Given his exposure to musicianship and classical theory from the young age of 8, it’s no surprise that Canadian small-town native Zach Jones aka Z jones had such an insatiable enthusiasm and taste for music. As a boy he learned the theory and style behind contemporary jazz and blues, and became a self-taught master of improvisation and creative ability. He expressed these talents in numerous groups throughout his years in school, recording in both studio and live settings as well as playing late night shows in cramped, smoke-filled pubs.
But as with any growing talent, Zach’s tastes became more fine-tuned. With his perfectionist tendencies in the studio increasingly more apparent, his musical direction began to change as he developed and interest in sound engineering and design. Inspired by modern day electronica groups like Bonobo, Four Tet, and Telepopmusik, he began using the skills he fine-tuned in the studio to create unique digital instruments, use samples, and add digital effects to create depth and intricacy in his productions.
In the summer of 2010, he travelled through Europe with nothing more than a laptop, a pair of headphones, and the clothes on his back. He spent time being exposed to the Amsterdam and Paris dance scene and delved deeper into the realm of electronic music and its culture. He spent his time networking, clubbing, creating music, and he returned to Canada in the fall with a new found inspiration and musical direction.
Z Jones quickly moved up the ranks as a local DJ, showcasing his ability opening for acts like Laidback Luke and Swanky Tunes. He gained both summer and annual residencies as one of the Guelph favorites at the largest and most popular clubs, Opus Lounge and The Palace,
The beginning of 2013 shows another change of pace for the young 22 year old Canadian producer with his inaugural big room tech release on Provoke and continued residency at the cities largest nightclub. If this is any indication of what’s to come, you can expect big things from Z Jones.