The CONDUIT // 025 – Jonra

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// Jonra //

We bounce back down to SoCal to check in with L.A. DJ and producer Jonra, founder of the decade old Designforms label. The guy has remained on point all these years because he’s got excellent taste in music and puts out releases that have some character and depth. He’s also worked with one of our favorite producers – Lucas Rodenbush AKA E.B.E. and makes excellent downtempo tracks under the guise The Storytellerz. Here he shows us what his label is all about – rich tech-house that is actually both and reflects the seasonless, permanent summer vibe of the City of Angeles with references to surfing and other distinct elements of Southern California life that we simply cannot get enough of.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Jonra is a long-time visionary of the Los Angeles electronic music scene. He has collected records for a better part of his life and draws from such pioneering influences as Kraftwerk, Yaz and Level 42. Since 1990, he has been a persistent fixture in the LA underground, having experienced such legendary SoCal events as Flammable Liquid, Fresh Produce and Citrus Sonic parties, and has also been host to several of his own parties, booking such influential talent as Mark Grant, John Tejada, Mike Clark, Carl Craig, Dan Bell, Titonton Duvante, and Dan Curtin amongst others. Jonra continues to develop Designforms, pushing ahead a forward thinking sound that asks the questions.

// Links //

http://www.designforms.com
http://soundcloud.com/designforms-research
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonra-Babiracki/166563533381519

// Current Releases //

Zumbi – Ricardo Morandini (Jonra’s Dawn Patrol Remix) – DesignForms
e:machinery – Against The World (Jonra Remix) – DesignForms
Jonra – Telephone Man EP – DesignForms

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