Jono Fernandez- Monkey Business
Author: Lisa Durran
Wednesday, October 1, 2003
(Original / Jay Tripw ire mix)
EQ [grey] notch up its 16th release and throwdown something fresh with upcoming local Australian producer Jono Fernandez who is causing quite a buzz with his recent production on ElectroFly Records, and a forthcoming track with Luke Chable on Jonathon Lisle's (Bedrock) new imprint.
For EQ Jono lays down some really nice funky breaks, with a deep growly b-line, and some slamming beats that really lends the track some added phatness. Crazy monkey samples and some nice underlying melodies work their way subtly into the mix, giving it an overall uplifting feel.
Now this brings us to the flipside…Canada's Jay Tripwire & the mysterious, down right filthy Mr Barcode grace the remix with their usual crazy antics and drop a dark 20:20 Vision kinda acid vibe that will get the crowd going. Tech-house for the heads with a Tripwire twist! Overall a release that'll appeal to a broad section of DJ's.
Expect plays from Jonathan Lisle, Meat Katie, Halo & HippE, MR C, Terry Francis, Danny Howells, Lee Burridge & more…
Jono Fernandez has achieved more as a Producer and DJ in the last 2.5 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 DJ's and onto the desks of local record labels.
In 2001, Jono was signed to the Australian label "Zero Tolerance". Throughout the last 18 months the adaptation of his classical training toward innovative production has seen Jono achieve recognition with "Lo Runner" and "Northern Lights" being featured on the labels "No Nonsense" compilation in 2001. Both were charted by Anthony Pappa (UK), Andy Jarrod (UK) and at #13 by Release Records (US) and were released on vinyl in November 2002.
Jono's production accomplishments in 2002 saw him break into the Global market with "Intruder" featured on Global Underground 22 mixed by Dave Seaman and released worldwide in May 2002. Several of Jono's more recent production accomplishments have active interest from several UK and US labels. His involvement with Zero Tolerance has also seen Jono collaborating with esteemed Australian producers Gab Oliver, Ivan Gough and Luke Chable. Jono's tracks are currently receiving plays from Dave Seaman, Anthony Pappa, Hernan Cattaneo, Gerry Bonham, Kasey Taylor, Ivan Gough, Phil K, Gab Oliver, Moshic and Gordon Kaye.