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STEVIE JONES (Scotland) // DJ Biography:
Northern Irish native, Scotland based DJ/Producer Stevie Jones has carved his name into both the UK and Balearic clubbing scenes. With almost 15 years experience under his belt, Stevie has made a fast journey from bedroom DJ to household name. Like many others, Stevie's passion for electronic music began in the early 90's when the Northern Irish underground rave scene was flourishing.
With a string of summer trips to Ibiza in the late 90’s, Stevie worked as a Professional Stage dancer and as a PR for some of the islands most respected clubs. With DJ talents from around the globe spinning the most upfront anthems from dusk till dawn, Stevie soaked up the broad variety of electronic music on offer. This annual summer immersion on the white isle enabled him to develop and tailor his own DJ’ing style into something rather unique.
Stevie’s work as a PR helped him to gain regular DJ spots on various smaller beach bar terraces. With his musical abilities on show, It was only a matter of time before he was spotted and asked to showcase his talents on the bigger Ibiza stages. Stevie DJ’ed alongside world class DJ’s in some of the most renowned clubs and bars in Ibiza including Bora Bora, Bar M, Eden, Es Paradis, Plastic, Coastline and Orange corner.
Stevie was part of the select few to host Manumissions 10th Birthday afterparty held at Kanya and hailed the decks regularly to do pre-party warm-up slots for Kinky Malinky, Hed Kandi and Cream! With his CV already looking impressive, it’s no wonder he has played alongside / warmed up for Joris Voorn, Judge Jules, Fat Boy Slim, Armin Van Buuren, Oliver Lang, Micky Slim, Billy Nasty, Steve Boyd, Gleave Dobbin, Jamie Gittens and a great deal more.
The summer Ibiza residencies allowed him to discover the sound which he carried back to the clubs of Belfast allowing him to gain popularity and prove his worth again and again. Stevie’s unrelenting passion for the music he plays and lust for crowd reaction pushes his music to new levels with his charisma on the decks doubling the appeal of his music on the dance floor.
Back on native soil, Stevie has played at Thompson's Garage, Funkasaurus, Mynt, the Garrick, Frontpage and Bar Red where he has made his impression on the Belfast music scene and gained the respect needed to run his own events. Having previously promoted Livin’ @ the Garrick for 2 years in 2004, Stevie hooked up with DJ/Producer Aaron Shim where they formed the duo “Derty Fusion”. Together they have promoted and performed across the UK, wrecking every dance floor with their distinctive techno sound.
In 2008 Stevie decided to set his roots in Glasgow; A city where the underground scene boomed with fresh new music and DJ talent. With his substantial list of achievements from Ibiza and Belfast his arrival to Scotland was greeted with a showering of DJ bookings. Stevie’s involvement in the Scottish electronic music scene has already seen him running popular after hour parties at various underground locations in Glasgow.
Stevie’s inner charm behind the decks is fuelled by his charisma and gifted dancing abilities. From the very day he won his first dance competition at 17, Stevie’s rhythm and passion with music was one of the very reasons how he initially ended up professionally dancing in Ibiza’s super clubs. One certainly shouldn't be surprised if you find Stevie bustin’ a few moves beside you as he's not one to be shy on the dance floor! This isn't just a guy with a solid clubbing education but with a passion for electronic music and a true character to back it up!
Re-written by Gavin Doherty © May 2010