This week’s Mix Of The Week goes to one of Ireland’s techno pioneers, Jon Hussey. Jon’s trailblazer of a set at Fuinneamh Festival rounded off another festival season in style with this cracking display of techno from start to finish. Expect no less than hard-as-nails dance music for this one. It really goes off!
Jon Hussey‘s name carries a significant amount of weight when it comes to Irish techno. Through playing alongside some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jeff Mills, Joey Beltram, The Advent, Neil Landstrumm, Thomas P Heckmann and more to playing across Europe in some of the most desired clubs. Jon has frequently played in Berlin over the years and notably played alongside Mark Broom in the infamous Tresor.
Jon’s precision when it comes to production runs deep, as he aims to craft techno in its purest form. This results in compositions that are constantly rolling and packed with intricate rhythmic touches, but when speaking about Jon, categorising is utterly pointless, as his evolution as a DJ and producer is incessant. Jon boasts releases on a number of Irish imprints such as Earwiggle, Delinquent Delivery and RLSD Records. His collaborations with the late Stuey Lyons are thought to be some of his best work, having received widespread notoriety and support from some of the leading techno DJs in the world. Jon has also had the pleasure of having his work remixed by Japanese techno icon Takaaki Itoh.
This mix, in particular, is one that instantly stands out from the rest, as Jon utilises his knowledge and wisdom as an artist to create something incredible with this recording acting as the evidence. Jon epitomises exactly what a perfect techno festival set should be as he gradually intros the mix and builds the intensity and energy across the course of the hour, leaving nothing to be desired while the crowd yearns for more. If you are looking for a lesson in groundbreaking track selection and divine technique gathered from years of dedication, look no further.
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