Jay Monds

aka Jay Bulletproof, DJ Pots


You can’t talk about drum and bass music in New Zealand without talking about Jay Monds, who sadly passed away on 29 September 2022, aged 46. Also known as DJ Pots or Jay Bulletproof, Jay was a product of the early 90s warehouse rave scene. He put the hard yards in behind the turntables and running events, along the way becoming a crucial figure on the national scene.

In the early 2000s, he took the sound of New Zealand drum and bass to the world as one-half of Bulletproof, the production duo he shared with his friend Josh Lees, before turning his skills towards dubstep, piloting camera drones, commercial broadcasting through Auckland’s George FM and finally podcasting with his much-loved interview series, The History of New Zealand Drum & Bass. A loveable rogue with a passion for new, futuristic music, Jay lived hard and opened doors for the generations that followed him.

Jay “Bulletproof” Monds on-air.
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Bulletproof & DJ Optiv - Camouflage (2019)
Bulletproof Jupiter Project (2015 - written, filmed, and produced by Jay Monds
Bulletproof live at Splore
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Jay Pots from Bulletproof interviewed by Helen McAlpine, 2010
Bulletproof - The Warning ft. Silva MC (2012)
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Bulletproof Dubstep - Bulletproof & Tiki Taane - Soundtrack To Forever (2010)
Bulletproof feat Tali - Lessons (2014)
Many leading drum and bass artists will take part in a Jay Monds / Jay Bulletproof fundraiser on 29 October 2022. 
Bulletproof - Dub Me Crazy ft. Jessie G (2011)
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Jay 'Bulletproof' Monds winning the 2010 Best Electronic Album award, for Soundtrack to Forever, at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, 2010. 
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Bulletproof, Mindscape and Tiki - Dark Times (2008)
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds at The Gathering, 1999.
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Bulletproof & State Of Mind - Nowhere To Run (2022)
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
Jay “Bulletproof” Monds.
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Bulletproof Music


Uprising Records


Function Records


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