Swedish producer and DJ Jonas Rathsman makes his return to Montreal this Friday to play renowned afterhours venue Stereo alongside Tara Brooks and Montreal’s very-own Simply City.
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 and remixes. He has justly garnered a global reputation for an undoubted ability to work a dance-floor with fine craft.
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.
After numerous hits and huge remixes like ‘Wolfsbane’, ‘Bringing You Down’ and ‘Tobago’, Rathsman reached a new level leading to festival performances worldwide at Parklife (UK), Lost Village (UK), Wildlife (UK), Hideout (Croatia), Woogie Weekender (US), Wonderland (Netherlands), Electric Zoo (US) and CRSSD (US) alongside club appearances at Warehouse Project , Space Ibiza, Phonox.
This reputation also 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.
In 2017 Rathsman’s ELEMENTS brand would continue to flourish, reaching its tenth installment and now extending to one off events that saw him sell out Autumn Street Studios – a five-hundred capacity warehouse space in the east of London. An organic connection was growing both with fans and piers, a connection that would lead to the launch of the ELEMENTS record label which would launch with Rathsman’s own ‘Within Borders’ EP.
With ELEMENTS quickly growing into the go-to place to discover underground music and his 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.