Biography:

Through his upfront track selection and unrivaled 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, Boiler Room, 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 Will LV (Brownswood/Hyperdub/Keysound) and EAN (Cosmic Bridge/Med School) as GOALS, 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, Moresounds, NameBrandSound, 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, and was recently hand picked by Beardyman to perform in his Dream Team project, where Jon performs alongside a group of world-class musicians, improvising a new full unplanned album at every performance.

He has also embraced the world of production, with a recent collaborative release with Tehbis on Medallion Sounds, a full beat tape with GOALS and a collaborative EP with Benny Roach, receiving DJ support from household names like Om Unit, Gilles Peterson, Ivy Lab, Fracture, Tim Parker, Reso, BBC 6 Music, Rinse FM and NTS.

Jon1st killed it: the best DJ I’ve seen play for ages, and I’ve played with everyone from Diplo, Duck Sauce, Grandmaster Flash, Rev Run, Z-Trip, Craze, Madlib, Just Blaze, Premier, Skream, Bassnectar, Lil Louis Vega, Ali Shaheed Muhamed, Laurent Garnier, Shadow, Flying Lotus, Mary Ann Hobbs, Gilles Peterson...Jon is sick on the decks. He smashed it! One of the best nights out for ages.
— DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune/BBE)
I think it’s very important to give props where they are due and recognise when someone raises the bar. Jon1st’s 2013 DMC routine is one of the most exciting battle routines i’ve seen in perhaps the last 10 years. Meticulous attention to detail, great variety of technique, dope musical choice: a creative and tasteful use of technology and FUNK.
— DJ Woody (ITF/Vestax World Champion)