Jason Forté is quickly become synonymous with electrifying live performances and melodic, uplifting house vibes.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Jason’s musical talents and captivating high-energy sets have led him to performances all over the globe in places as varied as Bogotá, Colombia, Mykonos and Jakarta. Hand-picked to warm up for Avicii on his ‘True’ tour in Colombia in February 2013, Jason has recently some of dance music’s biggest names such as Bingo Players, Martin Solveig, John Dahlbäck, and Arno Cost. A local favourite, he has also been a part of the Australia’s largest festival, playing at Stereosonic for the past two years.
His first single, ‘Together’, was released in July 2013 was instantly hailed a summer classic, smashing the Beatport charts and collecting consistent radio play on BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM among others, and garnering support by Tiësto, Thomas Gold, David Guetta, Arty, Deniz Koyu, Dada Life, R3hab, Showtek, W&W, Audien, Fedde Le Grand and many more. Following that, his groove bootleg of house classic ‘How Soon Is Now’ received spins from Martin Garrix, Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, AN21, Sebjak and Borgeous among others.
2014 saw Jason launch Eclypse Radio, a monthly podcast with frequent collaborators Feenixpawl, to critical acclaim. This was followed up in 2015 by the launch of his own tastemaker label Eclypse Records in conjunction with well-established label Wind Up Records. Eclypse is a already carving out an outstanding reputation for its impressive house and progressive house cuts.
Next came the hit single ‘Blue Sky’, a track still receiving extensive worldwide radio play on more than 50 FM stations (#17 on US radio (Mediabase) and #10 on SiriusXM) and one that hit the top of Hype Machine — not to mention clocking up more than 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Continuing to explore the world of uplifting chords and melodies for the world's biggest labels, Jason followed this up with 'Light The Fire’, released on Hardwell's label Revealed Recordings, and championed by Hardwell himself and Tiësto.
In January 2016, Jason’s remix of Sydney producers Social Hooliganz hit #1 on the Australia ARIA Club Charts for two weeks, proving that this continued success is no fluke. There is so much more on the horizon for 2016 as well: his upcoming singles have already become mainstays in recents sets of Alesso, Dirty South, Otto Knows, Martin Garrix, Sebastian Ingrosso, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, Tiësto, Kryder and Tom Staar to name just a few. The launch of Eclypse Events beckons too, the first shows scheduled for March 2016 in Colombia. One thing is for sure — it’s only the beginning. Big things are still to come for Jason Forté.