Biography:

Since his breakout win in the 2013 DMC World Online Championships, Jon1st has quickly built a reputation as a ‘DJ’s DJ’, not only proving himself as one of the world’s most diverse turntablists but also as an in demand club DJ, selector and producer, constantly breaking new music and effortlessly blending together influences across the alternative bass music spectrum, in particular passionately exploring the conversation between genres in the 160-170bpm landscape.

Alongside a busy touring schedule across Europe, North America and Asia, Jon’s sets have recently caught the attention of drum and bass/half time beats supergroup Ivy Lab, who have swiftly made him a resident at their 20/20LDN club nights in London and around Europe, and his studio mixes have been featured on established platforms such as Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel, Boiler Room, Rinse FM, DJ Mag, NTS, Kutmah’s Sketchbook Radio, Sherelle’s Represent show, Serato’s Seratocast, Noisey, Hyponik, Booms & Claps and DJsounds.

In addition, his interest in live performance within electronic music has seen him work with a number of artists, most notably Beardyman in his Dreamteam improvisation band and most recently fellow 20/20 artist, Shield, with whom he has developed an ongoing production and live show collaborative project, which the pair have been touring extensively for the early part of 2019. He has also used his turntablist skill set to perform official scratch refixes of household names such as Ivy Lab, Alix Perez, Om Unit, Halogenix, Moresounds, Kabuki, NameBrandSound, DJ Vadim and Sam Binga as well as record scratches for releases by JD Reid, Mosca, Silent Dust & Kaelin Ellis and Savvy.

As a producer, he has recently released collaborative projects with Shield, EAN, DJ Craze, DJ Madd, Tehbis, Benny Roach and GOALS (alongside Will LV and EAN) - receiving DJ and radio support from musical heavyweights such as Om Unit, DJ Craze, Gilles Peterson, Ivy Lab, Fracture, Tim Parker, Reso, Jonny Dub, Claude Von Stroke, Kromestar, Sherelle, Murder He Wrote, Danny Scrilla, Kabuki, BBC 6 Music, Rinse FM and NTS Radio.

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)