Berlin based Brit Jonty Skrufff is an ADE moderator/ consultant, reflecting his extensive experience working as an international DJ, producer, journalist and founder of independent press agency Skrufff.com.
Specialising in stories about music, clubs, sex, drugs, politics and alternative culture he regularly DJs from the Balkans to Brazil and has remixed the likes of MOTOR & Dare & Haste.
Adding DJing to the mix in 2004, he’s since traveled the world several times, spinning at superclubs, festivals and underground parties in 25 countries, everywhere from Japan to Czech Republic and Bosnia to Brazil.
Taking up producing in 2008, his first release (a remix of Lithuanian producer Andy Lau’s Keep It Cool) earned the immediate support of Ed Banger chief Pedro Winter (‘sounds loud! I like it. I'll play it for sure’) and Alex ‘Boys Noize’ Ridha (‘'yo Jonty; I like it’) while his next remix (of MOTOR’s 2009 release Death Rave) gained props from Soulwax and the Chemical Brothers.
“Nice one on the track-the Youtube looks good.” Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers)
“LOVE Death Rave! Will play it for sure.” Soulwax
The ferocious take-no-prisoners techno anthem (dubbed Jonty Skrufff’s Revved Up Remix) came out on T Raumschmiere’s Shitkatapult in Europe initially, then Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records in the US and each time was selected as the only Death Rave remix released by each label.
In January 2010, Jonty’s remix was singled out by highly respected French independent music organisation Qwartz, who selected it as one of seven nominees for their Best Track of 2009 Award in their ‘Dancefloor/ Clubbing’ category (selected from 4,077 tracks the judges considered).
Simultaneously teaming up with Judge Jules, the pair created Trainwreck, a pile driving big-room techno slammer which appeared on Jules’ 2009 artist album Bring The Noise. The BBC Radio 1 star (a long term supporter of Skrufff) also lent his full backing to Jonty’s next remix, of Dare & Haste’s Ghost Machine which came out in 2010 on Advanced Recordings.
Jules played the Jonty Skrufff’s Gothic Horror Remix’ for two weeks running on Radio 1 branding it ‘excellent’ matching the reactions of DJs including Laurent Garnier (‘your remix kicks ass!') and Sasha (‘I love your remix, it fits brilliantly into my set’) and Mixmag who declared ‘dancefloor mayhem. Loving Jonty Skrufff's mix."