2008.

Jarrell’s biggest success to date came in 2009 with the epic progressive trance track ‘Boracay’ (Electronic Elements 2009).  ‘Boracay’ combines a minimal techy intro and outro with a huge melodic breakdown that gently floats around until the syncopated techy rhythm kicks in again.  Like most of his releases ‘Boracay’ is named after an exotic location that Jarrell has visited on his extensive global touring which has to date taken in more than 100 cities.

Also in 2009 Jarrell released the mix compilation ‘Concentrate 2009’ (Armada Music 2009) which, as Sasha did with ‘Involver’, Jarrell reworked all of the tracks that appeared on the album.

Jarrell has also earned a reputation for bootleg remixes which he peppers his sets with, including Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars', Pink Floyd’s 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Dood I Just Wanna Dance'.

Jarrell hosts the monthly radio show ‘Concentrate’.

Blake Jarrell is an emerging production talent who, in a similar manner to Arnej shuns the mainstream big anthem trance scene in favour of the more melodic and progressive end of trance.  Since signing to Armada Music his career has begun to get established, driven by his hard gigging and sophisticated production style.

Blake Jarrell fled his native New Orleans following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and resettled in Chicago.