THE DJ: JON JULES
DJ Jon Jules is a veteran when it comes to the turntables, having been a DJ since 1982 at the tender age of 17. Besides being a resident at the London Hippodrome for over 10 years as well at one of the original “Superclubs” Club UK, Jon also regularly played at London’s Stringfellows spinning at the popular ‘ Friday Night Dance Night’, Camden Palace & Limelight, London as well as Tito’s Palace & BCM, Majorca, Music Factory, Barcelona and even had a lengthy stint at Club Berlin, Perth, Western Australia.
In the late 80s, his love of Disco music and the fact that he co-owned one of the South’s most influential record stores, Jon became one of the busiest DJs of the new genre of dance music which is now internationally known as House and is also known to have been involved in helping launch the careers of DJs like Simon Dunmore, Brandon Block, Dean Thatcher, Rocky & Diesel and many more.
As for today, Jon’s usual style is playing Jazz-Funk, Soul & Disco as well as Soulful & Jackin’ House, His mixing skills are faultless and as well as having true crowd pleasing qualities, this has seen Jon become widely regarded and known as one of the most accomplished technical DJs in the UK & Jon came runner-up in a public poll for Best Soul Club DJ run by the “Soul Survivors” magazine and this year has won the “Best Soul Radio Show”.
Nowadays, Jon can still be found playing in venues from the size of a "BCM/Ministry Of Sound" to a small intimate bar as well as been a featured DJ at Margate Soul Festival, Luxury Soul Weekend in Blackpool, Soul Family Affair Weekend, Hunstanton, Norfolk as well as the Salou Soul Holiday, Costa Dourada in Spain, The Portugal Soul Weekender, The Kavos Soul & Reggae Week, Corfu, BolSoul, Croatia, Lagoona Soul, Hisaronu, Turkey as well as been one of the residents @ Sweet Sensation, Love Injection, Jive, Luton, The Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London and Ruby Soul and the skill and passion is still very much there for all to see and enjoy. Jon also presents MI WEEKEND BREAKFAST on MiSoul Radio from 7-9am GMT on DAB+ in London, Brighton, Manchester & Glasgow and globally on www.mi-soul.com Oh yes!
Jon was also once a pop star but don’t ask him about that!