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Jon O'Bir Biography
Official website: www.jonobir.comJon’s life changed back in September 2002 when he won a DJ competition for Passion and M8 magazine, beating 300 other aspiring DJ’s. Godskitchen soon offered Jon a residency and the prospect of a fledging career as Britain's next DJ sensation.
Appearances on the Essential selection and Fergie’s Radio 1 show as well as a trip to Holland for a guest mix on Armin van Buuren’s popular’ A State of Tra
nce’ show propelled his name to a wider audience.
In 2005 Jon made an appearance on the world famous ‘Essential Mix’ and in 2006 Radio 1 offered Jon a slot on ‘The Residency’ alongside 6 other DJ’s including Eddie Halliwell and Nic Fanciulli in which they presented 6 of their own shows, broadcast live on the UK’s most listened to radio station.
He also became involved in Radio 1 events such as ‘One Big Weekend’ in Sunderland and Radio 1’s ’10 years in Ibiza’ live from Space, Ibiza, this showcased Jon’s talent to a huge audience. After the success of ‘The Residency’, Jon started his own monthly show ‘Ways & Means’ which continues to grow in popularity with listeners and with various worldwide radio stations airing the show on a regular basis.
During his residency at Godskitchen, Jon gained respect from DJ’s and clubbers for his flawless warm up and energetic peak time sets. He showed how diverse his resident skills were by warming up for Sasha, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk and many more big name acts. He also kept the dance floor rocking, playing after these A-list DJ’s. Playing at Air and other huge Godskitchen events, such as Global Gathering, other clubs and other big events soon filled up Jon’s diary, these included Homelands, Gatecrasher, Slinky and international venues in U.S.A, Asia and Europe. Jon still plays regular Godskitchen events despite the residency ending in 2006 and as each month progresses more and more venues show their interests in booking this skilled artist.
Jon has been as hot in the studio as he has been on the DJ circuit. One of his early productions ‘Ways & Means’ was named after his radio show and which was also remixed by Trance god Paul van Dyk, became a huge release in 2008. His debut album ‘From Within’ followed shortly after, with Paul van Dyk again being involved, releasing it on the massive Vandit Records. 2010 was a very successful year for O’Bir’s productions. ‘Out of Touch’, ‘Never Enough’ ‘Stringer’ and ‘Found A Way’ all delivered with plays from all the top jocks and 2 high acclaimed Beatport Trance number 1’s in ‘Never Enough’ and ‘Found A Way’, the latter being included in Armin van Buuren’s top 10 tracks of 2010.
2011 will see Jon release his second artist album and with him still only in his mid 20’s the future looks very promising for this talented act.
Armin van Buuren:
"I've been impressed with Jon's recent production work as Aira Force and his A&R work for conspiracy. The man is clearly on a mission to push his own unique trance sound. He's still young and has already established his name with the trance elite. He can only get bigger. Don't say I haven't told you so."
Paul van Dyk:
"Jon O'Bir is without doubt one of the most exciting producers in the world today. A major up & coming talent that has developed within the shortest time through his highly acclaimed, cutting-edge productions and sets into a leader of next generations DJs and producers. His music is on the spot with warm, beautiful and captivating melodies, reflecting his passion and enthusiasm for electronic dance music. Jon's inspired productions are becoming a standard for the best in melodic, electronic dance music and guarantee a bright future for this young and promising talent. "
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