Through his upfront track selection and unrivalled technical ability, Jon1st has quickly built a reputation as a ‘DJ’s DJ’. His club sets see him effortlessly blend together influences from across the alternative electronic music spectrum, all the while incorporating breath taking technical skills developed through his background as a World-DMC-title-winning turntablist.
In addition to holding down a monthly podcast with Liverpool based label Fly High Society, Jon’s mixes have been featured on established platforms such as Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel, Kutmah’s Sketchbook Radio, Rinse FM, Serato’s Seratocast, Noisey, Hyponik, DJ Mag, NTS, DJsounds, Radar Radio and Foreign Beggars’ Par Excellence Radio Show. His sets have also recently caught the attention of drum and bass/half time beats supergroup Ivy Lab, who have swiftly made him a resident at their 20/20 club night in London.
Alongside a busy touring schedule, Jon’s turntablist skills have recently seen him collaborate with 2016 DMC Online World Champion DJ Brace and fellow 20/20 artist Shield, as well as perform official scratch refixes of Ivy Lab, Alix Perez, DJ Vadim and Sam Binga, the latter being incorporated into a track on Sam’s debut LP on Critical Music. He was also recently headhunted by Pioneer alongside turntablist legends Jazzy Jeff, The Beat Junkies, Qbert and DJ Kentaro to test and showcase the launch of the company’s new DJM-S9 battle mixer and PLX-1000 turntables. He has also recently provided scratches for releases by Mosca (NotSoMuch), Silent Dust & Kaelin Ellis (None60) and Savvy.
He has also embraced the world of production, with a recent collaborative release with Tehbis on Medallion Sounds and DJ support from household names like Om Unit, Gilles Peterson, Ivy Lab, Fracture, Tim Parker, Reso, BBC 6 Music and many more. In addition to his solo efforts, Jon is also one third of production trio, GOALS, alongside EAN (Cosmic Bridge/Med School) and Will LV (Brownswood/Hyperdub/Keysound).