David Jones's Upcoming Gigs
Saturday 21 December, 2013
Shamba ( Les Pois Club) , Caldogno - Vicenza, Italy
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Prior to becoming a house producer, David Jones built an extensive experience as a
producer through several tracks ranging in genres and Top charting in several
countries. Between 2007 and 2008 David Jones and his friend and business partner
Neuroxyde each created their own label, Starlight and Neurotraxx respectively, in which they
took responsibilities as both A&R and main producers. Since then, David has been focusing
on developing his Artist profile: his many releases strongly contributed to Starlight quickly
being widely perceived as the rising star in house music. 2009 was a great year for David:
he topped Beatport’s House Chart twice, first with “Thriller” and then with “Without me”, his
own rework of MJ and Eminem’s classic hits. Both tracks were co-produced with Aqua Diva
(Barbara Tanzini's alias), David's partner in the Diva & Jones project. David’s “Thriller”
enjoyed massive DJ support and peaked Beatport’s “Year’s Best Seller 2009” in the house
category for five weeks in a row, beating such tracks as Dennis Ferrer’s “Hey Hey”, Swedish
House Mafia’s “Leave the world behind” and Armand Van Helden’s “Funk Phenomena”; this
track was also selected by BBC Radio 1 for their special December MixMag cover CD. At the
beginning of 2010 David joined one of Italy’s most dynamic management agencies, Luca
Moretti’s Plus 39 Group. An attentive management and massive support to his tracks
combined with the high quality of all his productions pushed David at the top of Beatport’s
charts more than once and established him as one of the most notable breakthrough house
artists. Over the last few months David has been releasing his own music and enjoying
growing demand as a remixer - such artists as Armin Van Buuren, Coolio, Milton Jackson,
Shara Nelson, Jazz Bit, Da Hool, Sergio Fernandez requested David’s touch and many of his
mixes are being released through both major and independent labels such as Ultra, Time, Hed
Kandi, Ministry of Sound, Spinning, Superstar, Rise, Kontor, Vidisco, Universal etc etc. At the
end of 2010 David entered MN2S’s roster and is currently being booked worldwide.
Throughout 2011, David created remixes and productions for labels such as Hed Kandi (Disco
Revenge - Mr Devil), Juicy Music (Dopeness), Starlight (Feelove), Azuli (If Only Alarms Didn't
Ring) and Tiger Records (Fragma - Toca's Miracle) that became some of the best sellers of the
year. He hit the top tens on Beatport more than twenty times last year with collaborations as
a re-mixer and producer with artists like Robbie Rivera, Oliver Twizt, Alex Kenji, Boy George,
Fragma and others.
In 2011, David played at many European festivals, including appearances in Eastern Europe.
These travel opportunities are set to be the start of a career as a top class international Dj.
His first official music video for Emotions, produced with Alex Kenji, featuring Aqua Diva was
released in January 2012. In just 7 days, it reached more than 250,000 views on the
Kontor/Spinnin YouTube channel and interest in it is already growing in internationally among
remix artists. Positive feedback is growing throughout the world. Requests for gigs from places
as far as the states have been coming in regularly.
This, combined with the effect of the new cross over tracks are making David stand out as an
artist in the international house music scene. David Jones’ name has become such a seal of
quality that Armin Van Buuren’s label Armada have asked him to mix a compilation for the
beginning of the year: 15 Funky House Tunes - Selected by David Jones. He also selected and
mixed the compilation for Miami 2012 for Azuli; the most important compilation of the year for
one of the most historical house brands.
This compilation reached the N.1 position in the house album chart on Beatport and the top 10
in dance album on Itunes UK.
The first single out on Azuli reached the top position in selling charts at N.1 and just few weeks
later “E Samba” went to N.1 too.
At the same time Beatport published the “most sold” chart on its store and “Thriller” is the
most sold house track ever and it’s at n.2 in the overall genres chart, just after Deadmau5.
Shortly before Miami this year, a new video will be released for Zouk/Armada.
Stay tuned for more news about new collaborations with cr2, Azuli, Spinnin’ and Armada.