David Jones is the producer behind some of Beatport's biggest chart toppers!
Prior to becoming a house artist, David Jones gained extensive experience as a producer through several tracks ranging in genres and top charting in several countries. Between 2007 and 2008 David Jones, with his friend and business partner Neuroxyde each created their own label, Starlight and Neurotraxx, in which they took responsibilities as both A&R and main producers. Since then, David has been focusing on developing his Artist profile; his many releases strongly contributing to Starlight quickly being widely perceived as the rising star in house music.
2009 was a great year for David; he topped Beatport’s House Chart twice, first with “Thriller” and then with “Without Me,” his own rework of Michael Jackson’s and Eminem’s classic hits. Both tracks were co-produced with Aqua Diva (Barbara Tanzini’s alias), David’s partner in the Diva & Jones project.
David’s “Thriller” enjoyed massive DJ support and topped Beatport’s ‘Year’s Best Seller 2009’ in the house category for five weeks in a row, beating tracks such as Dennis Ferrer’s “Hey, Hey”, Swedish House Mafia’s “Leave the World Behind” and Armand Van Helden’s “Funk Phenomena”. This track was also selected by BBC Radio 1 for their special December Mixmag cover CD. Massive support to his tracks combined with the high quality of all his productions pushed David to the top of the Beatport charts more than once and established him as one of the most notable breakthrough house artists. In the following months David was releasing his own music and enjoying growing demand as a remixer. Artists such as Armin Van Buuren, Coolio, Milton Jackson, Shara Nelson, Jazz Bit, Da Hool, Sergio Fernandez have all requested David’s touch and many of his mixes have been released through both major and independent labels such as Ultra, Time, Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, Spinning, Superstar, Rise, Kontor, Vidisco, Universal . At the end of 2010 David entered MN2S’s roster and is currently being booked worldwide.
Throughout 2011, David created remixes and productions for labels such as Hed Kandi (Disco Revenge – Mr Devil), Juicy Music (Dopeness), Starlight (Feelove), Azuli (If Only Alarms Didn’t Ring) and Tiger Records (Fragma – Toca’s Miracle) that became some of the best sellers of the year. He hit the top 10’s on Beatport more than twenty times last year with collaborations as a re-mixer and producer with artists like Robbie Rivera, Oliver Twizt, Alex Kenji, Boy George, Fragma and others. Also in 2011, David played at many European festivals, including appearances in Eastern Europe. These travel opportunities have all contributed to the start of a career as a top class international DJ.
His first official music video for Emotions, produced with Alex Kenji, featuring Aqua Diva was released in early 2012. In just 7 days, it reached more than 250,000 views on the Kontor/Spinnin YouTube channel with interest in already growing internationally among remix artists.
This, combined with the effect of the new cross over tracks have made David stand out as an artist in the international house music scene. David Jones’ name has become such a seal of quality that Armin Van Buuren’s label Armada have asked him to mix a compilation for the beginning of the year ‘15 Funky House Tunes – Selected by David Jones.’ He has also selected and mixed the compilation for Miami 2012 for Azuli- the most important compilation of the year for one of the most historical house brands. Stay tuned for more news about new collaborations with cr2, Azuli, Spinnin’ and Armada.