Music was always important to Jon, having learned to play drums
as well as guitar at a very young age. Having been influenced early
by hip hop and disco Jon later took interest in afro cuban jazz before
finally settling in with house music.
Djing for over 10 years Jon Delerious continues to refine his skills
as one of Canada's leading musical innovators. Starting on a set
of home turntables and a mixer he picked up at radio shack, Jon
has felt the world move as his own breed of house music surfaced.
With his first release on Fiction records and another soon to follow
on Canada's acclaimed Nordic Trax label, DJ Delerious is poised
to take listeners somewhere they have never been before.
Jon's ability affords him exposure all over North America in a territory
spanning New York to Toronto to Vancouver including all Canadian
cities. Sharing the limelight with Jon have been such influential
minds as John Acquaviva, Christian Smith, Bad Boy Bill, Evil Eddie
Richards, Misstress Barbara, Nick Holder, Ritchie Hawtin, DJ Dan,
Trevor Rockliffe, Johnny Fiasco, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Steve Loria
and Lafleche. Attaining this level of success isn't an overnight
accomplishment. Years ago Jon began throwing lots of small parties
and established himself as a founder of the house scene in Calgary,
his home town. These raves saw growth from a couple hundred souls
to well over 3000 as today's electronica phenomenon continues to
take hold. Additionally he has aided the growth of the Calgary
club scene having held many different residencies, been guest to
almost all of Calgary's underground rituals and organized to import
attractions that both amaze and astound.
What does the future mean to Jon? Most certainly an opportunity to
dream up unusual things to entertain and amuse. He would like to
continue to record music and produce records as an outlet for his
dreams. Travel holds interest for Jon and he has recently wed.
He would like to learn more musical instruments to strengthen his
sonic sense and lastly, to continue to share in the evolution of
the vibe, wherever it may be.