Seth Jordan (SJ) scored the critically acclaimed documentary The Backyard, directed by Paul Hough, which won Audience Award for Best Film (2003 Brooklyn Film Festival); Director’s Choice Award (2003 Texas Film Festival); Best Lounge Film (2003 Sonoma Film Festival); and Best of Fest (2002 Edinburgh International Film Festival). It was released in the United States and Europe in 2004. In 2003, SJ also scored “Redemption,” directed by Renie Oxley (Red Pop Pictures). His original music appears in Labor of Love, produced by Domestic Workers United. It was released in 2008.
Born in Queens and raised in Los Angeles, SJ has been winning acclaim for his compositions and performances since the early 90s. In 1991, SJ performed at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA as part of the Club MTV Tour©, under the name M.C. Hurricane. His performance on the Club MTV Tour© earned him a gig as KIIS FMS in-house performer at their weekly event, KIIS Sundays, at Disneyland Theme Park© in Anaheim, CA. Following his stint with KIIS FM, in 1992, SJ co-produced with Humphrey Riley and DJ Ronski, producers for the rap group The College Boys. From 1993 to 1996, SJ collaborated with producer Louis Lee, former guitar player for the famed music group Sister Sledge. Also during that time, SJ attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he fronted the Santa Barbara-based punk rock band Zooted.
After graduating from UCSB, SJ headed to Europe, where he stationed himself in London, England. There, he was introduced to the Drum and Bass craze while hanging around with his friends at Good Looking Records, including DJ Adam F and LTJ Bukem. SJ returned to the United States in 1998 where he began working with keyboardist and producer Igor Len, who produced Neal Schon’s “Electric World.” SJ continues to create new music for artists, commercials and films. SJ, a proud member of ASCAP, plays the acoustic guitar, bass and keyboards, and is classically trained by the late, renowned composer Bruce Reich. He is currently working with Steve Rothstein.