was born on March 16, 1984 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Jamie Hendrik Westland. As a child, Jamie Westland learned to play the piano. This instrument was soon exchanged for a drum kit, and he began to play in several cover bands. In 1999 he started the band Di-rect at the age of fifteen with Tim Akkerman, Frans “Spike” van Zoest and Bas van Wageningen. Besides his work as the drummer of Di-rect, Westland was introduced by Billy the Klit also as an active live DJ, under the name DJ Jamie and as a music producer. Initially he was accompanied by Di-rect-colleague “Spike”, but nowadays he mostly does this by himself.