Complex Sessions 071 - Jon Dasilva
Jon Dasilva is a DJ who was there, witnessed, and help shape the very beginning of UK club culture. As a resident at the fabled Hacienda club in Manchester, he was quite literally at ground zero in witnessing the birth of a generation. The legend of his sets are still influencing contemporary club culture today with references and citations throughout multiple electronic music genres.
Like a lot of his contemporaries at the time, Jon managed to carve out a distinct sound for himself, and this has been referenced over and over again as being hugely influential by many of his peers. His ideas behind the decks were so game-changing and influential, he’s always been considered one step ahead. Not that this was a deliberate decision on his behalf. Jon is a natural when it comes to selection and so, the music just flows in ways that keep you effortlessly engaged. It’s always imaginative and never forced.
Complex Magazine have caught up with Jon ahead of a night of rave history taking place at The Beams, London 29th October 2022 featuring the man himself along with a whole host of talent.
He has delivered a typically remarkable mix of music in Complex Sessions 071: Jon Dasilva. One listen to a set by Jon and you can hear that there is a master at work. You can immediately recognise why he is so revered by luminaries throughout the electronic musical spectrum. Lacing acid house with deep house, infusing acapellas, and taking tracks from decades ago, giving them a new lease of life. It’s all in the works of Jon Dasilva and it is why he is still regarded as hugely influential today. He typically trawls through music for days, finding what is getting the juices flowing at the moment – and that is on full display here.
You can check out the sublime mix below.