Jaia is the progressive house / trance / ambient project of the French producer Yannis Kamarinos. In 1995 he formed Jaia with Jean-Michel Blanchet and they released their first tracks on Fairway Records. First Jaia album "Blue Energy" (Cross/East West/Nova Tekk), was released in 1998 and re-released in 2000 as a double CD with a 6 tracks bonus CD under the name of "Blue Energy/Blue Synergy" (Dakini/Yellow Feather). Jaia released several 12 inches too , as well as numerous tracks on various labels compilations, such as Island, Iboga, Wagram, Milan, Flying Rhino, Tribal Vision and many others.
Since 2000 Yannis is working alone under Jaia name. He released in 2005 the album "Fiction" on Digital Structures, which fuse psychedelic sounds with fat atmospheric progressive trance and house. In 2009 his 3rd album "Re:Works" came out on Tribal Vision, containing brand new remixes of Jaia's biggest hits by such outstanding and diverse remixers as Martin Roth or Vibrasphere. Featured is also an exclusive cover version of famous The Milky Way song by French trance producer Aurora Borealis.
Yannis has collaborated with other producers-DJ's such as Dado (aka Deedrah, Synthetic,...), Wizzy Noise, or Silicon Sound. He has remixed famous artists like the French singer Mylene Farmer - including her singles "C'est Une Belle Journée" and "Pardonne-Moi" (Polydor/Universal) - with Blue Planet Corporation together, the Moroccan singer Tyoussi (Fairway/SonyMusic), Vibrasphere, or the French pop band Jpex (Wagram). Jaia has also been remixed by Total Eclipse, Minilogue or Jimmy Van M for example... Yannis is evolving in side projects too, like Even 11 with Silicon Sound, Altitudes with Blue Planet Corporation and Silicon Sound , or Kama & Mac Gregor. He is also part of the electro and house oriented label Pumpz Recordings.
He is working as well with Extreme Music a company making sound libraries for cinema and TV, and by the way his music is often played on TV in adverts and documentaries, in video games, and movies. He is also currently working on short-movies soundtracks.
Since 1997 Yannis has been performing live in Europe, Japan, Israel, Russia, India, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and in the USA. Jaia has actually played at several big gatherings like Return To the Source in London, the Boom Festival in Portugual, Solstice in Japan, the Gaian Mind Festival in the USA, the Samothraki Dance Festival in Greece, Universo Paralello in Brazil, Soncia Festival in Italy, Shambhala Music Festival in Canada, or the VooV Experience in Germany.