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[PREMIERE] Jon1st – Rose Point (Worst Behavior Records)

August 5, 2020Peter Merritt

It’s our favorite time of year! NYC/LA-based Worst Behavior Recs is back with their third annual compilation, “Worst Behavior, Vol. 3” and we couldn’t be more excited. With the expert guidance of producer/DJ/promoter/label bosses Anna Morgan and Bell Curve steering the ship, we watched Worst Behavior come speeding out of the gate in 2018, and that momentum has shown no signs of slowing. With three compilations and several single releases under their belt, featuring BnC favorites like DJ MaddSinistarrSamurai Breaks, A. Fruit, and many more, the label’s output has been consistently high-caliber. When we think of uptempo bass music imprints in North America, especially in that sweetspot between footwork and jungle with a touch of rave and soundsystem culture, Worst Behavior is undoubtedly holding the torch.

Our premiere today from their third compilation offering comes from another BnC favorite: Leicester, UK’s Jon1st. After originally gaining popularity for his phenomenal turntablism (see his 2013 Online DMC World Championship title or official routines for folks like Ivy Lab for credentials), Jon has been focusing more heavily on production the past several years, and it shows. His work with Copenhagen-based Shield has taken the global beat music scene by storm (if you have a chance to catch their live performance, don’t miss it!) and his collaborations with folks like DJ CRAZEEAN, and BSN Posse have been running the circuit in DJ sets and radio shows all over, too. However, today’s offering comes in the form of the debut solo production from Jon1st, “Rose Point”. A melodic double-time tune clocking in at 160 bpm with touches of amen breaks and footwork percussion that will be sure to get you moving in your seat, “Rose Point” was more than worth the wait for solo Jon1st material. Check it out below and be sure to pre-order the full release here, which drops this Friday, August 7th, 2020.


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