Line Up Announcement – DJ Jonty (The Fishtank)
Here at RRHQ, we are very excited to announce yet another superb addition to the Riba Rocks line up.
Jonty’s adventure in music started in the late 1980’s, initially promoting blues parties and live music in the North of England then moving on to DJ’ing at warehouse raves and underground parties in London. Back in the day, his sound blended twisted acid beats with hands in the air piano house and the retro rare groove popular throughout the London scene. Always focused on moving the crowd whatever it takes, Jonty is known for varying musical styles within his sets – a skill honed by the best part of 20 years as a professional DJ working every kind of dancefloor from barely legal venues “liberated” in the name of raving to the finest functions throughout Europe in his guise as the in-house DJ to a major events company.
However, he is best known for being resident DJ and promoter of “The Fishtank” a legendary monthly night that ran in London and Portsmouth for more than 10 years under the manifesto of “hard uplifing house”. Jonty’s role was to provide a range of funky progressive grooves to complement the out and out banging sets offered by guests such as Pete Wardman, and he can still be relied on to rock the floor with everything from underground anthems to forgotten classics mixed with fresher cuts. With plenty of carefully chosen up front new beats and a shed load of big tunes in his luggage, Jonty’s musical journey continues to Riba Rocks and you’ve got a ticket to ride…