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-2013 World DMC Online Champion
-Resident at DROP (Leicester), Under The Counter (Birmingham/Nottingham).
-Jon1st could be best described as a 'DJ's DJ': a selector able to simultaneously capture a crowd with his upbeat selection of tracks crossing numerous tempos and styles across the alternative bass music spectrum while incorporating technical skills developed in his background as a competitive turntablist without breaking the flow of his mixes.
-In the last two years alone he has played at established festivals such as Bestival, The Big Chill, The Edinburgh Festival, Shambala, Soundwave Croatia and Strawberry Fields and has previously been booked to open up for acts such as Daedalus, MF DOOM, Mosca, DJ Vadim, Africa Hitech, Om Unit, Qbert, DJ Craze, Araabmusik, LV, Lord Finesse, The Herbaliser, DJ Format, ARP101, Spectrasoul, Mickey Pearce, Debruit, Tokimonsta, Alexander Nut, Luke Vibert, Kidkanevil, Lorn, Illum Sphere, Kromestar, Doc Daneeka, Ghost Mutt, Mr Thing, Kutmah, Gang Colours, Flako, The Nextmen, Free The Robots, DJ Woody, Aries, Mike Gao, Randomer, Two Inch Punch, Blue Daisy, Reeps One, DJ Switch, Buddy Peace, Fingathing, Sweatson Klank...
-His guest mixes have been featurd on Kutmah's Sketchbook Radio show on NTS, Rita Maia's Sine of The Time show on Resonance FM, Last Japan and Blackwax's Circadian Rhythms show on NTS, Mixology on ControRadio in Italy and Soundcrash's podcast for Soundwave Festival. He has also recently recorded a promo mix for the latest EP by EAN (Cosmic Bridge/Original Cultures/Various Production) on the Original Cultures label.
-He also runs the club night 'DROP': a monthly event currently based at Sophbeck Sessions in Leicester dedicated to promoting forward thinking beats across all manner of tempos.
"Jon1st killed it. Best DJ i seen play for ever, and I 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...he is sick on the decks. Smashed it , slashed it. One of the best nights out for ages." -DJ VADIM (Ninja Tune/BBE)
"One of my favourite DJs at the moment" - DJ SWITCH (2 x World DMC Champion)
"Jon1st smashed it proper. Probably the best DJ I have ever seen. Speechless."- Blackwax (Tube10)