1. noun: Sudden recurrence of an inflammation or other medical condition "Corticosteroid treatment for Crohn's or Colitis flares"
2. verb: Burn or shine with a sudden intensity
3. DJ: Flare is a well known DJ and most known for his invention of the flare scratch.
This year is all about pushing the creativity within the projects belly. None more so than Flare4Flare on Hospital Radio. After pretty intensive chasing and emailing we have the absolute pleasure to introduce Jon1st. His incredible Djing talents recognised fully in 2013, when he was crowned World DMC Online champion. Alongside this, his boundary pushing production has involved him in some incredible collaborations and projects, alongside the likes of Dj Craze, as well as working closely with Dj equipment manufacturers such as Pioneer. As if that wasn’t enough to keep his hands full, he has co founded the club night ‘Beatzza’ in his hometown Leicester, beats and pizza! What a winning combo.
Coming off his tour of East Asia at the end of 2018, Jon has dedicated some time within his crazy schedule to construct this high speed 10 minute journey, the bar has been raised, keep that fire burning!
Through his ahead of the curve track selection and 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, incorporating breath taking technical skills developed through his background as a World-DMC-title-winning turntablist while keeping the dance floor moving.
Alongside a busy touring schedule, which has seen him recently perform 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 where he has had played alongside many of the scene’s leading producers.
He also holds down a monthly podcast with Liverpool based label Fly High Society and his studio mixes have been featured on established platforms such as Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel, Boiler Room, Rinse FM, Kutmah’s Sketchbook Radio, Serato’s Seratocast, Noisey, Hyponik, DJ Mag, NTS, DJsounds, Radar Radio and Foreign Beggars’ Par Excellence Radio Show.
In addition, his turntablist skills have recently seen him collaborate on productions and live routines with fellow 20/20 artist Shield - a project that will develop into a live show in 2019. Jon has also previously been invited to perform official scratch refixes of Ivy Lab, Alix Perez, Om Unit, Halogenix, Moresounds, Kabuki, NameBrandSound, DJ Vadim and Sam Binga. He was also 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 recently provided scratches for releases by JD Reid, Mosca (NotSoMuch), Silent Dust & Kaelin Ellis (None60) and Savvy.
As a producer, he has recently released collaborative projects with Shield, EAN, DJ Craze, DJ Mad,, Tehbis, Benny Roach and GOALS (alongside Will LV and EAN) - receiving DJ and radio support from household names like Om Unit, DJ Craze, Gilles Peterson, Ivy Lab, Fracture, Tim Parker, Reso, Jonny Dub, Kromestar, Kabuki, BBC 6 Music, Rinse FM and NTS.
From Jon…”Stay tuned for a collaborative live show tour with Shield in the coming months!”
Words: Matt Strutt , Jon1st
Images & Video: Jon1st, Boomcity, PioneerDj Artwork photo: Dilesh Solanki, Lead Image Hari Datta Cover: Chris Colouryum Audio Edits: Flint & Steel
Contributors: Aaron Darveniza, André Leitão