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NINJON / Jonathan Spijkers


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hello! My name is Jonathan Spijkers a.k.a. DJ NINJON ! I'm from the great city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I've been an electronic music DJ for nearly 20 years ever since I experienced my first electronic music event at Montreal's legendary SONA nightclub. I immediately fell in love with the music and knew that had I to be part of the local scene. Shortly after SONA closed it's door (RIP) I managed to land my first nightclub promoter job at an equally legendary space known to the locals as ARIA Afterhours where I was blessed with countless opportunities to work with/for many great international artists. I remember freezing outside in the middle of winter while handing out tickets and flyers to fill the house for respected artists such as John Digweed, Carl Cox, Deep Dish, Steve Lawlor, Marco Carola, Mistress Barbara, Green Velvet, Infected Mushroom, Boy George, Junkie XL……to name a few ; not to mention an endless roster of local talents as well. The experiences I had were beyond influential to my own growth and artistic development as a DJ….I'm in it for life and will love it until the end !


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


My tastes vary from hard techno to house. When I relax I'll even occasionally listen to drum and bass. But….when it comes to playing for people I've been leaning towards melodic progressive house over the years and I've genuinely developed a comfort zone within the genre…..I'm constantly digging for beautiful and edgy sounds for the mind and body. I've developed a reputation for having a very defined "avant-gardiste" style when it comes to the way I blend and mix my tracks. I try to keep my sound mature, technical and mental to cover a full spectrum of emotion rather than relying on the more traditional 4×4 "overlap" mixing style……I aim to make people feel, think, move and most importantly experience the music. As dj's we are responsible for giving an experience to the listener on the dance floor….our product is a moment in time that people don't want to forget.


What´s new right now?


Well….great question. I'll be honest…..I am really pushing to have more live gigs and would truly love to take my experience on the road and see what other cities have to offer….I'm ready for it….there is so much great music out there and every city has it's gem. I'm currently focused on my weekly broadcast on HNT radio (HOUSE NATION TORONTO) every thursday night and things have been growing consistently over the past few months since my first broadcast with the station. I'm open to take on new territory and collaborate with like minded artists and give things a solid push for the summer season that is right around the corner. As I always say……TRUTH IS IN THE SOUND!! Thank you and enjoy your day ?

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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?



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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?



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How do you personally discover new music?



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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-spijkers

https://www.facebook.com/ninjon

https://www.mixcloud.com/jonathan-spijkers/

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