J.Viewz is the electronica project of the Brooklyn-based Israeli Producer & Remixer Jonathan Dagan. Jonathan often collaborates with various musicians & vocalists under this alias.
Based in Brooklyn, J.Viewz is a multi-genre, multi-media music project with revolving band members. Electronic-music producer Jonathan Dagan (from Tel Aviv, Israel) first formed the group in 2002, and has since produced two albums under J.Viewz: Muse Breaks (2005) and The Besides EP (2008). The project’s first single “Your Country” off Muse Breaks entered several music charts abroad (including DJ Mag's hype chart, the Ministry of Sound's radio chart and the DMC UPDATE Chart) and hit several international radio stations, including Kiss 100 FM, Ministry of Sound radio, and Radio One.
The current J.Viewz single is off The Besides EP and is a surprising jazz cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”. The single was included on the playlists for U105 (Ireland) and KISS FM (UK) and was an A-List song on Jazz FM (UK). It also earned a coveted spot on the recent cover compilation by the Tru Thoughts label (Tru Thoughts Covers). Impose Magazine calls the J.Viewz cover “the show stopper of the bunch,” and says “this cathartic version is as original and memorable as the performer who left us far too soon.”
J.Viewz Live (the “live” division of the project) currently includes the following five musicians: Jonathan Dagan, production/computers/turntables Noa Lembersky, vocals Urijah, vocals & guitar Eran Asias, drums Daniel Koren, keys
In April 2006 that same single won 3rd place in the International Song Writing Competition under the Dance/Electronica category. According to the New-York Times ISC is “THE songwriting competition to take note of”.
Impose Magazine calls the J.Viewz cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal: “the show stopper of the bunch,” and says “this cathartic version is as original and memorable as the performer who left us far too soon.”