Unlike many weird and wonderful names in music, this one couldn't be more
descriptive if it led a revolution. Never one for conforming, following or
holding back, Jonny 'REbEL' Lawrence's passion for music can be heard
throughout his work as well as in his personality.
Always open minded Jonny's influence are broad. Spanning across 80s pop
culture and the 90s dance music scene, plus what close friends describe as
'an unhealthy obsession with hero Sasha' - you can see where REbEL pulls
Hailing from the historically conservative Buckinghamshire, it's not hard
to see where the thirst to step away from the norm came from. After
realising his passion for music and all things artistic at a young age,
Jonny realised he wanted to make music and began to create tracks, teaching
himself production from the age of 18. In 2004 he moved to Leicester and
began his musical journey quickly becoming a regular at the cities infamous
Sonido parties before launching his own venture in the form of Save The
2013 saw the launch of "Tough Luck Records", Jonny's own imprint (Alongside
friends Chris Cue and Twon) with a clearly defined ethos, tough, raw Techno
and house. It's first release, REbEL's "History" EP was immediately picked
up by the likes of Loco Dice, Stacey Pullen, wAFF, Adam Shelton, Bloody
Mary, Jozif and more. It also received Mixmag's "Techno tune of the month"
for August 2013, scoring 9/10, surely a sign of things to come from TLR and
REbEL as an artist.