I first starting writing and producing music back in 1998 but I will be the first to admit, I ain't no musician. I guess through the love of playing so much quality music over the years, I had to eventually start making it myself. My first set-up was an Atari STE running Sequencer One with a Yamaha CS-1x synth and an SU-10 sampler. A good friend also gave me a classic Roland Juno-106 and together with a 16 channel mixer and a Mini-Disc to master onto, I was away. My first venture was fellow Party Tribe DJ and a very good friend Eddie Taurus. By coincidence, we were both expecting to become fathers at about the same time, so we wrote and produced a track called "Baby Bouncer" which used the Juno-106 to great effect with that classic "I Like To Move It" bassline. While the finishing touches were happening to Baby Bouncer, I also started another project with fellow Techno DJ Kafka. KvsM was a demo project of 4 Techno tracks, one of while featured on a Daily Mirror cover CD back in 1999.
Then followed my first album, "What's Inside Me?" penned under the name "Paranoid Jon" and released on mp3.com. A few of the tracks actually charted quite high on their charts, including a Gabba Techno track which sampled Alien Resurrection which hit No1 on the Techno charts for 4 weeks in a row and i actually managed to sell a few copies of that album. The following year I released "Who Am I?" also on mp3.com but it also got a release on peoplesound.com. This album wasn't as successful as the first but did feature some good tracks including 2 Drum and Bass tracks, one main again with Eddie Taurus.
Then in 2012, through difficult circumstances I was forced to move from West Wales to Scotland. I'm not going into why but it was a lot to do with needing to work. This move did bring a very positive side to my music creative side, that being now I was earning a real wage, I could afford to upgrade my kit and start making music using decent hardware and software. The result of this was my 3rd album (but first under Dean Marcel) "Eventually". Released in 2018, this album features 14 tracks which are mainly Techno or Tech-House in origin but there are some nice electric fillers plus a Dub Reggae track to finish with.