Does this guy need an introduction? Probably not, but incase you some how missed this rising star shoot to the TOP of dance music charts in one form or another, here is a little bit about who he is.
You’re going to LOVE him.
Name: Jonas Rathsman
Show Name: ELEMENTS Mix Series
Frequency: Bi – monthly. You can make an hour spare for this show, I’m certain 😉
Most known for: His track Wolfsbane (link to https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Wolfsbane)
It was crowned ‘Essential New Tune’ by Pete Tong and went on to be hailed the ‘Tune Of Miami Music Week’ by Beatport, hitting the Top 10 of their Deep House Chart along the way. And his remix of Sam Smith, that was propped as ‘the best remix of 2014’ by Zane Lowe.
Genre: Electronic, House & Techno – He’s one of those cool cats that just defines his own genre as he goes along.
Supported by: Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Solomun, Danny Howard, Guy Gerber, Adriatique , Jackmaster Skream, Joris Voorn, Booka Shade, Danny Daze, Joseph Capriati, Damian Lazarus, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Rudimental to name just a few.
Played at: Parklife (UK), Lost Village (UK), Wildlife (UK), Hideout (Croatia), Woogie Weekender (U.S), Wonderland (Netherlands), Electric Zoo (U.S), CRSSD (U.S) and Boxed Off (Ireland) alongside club appearances at Warehouse Project (UK), Space (Ibiza), Watergate (Germany), Phonox (UK), Showcase (France), WesterUnie (Netherlands), earning him the reputation the world over as a DJ’s DJ.
About the show: ELEMENTS is born from Jonas Rathsman’s connection with the natural world and his passion for throwing parties in remote and undiscovered locations. Each mix is a showcase of new and exclusive music from artist and labels that Jonas loves. It has been the trusted starting point for release from the likes of Bicep, Booka Shade, Damian Lazarus and more. Each episode tells it own story, building from an engaging melodic introduction through to a club focused tracks that you will hear Jonas playing in his DJ sets. The supporting conceptual artwork is an extension on Jonas’ imagination for our of this world locations.
You can check out his show here: http://www.elements-series.com
Since being named BBC Radio 1’s ‘Future Star of 2013’ by one of dance music’s most respected DJs – Pete Tong, Jonas Rathsman has gone on to exceed all expectations with a string of first class releases, remixes and an undoubted ability to work a dancefloor.
Born and raised in a small village in Western Sweden, Rathsman furthered his passion for music at the age of 18 when he began organising parties at numerous clubs in Gothenburg, quickly rising through the underground hierarchy of Sweden´s second largest city. Together with his close friend Fredrik Nyberg, aka DJ NIBC, they started releasing material under the alias Stuffa, which came to a climax with the release of their third single ‘Proof’ on the prominent house label, Defected.
Soon after, it was Rathsman’s decision to abandon all pseudonyms and release his distinctive productions under his own name that proved to be the turning point in his career.
Closing 2014 with a timeless underground anthem – a remix for global star Sam Smith – kicked of the Swede’s next chapter and marked the start of his two most career defining years to date. Rathsman’s remix of ‘Like I Can’ caught the attention of Annie Mac, who instantly premiered it on her Friday night show, Pete Tong who made it his ‘Essential New Tune’ and Danny Howard, where it became #1 on his ‘Dance Anthems’ show. Rarely have remixes made such an impact.
Proving that he was more than a great remixer, Rathsman’s highly anticipated follow up came in the form of ‘Wolfsbane’ which was first tested out on the packed out dancefloor of Space Ibiza whilst supporting Disclosure. The crowd’s reaction to the track was so strong that it cemented the duo’s feeling that ‘Wolfsbane’ was the track with which to launch their new imprint, Method White. After picking up early club support from Solomun, Guy Gerber, Adriatique and Jackmaster it was crowned ‘Essential New Tune’ again by Pete Tong and went on to be hailed the ‘Tune Of Miami Music Week’ by Beatport, hitting the Top 10 of their Deep House Chart along the way.
This release took Rathsman to a new level leading to festival performances worldwide at Parklife (UK), Lost Village (UK), Wildlife (UK), Hideout (Croatia), Woogie Weekender (U.S), Wonderland (Netherlands), Electric Zoo (U.S), CRSSD (U.S) and Boxed Off (Ireland) alongside club appearances at Warehouse Project (UK), Space (Ibiza), Phonox (UK), La Machine (France), Toffler (Netherlands), earning him the reputation the world over as a DJ’s DJ.
In June 2015, this reputation led to an invitation to do the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix gaining him widespread support from fans and piers alike. Motivated by the positive response, Rathsman set about releasing more mixes and soon announced the launch of ELEMENTS – a bi-monthly mix series curated by himself.
Inspired by the natural world surrounding him in his beloved Sweden, the series set a genre-blurring sonic exploration in motion solidifying Rathsman’s skills as a world class selector.
First featured on his Essential Mix as a white label, his next big release came in the form of the now named ‘New Generation’ via Kompakt Records imprint KX. Receiving notable early support from Skream, Joris Voorn, and Booka Shade, the track quickly sold out the first vinyl release and for the third successive time for Rathsman, it was crowned Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’ on BBC Radio 1.
Performances at BPM Festival (Mexico) and Bugged Out Weekender (UK) followed by tours of North America and Australia set the tone for a busy 2016, as Rathsman was invited by Solomun to release ‘Cobalt’ on Diynamic Music’s latest instalment of the ‘Four To The Floor’ series. Lining up alongside Pig & Dan, Guy Mantzur and ANNA, ‘Cobalt’ launched with a fourth ‘Essential New Tune’ on BBC Radio 1 and flew at club level with support from Danny Daze, Joseph Capriati and Damian Lazarus.
Taking his support one step further, in June 2016 Damian Lazarus pushed Rathsman’s next underground anthem ‘Complex’ featuring Australian songwriter Josef Salvat through own imprint, Crosstown Rebels. After playing the record across his Miami Winter Music Conference performances, he reported that ‘Complex’ was “receiving hands in the air welcomes and even a sit down ovation” and it eventually made the grade for an astonishing fifth ‘Essential New Tune’.
With remixes for Tiga and Booka Shade to come this year and his own collective and fashion brand ‘Uniforms for the Dedicated’ driving forward, Rathsman is set for a hugely exciting future confirming all notions that this versatile Swede is most definitely here to stay.
Jonas Rathsman – New Generation/Conium [KX]
Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane [Method White]
Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith – Omen (Jonas Rathsman Remix) [PMR/Island]
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix) Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune 31.10.14
Duke Dumont – I Got U (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Tensnake – Love Sublime (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Monkey Safari – Come Down (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
London Grammar – Strong (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
ELEMENTS Mix Series
Diynamic Music Radio Show July
BBC Radio Essential Mix – June 15
Deep House Amsterdam – Mixtape #133
The Warehouse Project – WHP14 Mix 001
BBC Radio 1 – Pete Tong ‘Future Star’ Feature