Liner Notes 15: Jonny Nash
New Amsterdam resident Jonny Nash can be called unique in his kind. Originally hailing from Scotland, Nash – who goes through life as a musician, producer and DJ – developed a passionate love for music from a very early age on. Whilst buying his first turntables at 15, getting into jungle and drum ‘n bass right after that, he found out about the beloved music from Detroit and Chicago. Though it was the time Nash moved to Japan and met revered diggers like Chee Shimizu that got him into the – as he calls it – ‘weirdo disco/italo/cosmic thing’ (“we listened to a lot of Daniele Baldelli and Beppe Loda mixes”) he’s also known for nowadays. What followed was a time full of organizing his own parties with Shimizu (‘Discossession’), meeting and digging with Tako Reyenga (Music From Memory) for ambient and new age records after he moved back to Europe in 2005 and getting schooled on how to produce from Ralf Beck in Dusseldorf later on.
Now, years later, the crowd got introduced to Nash as part of the three-headed group Gaussian Curve (together with Gigi Masin and Young Marco), as the label boss of the well-famed Melody As Truth and the guy who just put out his new album ‘Eden’. It goes without saying that it’s a great pleasure to have Nash contributing to the Liner Notes series by Red Light Radio and Sonos, which is already the 15th on the counter. “The mix reflects a combination of some recent tracks I found, plus some pieces by artists who have had a big influence on my music”, Nash says about his addition. “Whilst my productions have tended to be on a mellow side, my DJ-sets really move all over the place.” Await a broad blend of artists including Urban Tribe, Moby, Jon Hassell, Shed and Tony Drake. Jump on board and dive in.