Made with ❤️ by Gones – © All Rights Reserved 2020
Gones and music, a story that has been going on for many years. This passion began in 1982 with a few trumpet notes, before he discovered his father’s turntable and started collecting records.
His DJ career really started in 1988, at the dawn of the golden age of Hip-Hop. Gones then immersed himself in learning turntablism and shared the stage with Alliance Ethnik, IAM, Buckshot LeFonque and The Roots.
His first trip to New York was a revelation. Also looking into the emergence of House culture, he discovers the mythical clubs Palladium, Sound Factory, Shelter House and the sets of Funk Master Flex, François K, Louie Vega, Kid Capri and many others. He makes the Inner City track « Big Fun » an indispensable part of his record collection.
Inspired by « Black Music », be it Soul, Jazz, Funk or World Music, Gones gathers its audience around rhythms from a varied repertoire, taking care of its technique as well as its selection.
An uncompromising approach that can be found in his show, the GHETTOBLASTERSHOW, broadcast for more than 10 years on Campus Fm Toulouse and in streaming on Mixcloud and iTunes.
A one-hour mix without musical borders, a journey through times and styles. With nearly 400 shows and 21,000 followers, the show was voted best radio show at the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2017 (Funk/Soul category).
Proud representative of the Japanese label JAZZY SPORT, he also produces ENDLESS FLIGHT, a monthly mix of Jazz, Future Soul and Broken Beat.
Founder of SOULITUDE MUSIC, he organizes for 10 years BOOGIE DOWN BY GONESTHEDJ, an evening dedicated to dance in all its states. An unmissable event for many international DJ’s of the funk and hip-hop scene who meet there to share the decks with Gones.
Last born, THE JAZZ ROOM WITH GONES, an event around all the Jazz that leads to dance.
Eager for encounters and discoveries, Gones travels.
From Poland to Costa Rica, from the United States to Germany via Japan and the Middle East, he distils sets mixing Jazz, Hip-Hop, Disco/Funk, Afro-Latin, House and shares the decks with Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia, Dj Muro, Lefto, Andrés, Grand Master Flash, Frankie Knuckles (rip), DJ Spinna…
Since then, he has been resident DJ (with DJ Suspect and Mr Critical) of the inevitable Brussels party STRICTLY NICENESS where he officiates every two months alongside its founder: DJ Kwak