Friday Selekts with Jon1st (Fly High Society/DMC World Online Champion, UK)

This week on our Friday Selekts segment, we have the illustrious Jon1st sharing his top record picks with us and how it has inspired and influenced his journey as a producer and DJ. A celebrated World DMC online Champion turntablist, he’s graced the decks all over the world with his effortless technical skills and varied selection of music that spans from Hiphop to Chicago Footwork.

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With an upcoming A/W Asian tour in the pipeline, we’re excited to speak to this humble DJ and vinyl head on which records makes him tick:

“Hello! I’m a DJ, producer and turntablist from Leicester, UK. I’m a resident DJ for Ivy Lab’s 20/20 club night, host a podcast for Fly High Society dedicated to pushing new music and providing a platform for guest mixes by both established and up and coming acts and I also run an event called Beatzza in Leicester dedicated to instrumental beats. I’m also working on projects with Shield from Denmark and EAN from the UK respectively! Shield and I recently released a single called Holla, and EAN and I just released a batch of songs on our Bandcamp page.

A huge thank you to Vinyl Of The Day for inviting me to pick out some of my favourite records! I’ve decided to pick out 5 older records from my collection that I love and have inspired me over the years and 5 from the last 12 months or so that I love too!”

1)Bullion – Get Familiar

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“2007/2008 is a period I hold dear to me as a fan of music. So much amazing music was being made across lots of different scenes, and as a student I’d listen to radio shows like Mary Anne Hobbs’s late night show without fail every week and get inspired by all the amazing experimentations going on at that time. One such scene was the conversation happening within the beat scene in LA and around the world. This record by Bullion from the UK is one of my favourites from that time and one I still listen to and play out a lot.”

2) Om Unit vs Kromestar- Solar Cycle 

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“This and Don’t Make Sense by Kromestar were real game changers and there’s a good chance if you’ve heard me DJ you’ve heard me play this at some point! A perfect connecting the dots of sound system music and beats. The b-side is wicked too.”

3) The Turntablist – Super Duck Breaks 

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“This was the first turntablist scratch tool I ever owned and it was the first time I had access to a lot of the classic samples and was able to try to recreate sounds I’d heard on records before. I remember my father had been to NYC and took the time to go down to FatBeats and pick this up for me and I remember playing with it for weeks and still return to it now. The scratch sentences are really well laid out in a very musical/useable way. A must for any turntablist.”

4) Scientist – Your Teeth In My Neck

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Scientist Rids The World of the Evil Curse of The Vampires is one of my all time favourite albums and this version of a classic Michael Prophet track is one of my favourite tracks from it.”

5) LV – Routes 

“Unfortunately this never came out on vinyl, but is an incredible album! It was the soundtrack to my final year of uni and I later booked the guys to perform at my old club night and they were incredible. I’ve since become good friends with the guys and made a beat tape with Will and our friend EAN a few years ago under the name GOALS.”

6) Eliza Carthy – Aleppo in The Sun As it Was feat. Disraeli (EAN Remix)

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“Moving on to new records, this remix by EAN was one of my favourite records of 2017. Super lush production and a positive message from Disraeli. Be sure to check out EAN’s folk band Stick In The Wheel too.”

https://stickinthewheel.bandcamp.com/track/aleppo-in-the-sun-as-it-was-ean-remix

7) Moresounds – Mutations 

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“Moresounds is one of my favourite producers and this EP for Cosmic Bridge from last year is arguably his most melodic material to date and it’s wicked! Champignon sound for life!”

8) Rainbow Coalition – Can’t See The Sky feat. I-mitri

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“This is the most recent record I’ve bought and it’s my jam at the moment! I-mitri is a great producer and vocalist from where I live and he’s been going from strength to strength with his music all the time I’ve known him. Check out his label, CounterAction, for more!”

9) Philip D Kick – Pathways 

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“This is a new record by Om Unit under his 160 alias which was a big part of inspiring the footwork-jungle hybrid fusion a few years ago. I can still remember the first time I heard a PDK track, and running over to him during a set to ask what it was. This is his first official EP under this alias and it’s brilliant. In Formation hasn’t left my sets since I first heard it.”

10) Itoa – Ever Orbit 

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“I’m a huge fan of Itoa and his new EP for EXIT is top notch! Alex’s take on 160 music is really unique and he’s the loveliest dude to boot! (Sorry, I don’t have this one on vinyl yet but it’s out on 12” now!).”

For more on Jon1st, check:

Beatzza merch – http://beatzza.bandcamp.com

Jon1st x Shield – http://jon1standshield.bandcamp.com

EAN & Jon1st EP – http://eanjon1st.bandcamp.com/album/volume-i

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