Saturday, April 12, 2008

One Hundred Project : Jon Freer

What is on your stereo at the moment?

Various things I’ve been sent for review consideration, mixes I‘ve downloaded, recent purchases and older favourites.

3 records that changed your life. Why?

The Source - You Got The Love
The first record I can remember having any sort of an impact on me. It was in the pop charts when I was about 6 or 7. This record led me to eventually discovering house music and start buying vinyl in my early teens.

Doc Scott – Blue Skies
I found the D&B released between the mid and late 90s really exciting. This was one of my favourite records of the era, released on Goldie’s influential Metalheadz imprint.

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
After years of being an electronic music obsessive, this album reminded me of the power of the voice and an acoustic guitar.

What are you looking forward to?


What couldn’t you live without? Why?

Hard to tell. You wouldn’t really know what you couldn’t live without until you experienced life without it.

Most memorable gig?

DJ Gig - Playing in the main room of the Music Box to an appreciate crowd, after spending so many nights in there dancing to other people’s records.

Attended - In terms of live music, it would be a close tie between The Gotan Project at the Bridgewater Hall, Jose Gonzalez at the Britons Protection, Marissa Nadler at the Phoenix and Amp Fiddler at the Fez Club. In terms of DJ driven events, Larry Heard and Brett Dancer at Scuba in Sheffield ranks pretty highly, as does Luke and Justin’s selection at the Electric Chair 10th birthday, Osunlade at Electric Souls and Kerri Chandler at Circus.

Who/what are your influences?

I think everything and everyone you come into contact with shapes you as a person.

What is the best and worst thing about the city that you live in?

Best: The people.
Worst: The weather.

Given the accelerated pace of modern culture, what are we due a revival in?

Something that hasn’t gone away.

Hero? Why?

Anybody who follows their heart and stands up for what they believe in.

Is there anything else that you feel that we should know?

Check the following websites for my writing…
and for my photos…


I like music. I write about music that excites me. I have been involved with music for over a decade, as a music journalist, promotional writer, shop assistant, event promoter and DJ.

JF's One Hundred Project Mix


Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve - See People
Marissa Nadler - Diamond Heart (Live)
Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice On You
PG Six - Cover Art Reprise
Herman Dune - Slow Century
Dego & Yukimi - Pieces Of You
Maxine Harvey - Sentimental
Calm - Above The Cloud
Susumu Yokota - King Of Darkness (Swell Session Remix)
Erlend Oye & Morgan Geist - Ghost Train
Joe Claussell - Je Ka Jo
EBTG - Walking Wounded

Download the mix here.

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