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 - Jon Kennedy (USA)

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JON KENNEDY….AINT HE DEAD? PRODUCING SINCE ’98, JON KENNEDY STARTED OUT AS DJ TEK, AKA DA KANGOL KID DOING HARDHOUSE FOR LABELS LIKE JASPERSTONE, RENEGADE RECORDS, WORLDWIDE RECORDS AND ENVASION. HIS MOST NOTIBLE TRACK FROM THAT ERA WOULD BE FOUND ON A WHITE LABEL ENTITLED “FUN 101” WITH THE BOOTLEG HARDHOUSE REMAKE OF SILLY HO BY T.L.C. WHICH SHARED SIDE WITH ANGEL ALANIS. BORN AND RAISED OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO, JON ENGULFED HIMSELF IN THE MUSIC. STARTING OUT DJ’ING AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 12. JON WAS YOUR AVERAGE BEDROOM DJ FOR MOST OF THE EARLY YEARS DOING LOCAL HOUSE PARTIES AND UNDERGROUND PARTIES FOR A FEW BUCKS. BUT FED UP WITH ONLY BEING KNOWN LOCALLY, JON WANTED TO GET INTO SOMETHING DEEPER THAN JUST SPINNING AND CUTTING UP SOME WAX HERE AND THERE. JON WANTED TO BE THE ONE THAT OTHER DJ’S LOOKED FOR ON THE SHELF AT THE RECORDS STORE. A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH VETERAN PRODUCER DJ TRAJIC FORMERLY OF UC MUSIC, BROUGHT JON TO A WHOLE NEW LIGHT AND LEVEL OF MUSIC. HIS FIRST RELEASE WAS A COLLABORATION WITH DJ TRAJIC ON JASPERSTONE RECORDS TITLED “RECORD PLAYERS VOL 2”. JON BEGAN HIS INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION SKILLS WITH RENEGADE RECORDS, A LOCAL INDEPENDENT HOUSE MUSIC LABEL IN CHICAGO. WITH A FALLING OUT WITH THE COMPANY AND PRODUCING 2 SELF TITLED E.P.’S, JON RELEASED MOST OF HIS RECORDS WITH JASPERSTONE RECORDS. WITH THE DYING OF HARD HOUSE IN THE LATE 90’S JON FOCUSED ON DJ’ING AND HIS FAMILY. IN 2005 WITH THE PRESSURE OF WANTING TO PRODUCE AGAIN, JON BUILT UP IMMENSE RECORDINGS, HIS OWN DIGITAL RECORD LABEL DISTRIBUTED BY BEATPORT.COM. AS OF JANUARY 2006 JON RELEASED “THE SERMON OF JACK”. THE TRACK MADE A BUZZ IN THE INDUSTRY WITH BACKING FROM DJS, RON REESER, FELIPE AVELAR (AMMO RECORDS), DJ RAMPAGE (DISTORTED MUZIK), JOSH DA FUNKY ONE, GUS E GRUV (HOUSE MOGULS), DJ SPIN (B96), LOUIE LOOP (B96), BAD BOY BILL, JOHN AQUAVIVA, PAUL ANTHONY, RICHARD HUMPTY VISSION AND DJ ERB FROM B95 IN FRESNO CA.. JON HAS BEEN FEATURED IN MAGAZINES LIKE “LIVE”, AND “BOMB”. JON’S TRAX AND REMIXES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO COUNTLESS MIX CD’S AND MIX COMPILATIONS OVER THE YEARS. JON HAS BEEN FEATURED ON MIX SHOWS FROM L.A. TO THE U.K., INCLUDING B-96 WBBM, WGCI, “THE VIBE®” 99.9FM THE CRUSH (ORANGE COUNTY, CA), AFTERHOURS, ONLINE MIX SHOW, AND “NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS” ON 95.9 B95. JONS CURRENT RELEASES CAN BE PURCHASED HERE : HTTP://WWW.BEATPORT.COM/IMMENSE+RECORDINGS

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