Jansons is a name that has come to real prominence on the underground dance scene in the last couple of years.
Working from his London studio, the established producer has engineered for artists releasing on some of the scene’s most highly respected labels. Keen to raise his profile as an artist, Jansons switched his focus to his own material, kicking off with an EP on Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC imprint. His next offering was a remix for Nikola Gala, which was charted and supported by the likes of Butch, Carl Cox and Hector Couto and was also included in the Jamie Jones/Nathan Barato live Essential Mix broadcast from Paradise at DC10. This was followed by a collaboration with Richy Ahmed, for the first ever release on Richy’s record label, Four Thirty Two.
Jansons was a featured artist on Pete Tong’s ‘New Names for 2017’ BBC Radio 1 show, which was a strong start to the year for the emerging talent. He was then asked to record a 2-hour live radio mix for Rinse FM at their London studio. The DJ and producer did not rest on his laurels and went on to put out a stand-out 3 track EP on Hot Since 82’s label, Knee Deep In Sound. The momentum continued with a release on Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom Records, which proved to be the label’s most popular track on Beatport; plus a remix for 8bit founder, Gorge. A well-received remix for Senzala saw a further collaboration from Ahmed/Jansons as Lovehertz, an alias from the duo that is set to continue.
Ending the year on a high, Jansons’ Mode EP on Four Thirty Two climbed the charts and garnered support from the likes of Eats Everything, Joris Voorn, Green Velvet, Andrea Oliva and Anja Schneider. Notable shows included his Room 1 debut at Fabric London and Kaluki at The Warehouse Project, Manchester.
2018 commences with a remix for Steve Lawler and will be followed by an EP on MONTEL’s Misfit Music; a remix for Javi Bora on Do Not Sleep; a collaboration with Hottrax artist Mark Jenkyns; plus an exciting new project with Senzala – the first track of which is already a firm favourite with DJs such as Jamie Jones. Hot off the back of his success in 2017, Jansons has been snapped up by one of the leading DJ agencies, NGE Booking, which is a testament to his continued success.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Feel good, bouncy, chunky house with classic old school flavour.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Harry Romero’s ‘Suck My Clock’, it’s old, but it’s the simple, raw no nonsense hooky vibe it’s got.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Tribal drums with the just right amount of vocal.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Kaluki at WHP
What have you got coming up?
I’ve been working hard in the studio so there’s lots of new music coming up, including some exciting collabs with the Four Thirty Two family; and remixes for Steve Lawler and Javi Bora.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Hope you enjoy the selection (which includes a few new tracks by myself), and thanks for listening!
1 Till Von Sein – Ambush 77
2 Sean Miller – Life
3 DJ Sneak, Demuir – 1 For the Muchachos
4 Harry Romero – Suck My Clock (All Beef Mix)
5 Musashi – It’s Real (Mastermix)
6 Collective Machine – People
9 Coyu – I Like To Do The Cat
10 Jansons – Untitled
11 Jansons & Senzala – JNZ
12 Lionel Weets – Timeless Pleasure
13 Marquis Hawkes – The Phoenix Part 2