Pengeparty Resident Dj
Jason Lorimer has had a unique Djing career spanning Seventeen exceptional years . It has spiralled around his talents as resident DJ and promoter of London’s legendary Penge party. Penge party began in the Ministry of sounds heyday years, as an after hours, after party taking place at Jason’s house. Within a short period of time it out grew houses and it moved into a monthly party-taking place in various venue in London.
In the next six year Penge party grew in size, now with varying size crowds dictated by venues from 1000 to 1800 glamorous party animals. Jason was hailed “one of the best up and coming dj’s in the country in 2002.This Pengeparty phenomenon was unique, in the fact that everyone has personal invitation and the parties were not advertised in press of by flyers.
The crowd were reputed to be one of the most glamorous in the country being compared on a level with Miss Moneypenny’s exclusive “Chuff Chuff “events. Now in London it is looked upon as the best party in town. Invitations are like gold dust. Catering for London’s most seasoned and in the know clubbers, to explain each party’s atmosphere as absolutely electric is an understatement.
With Ministry magazine rating it in the top ten nights in the world in 2000 and being runner up two years in a row at the Bacardi London club awards (although the unofficial story was it actually was the winner 2nd time round) it is safe to say once Jason is let loose on a set of decks he has enough experience to make a party rock.
His contacts has lead him to Dj all round the world the list of clubs below is just the tip of the iceberg. Internationally he has played all round the world including Italy in premiere clubs such as Movida, Mada and Glorys, During the winter he has played at Altitude at TaraTata and The Royals hang out the Farm Club in Verbier.
In 2003 he was the resident dj for Pengeparty and Miss Moneypenny’s London, with a regular Saturday night headline sets at Pacha London and Ministry of Sound. In 2004 he was one half of the team who created POSH a luxury series of parties held at stately homes, 5 star hotels and swanky museums. For last two years he has been a resident at PANGAEA, MAYFAIR hosting one of the west ends only funky house nights.
In the summer of 2004 it’s notoriety attracted attention from the owners of Pangaea, one of the worlds most luxury clubs, resulting in the formulation of “Penge@Pangaea” a weekly residency night which ran successfully for two years, for which Jason was the Resident dj. Pangaea was awarded London’s best club at the Bacardi Club and bar awards, in both 2004 AND 2005.
In 2006 Jason was forced, to focus his time on launching his own venture Below Zero and the ABSOLUT ICEBAR so took a step back from his hectic Djing career. This now infamous lounge bar venue BELOWZERO LONDON + ABSOLUT ICEBAR gained worldwide notoriety in it’s first 6 months of opening, appearing on worldwide news when it opened in October. In 2006 it won the Best New Bar award at the London Bar and Club awards.
Summers has afforded him time to escape London and he has been busy Djing over in Ibiza and had a season of Pengeparty in Puerto Banus in Spain. His summer bookings in Ibiza have included a main room set at the legendary,”Pacha” nightclub, El Divinos playing for Miss Moneypenny’s, plus other super clubs of the Island including Amnesia for “Gods Kitchen” and Pinup.
His musical style is primarily funky house with an upfront twist of electro and sprinkling of other styles depending on what the particular dance floor requires. His years of experience has allowed him the skills, to figure out what it will take to keep any club rammed and rocking! His ability to read a dance floor has always resulted in repeat bookings.
As far as London goes he has played all the big venues worth talking about and more recently most of the luxury West end clubs such as Café de Paris, No5 Cavendish and The Penthouse. Throughout his career he has held dj residencies with Carwash, a 6 month residency with Ministry of Sound under the Pengeparty banner, guest slots with Rulin, Ministy of sound Saturday night, Kinky Malinki, Smartie party and the legendary Chuff Chuff events.
Let him loose and allow him to rock your party, you won’t be disappointed! Having rocked the dancefloor at the country’s most revered party “Chuff Chuff” in December. January 2003 saw Jason teaming up with the Chuff Chuff boys to put together a series of ultra glam all inclusive parties in London. These parties launched at the end off January 2003 with a Belgravia mansion house event.
His most recent Dj slots have been in London’s luxury West End Clubs including No5 Cavendish Sq and The Penthouse and recently has been poached by Peter Stringfellow to help with the launch of his new venue “The Wardour”!. Jason has set 2007 as a year for him to focus back on his djing career now his bar has been launched successfully and is operationally sound.
Also in 2007 he has turned his talents to music production and is currently working with an X factor finalist, female singer to hopefully produce a number one hit!. In 2009 he spend 6 months in Miami as resident Dj for Miami's newest members club Raffles then return to London to pick up with Pengeparty.
Most recently holding regular Djing slots at London's coolest venues, Supper Club, DSTRKT and McQueen.
His most recent production work under the Rockstar Dj's banner partnered with Dj Marble has afforded them a number one spot in the UK hype chart with "Without You". If you ask him where to next? He'll reply the journey is just beginning!