Jono Fernandez

Jono Fernandez has achieved more as a Producer and DJ in the last 3 years than many do in an entire career. At 15 Jono discovered dance music and club life and began Djing and writing electronic music, supported by his classical training in piano, violin, flute and guitar. It was not long before Jono’s work was finding it’s way into the record bags of Australian and International DJ’s with his tracks currently receiving plays from John Digweed, Dave Seaman, Anthony Pappa, Plump DJs, Blim, Hernan Cattaneo, Gerry Bonham, Kasey Taylor, Ivan Gough, Phil K, Gab Oliver, Moshic and Gordon Kaye.

Jono was first signed to the Australian label Zero Tolerance in 2001 resulting in “Lo Runner” and “Northern Lights” being featured on the labels “No Nonsense” compilation. Both were charted by Anthony Pappa (UK), Andy Jarrod (UK) and Release Records (US) and released on vinyl in November 2002. His involvement with Zero Tolerance has also seen him collaborating with esteemed Australian producers Gab Oliver, Ivan Gough and Luke Chable.

Throughout the last 2 years the adaptation of his classical training toward innovative production has seen Jono achieve global recognition with “Intruder” featured on Global Underground 22 mixed by Dave Seaman, released worldwide in May 2002.

2003 has seen Jono’s International recognition extend further with Electrofly Records (UK) signing “Colours of Conscience”. This track has already been requested for several compilations and been included on Phil K’s DJ Mag cover mount mix CD (out later this year) and Aussie breaks comp ‘If It Aint Broke, Don’t Fix It – II’. The track is set for vinyl release in July 2003 and has been charted by Tune Inn Records, Plastic Fantastic – Cool Cuts Chart, Massive Records, Hooj and played by John Digweed on his renowned Kiss FM show in London.

Melbourne’s EQ were successful in signing the tribal breakbeat “Monkey Business” scheduled for release later this year. Featuring a re-rub from Jay Tripwire this record is already receiving praise from those in the know.

Jono’s collaboration with Luke Chable saw their most recent track “Before You Break On Me” receive interest from a number of the world’s top labels. Jonathan Lisle (Bedrock Breaks A&R) was successful in signing the track for his own new label ‘M Theory’ (release date is to be confirmed). The hype surrounding the record is being actively discussed by industry and clubbers on the worlds leading websites and message boards.

Paying tribute to his production capabilities, Baroque Records has taken note of Jono’s talents and requested a Fernandez remix for their upcoming double pack ‘Scream To Be Heard’ – SDM Soundclash scheduled for release later this year.

Stefano Greppi’s ‘Screen Recordings’ in Italy has also picked up another of Fernandez and Chable’s tracks ‘Come To Me’ which will be released later this year. The track will feature a remix from Chris Fortier and is receiving much hype through Europe.

In addition to his production accomplishments, Jono has had an impressive DJ career since 1995 with consistent appearances and residencies at numerous Australian club nights and venues in Melbourne, Canberra, Cairns and Sydney. Among his guest spots and residencies, Jono has played warm-up sets for Dave Seaman, Nick Warren, Anthony Pappa, BT, Andy Jarrod, Danny Howells, Craig Richards, Barry Gilbey, The Orb, Lexicon Avenue, Mara and Plump DJ’s.

Jono’s expertise crosses a broad set of modern genres including deep house, progressive, breaks, tech-house and ambient. He brings maturity and experience to the studio and has worked consistently to become a well-respected and pioneering talent. While continuing to increase his portfolio of individualistic sounds, Jono is also looking to adapt his considerable production skills to more remix work.

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