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Jaakko Salovaara
Born1975 (age 43–44)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Labels16 Inch Records

Jaakko Salovaara (born 1975), better known by his stage name JS16, is a Finnish musician, DJ and record producer. He is best known for his work with Finnish hip hop group Bomfunk MC's, producing their most successful song "Freestyler", and for his work with Finnish DJ and producer Darude, as well as other solo productions and remixes. He released his debut studio album, Stomping System in 1998. Presently, he is part of the DJ duo Dallas Superstars with Heikki L, and owns the dance music record label 16 Inch Records.[1]


His first release was the 1991 single "Hypnosynthesis", at the age of 16 (hence the number 16 in his artist name).[2] With the release of the club/dance music album Stomping System in 1998 and hits like "Stomp to My Beat" and "Love Supreme", he gained the Finnish audience's attention. Furthermore, the single "Stomping System" also reached #6 on the UK Club Chart.[3]

JS16 has also gained fame by being the producer of Finnish electro-hop group Bomfunk MC's, with three albums and the European hit "Freestyler" (2000). He has also produced international club anthems like "Sandstorm" and "Feel the Beat" with Finnish DJ Darude.

In 2002, he produced the JS16 Remix and the JS16 Dub of Britney Spears' hit single "Overprotected". His remix was also included on the soundtrack of Spears' 2002 film Crossroads.[4]

Currently, JS16 is producing for the Finnish group Mighty 44. Additionally, he is a member of the group Dallas Superstars, alongside his countryman Bostik (aka Heikki Liimatainen). Their debut album was 2003's Flash, with hits like "I Feel Love" (reached #1 on Finnish and Swedish dance charts) and "Fast Driving", #4 on the UK Club Chart in the summer of 2004.

JS16 is also featured on Konami's Dance Dance Revolution/Dancing Stage series. "Stomp to My Beat" originally appeared on the arcade version 2ndMix and lasted until 5thMix; it also appeared on the North American arcade version Dance Dance Revolution USA. It was revived in Dance Dance Revolution X3 for the 2ndMix mode. "Stomp to My Beat" was also featured on the PlayStation version of 2ndMix and the North American PlayStation 2 version DDRMAX. It was also on the arcade version of Dancing Stage EuroMix as one of the four bonus tracks which were not available on the home version.



Studio albums
  • Stomping System (1998)
Mix albums
  • InTheMix (2000)
  • Trancemania (2001)


As lead artist
  • 1991: "Hypnosynthesis"
  • 1992: "Untitled" (featuring Markku Lintula)
  • 1997: "Stomping System"
  • 1997: "Stomp To My Beat"
  • 1999: "Love Supreme"
  • 2007: "Rosegarden"
  • 2008: "Lights Go Wild"
  • 2012: "Hale Bopp" (with Orkidea)
  • 2014: "Girls On Film" (with Erkka)
As featured artist
  • 2009: Ola featuring JS16 - "PlayMe"
  • 2011: Pandora featuring JS16 - "You Woke My Heart"
  • 2016: Tom & Hills featuring JS16 - "Another Chance"
  • 2018: JES featuring Joonas Hahmo and JS16 - "The One"


  1. ^ "16 Inch Records - bio". Discogs. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "JS16 (biography)". js16.com. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "JS16 - UK Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Music from the Major Motion Picture Crossroads (liner notes). Various Artists. Zomba Records. 2002.

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