Jarring Effects is a Lyon-based independent label (Rhone-Alpes, France). Well known for its talented bands (High Tone, Ez3kiel), recognized as the leading French electronic scene, JFX produces a wide range of music, from wild electronica, abstract hip-hop, post rock, as well as video and musical experimentations, with a will to dub and process everything we can as a guideline.
In the beginning, back in 1993, JFX was a non-profit organisation created by artists, musicians, scene performers, sound engineers, graphists, video producers, all linked by the will to develop artistic expression, on an innovative and out of boundaries way. From a cellar, used as production office, recording studio, rehearsal place sometimes all at the same time, JFX activists started various activities: Record production, label, booking, festival production (Riddim Collision, yearly in Lyon), underground "consulting", sound and multimedia studio.
Today the label has grown 90 references, the Riddim Collision reached its 10th edition, an European tour had been organized in summer 2005 (Lyon Calling Tour = High Tone + Le Peuple de l'Herbe + Mei Tei Sho) and the studio is getting bigger.
More and more digital arts got linked to music and visual creations are spreading out in our productions. At the same time, JFX keeps believing in vinyl for most of its productions, and explores new distribution networks through the independent labels federation cd1d.com. (Online store for Indies with 100 labels today)