20 years of techno
Few DJs have accelerated up the ladder of international dance music stardom quite as spectacularly as Laura Jones. In 2011 she appeared out of nowhere courtesy of ‘Love In Me,’ an organ house anthem that topped Beatport’s Deep house chart for weeks before taking up residence for another marathon chart stint a second time on Beatport thanks to a Maceo Plex remix. Within weeks her diary had filled for the year and milestone gigs like Harry Klein in Munich, CocoRico in Italy or Warung in Brazil began ramping up her air miles.
One hit wonders are ten a penny in dance music, however Laura announced her intent to stay firmly put in our hearts and minds with a flurry of stylish and acclaimed releases that painted her broad minded underground sound in even greater detail. Tracks, remixes EPs and a compilation CD on Crosstown Rebels, Noir, Culprit, Dogmatik and further releases for her two home labels Leftroom and Visionquest followed. And the list doesn’t stop there. Remixes of Ibiza classic’s like Hollis P Munroe’s ‘I’m Lonely’ or Romanthony’s 90s anthem ‘ Show You Love,’ Mixmag features, RA reviews and high profile podcasts mounted up and with them her bristling diary began to burst at the seams.
Laura’s impressive list of gig scalps most notably features Detroit’s esteemed Movement Festival festivals, the UK’s Warehouse Project, SW4 and Easter Electrics festivals, Richie Hawtin’s Enter night in Ibiza, several USA, South American, Australian and Asia tours, a residency for Back to Basics in Leeds and repeat call ups from the two club that have inspired her most to take to the turntables, Fabric and DC10. An obsessive vinyl collector from day one, Laura found her calling in life after discovering underground house on the hallowed Ibizan terrace and pursued it at every opportunity under the guidance of London’s taste-making sound system. While her debut tracks on Leftroom and Visionquest might have marked her as a forerunner of the deep house revival, Laura’s roots in underground house and techno are always on display in her DJ sets. Her unique stage presence has made her one of dance music’s most unforgettable discoveries and her story is sure to continue unravelling at lightening pace for some time to come.