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Jonathan Lisle


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“If Zabiela is Sasha’s talent spot, Lisle is very much John Digweed’s ” (DJ Mag)

Jonathan has been collecting house music since 1989 when as a 15yr old graffiti artist he was blown away by A Guy Called Gerald’s ‘Voodoo Ray’. Having collected hip hop since 1986, this record opened Jonathan to a sound that would become his lifetime’s passion.

This devotion to vinyl continued and finally after 6 years of going to clubs like Hacienda, Soak, Havana, Renaissance and mixing tapes and phasing records on 2 hi fis, he was at last able to afford his own decks.

One of the few to make the transition from bedroom to main room, Jonathan now plays regularly for Bedrock and has played all over the world for clubs such as Spundae and Liqufied. Furthering his passion he now also works for Bedrock Breaks in an A&R capacity.

‘Discovered’ by John Digweed in 2001, who was so impressed with his unique sound and his live sets, he invited him to do a guest mix on his Kiss FM show in May and play at Bedrock. The mix was so good it gained Jonathan instant recognition throughout the industry, prompting unheard of comparisons with what many regard as the greatest dance mix of all time, John and Sasha’s Northern Exposure 2 cd.

Jonathan followed that by playing, in the opinion of many of those who were there, the set of the night at Bedrock’s 3rd Birthday. After the crowds reaction to Jonathan’s set, John was so impressed, he asked him to warm-up for him and DJ Three at the Bedrock Xmas party in Brighton, a different set but, again, the same result.

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  • gotawesome

    I haven't heard anything from Lisle in years, is he still around? "Autobiography" still gets plenty of spins!

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • skopp888

    Lisle is not Digweed's boy anymore. After him was Zabiela, then Guy J, and I don't know who now

    29 Apr 2010 Reply