Monday, February 23rd, sub:culture’s own Jon Martin opens for Francois K for Deep Space at Cielo.
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sub:culture creator Jon Martin is a respected DJ, event producer and strategic business consultant based in New York City.
The child of two sociologists with deep roots in the Civil Rights movement and New York’s bohemian counterculture, Jon Martin grew up at the intersection of art, culture and grassroots political activism. In his mid-teens, he parlayed his passion for music into a street promotion gig, distributing flyers for clubs like Red Zone, Palladium and Tunnel while amassing a vast record collection and making slip-cue mixtapes for his high school friends.
A few years later, working in a coat check job at Twilo, he established lifelong friendships with notable nightlife figures including Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles, who introduced him to a cadre of legendary nightlife figures including Nicky Siano, Tedd Patterson and Eric Kupper, and taught him the basics of mixing, controlling a system and working a dancefloor. Knuckles was also a tremendous musical influence, schooling Jon inside the DJ booth of his Sound Factory Bar residency, as well as in the recording studio.
Martin quickly established several small weekly DJ residencies at downtown bars and lounges at which he would cut his teeth playing a broad spectrum of genres and styles. Through these gigs, and working as part of the production team behind local cable show GrooveTV and at now-defunct dance label Rampage Music, Jon began producing larger events at Times Square’s flagship arcade Barcode as well as clubs throughout Manhattan, including Ohm, Cheetah, Club New York, Centro-Fly and 667 Bar Gallery Lounge.
Leaving Rampage for a coveted Digital Content Director position at King Street Sounds, he continued to produce events, both on his own and in conjunction with the label, and contributed to the success of artists and projects including Ananda Project, Dennis Ferrer, Steal Vybe and Underground Artists United for Life.
Jon also provided web development and strategic marketing services for many high-profile DJs, including Knuckles, Kerri Chandler, Eric Kupper, Soundman Shorty and Todd Terry, while consulting with an even wider assortment of well-known labels and artists, from UK heavy hitter Defected and jazz-centric ObliqSound to underground pioneer David Mancuso, with whom Jon had developed a deep friendship after finding his way to one of Mancuso’s legendary Loft parties in the early 2000’s.
Jon created the sub:culture brand to provide an opportunity to funnel all of these disparate energies into one direction. Producing weekly events in New York and annually in Miami for the Winter Music Conference and playing several small European tours, as well as a weekly mixshow “Life Will Make You Dance” on CyberJamz internet radio, Jon has made numerous appearances on terrestrial, internet and satellite radio both in the United States and internationally.
Today, Jon continues on his mission to deliver “the medicine in the music” with his private House of Love parties and other sub:culture events, his involvement with husband Craig Roseberry’s KID Recordings label, and as a staff contributor to both David Mancuso’s Loft Parties and Starvue Loft in Bushwick.
Here’s a special mix by Jon Martin especially for the occasion:
Deep Space is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident DJ François K. live on the mixing board with special guests.
Since the party’s launch in 2003, Deep Space has featured a who’s who of well known and then emerging artists from around the world representing a stunning array of musical styles that Deep Space is known for integrating into its open minded aesthetic. While the mission of Deep Space remains committed to sharing a love of dub, a vast, under-appreciated musical direction, the party has invited a great range of guest artists to share their creative dub mixing approaches to all things spacey, psychedelic and mind-bending.
From dubstep pioneers such as Mala, Goth-Trad, and Digital Mystikz, to house, techno & disco icons such as Giorgio Moroder, Dimitri from Paris, Theo Parrish, Rhythm & Sound, Ron Trent, Carl Craig, Joe Claussell, Derrick May, to cutting edge producers and taste-makers such as Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mr. Scruff, DJ Spooky and dub legends such as Adrian Sherwood with Pinch, Mutabaruka and U-Roy, and Brazilian icons Otto with Carlinhos Brown and plenty of live musical and dance performers, Deep Space continues to be a magnet for attracting many of electronic dance music’s most innovative artists. Almost all of the guest artists who play at Deep Space create truly one-of-kind, crate-digging "Deep Space sets."
Deep Space has been presented abroad at the Big Chill Festival (UK), Plastic People (UK), TDK Cross Central Festival (UK), Space Lab Yellow (Japan), Café Jamaica (Japan), Precious Hall (Japan), Phase (Japan), throughout France, in Berlin, Denmark, SONAR Festival in Barcelona and across the U.S. In 2010 Deep Space received a dedicated night at Burning Man’s Disorient camp. In 2004 Deep Space was nominated for “Best Club Night” by the internationally televised “DanceStar USA” awards. In 2005 & 2006 François K. won “Best Resident DJ Award” at the Club World Awards held in Miami. Deep Space was named “Best Party 2004” in Time Out New York. Deep Space was nominated for “Best Party,” at the Club World Awards 2006 and 2007. New York Magazine featured Deep Space in the “Best of New York 2006” issue. In 2013 Do Androids Dance lauded Deep Space as one of “The 10 Best Club Nights in the US.” In 2005 Deep Space NYC Vol. 1, a compilation mixed by François K., was released on Wave Music’s imprint Deep Space Media to critical acclaim.
No dress code – just an open mind.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington Street and 9th Avenue
SUBWAYS: A, C, E, 1, 9, 2 or 3 to 14th St; L to 8th Ave.
For eflyers for free admission, exclusive announcements & deep discounts to future Deep Space parties please join Deep Space SELECTOR (our weekly newsletter) at: www.deepspacenyc.com
For dub-inspired music from Deep Space Media, please visit:www.wavemusic.com/wave-label/9