Every once in a while on this scene of ours, the stars align and a new name spins out across the cosmos. In 2012 that name is Laura Jones.
A protégé under the Visionquest banner and nurtured under the wings of Leftroom, Laura exploded into the public consciousness in 2011 with her deep and intrinsically melodic vision of house. Her ‘Live A Little’ track was included on the ‘Visionquest Spring’ sampler, and her breakthrough single ‘Love In Me’ stormed the Beatport chart and held the no.1 spot for several consecutive weeks – the second time courtesy of stellar remixes from Maceo Plex, Kate Simko and Eats Everything.
With both her music and DJ sets now resonating across dancefloors worldwide, Laura has laid the groundwork for another year in the limelight. Highlights of the year, so far, include her breakthrough DJ set at Ibiza’s Circoloco Opening Party in May where, returning to the club which first planted the seed of a career in dance music, her energetic and hugely well received set - to a packed main room – saw her instantly rebooked for another set in July. Another dream ticked off. Further highlights of the 2012 tour calendar are a return to club hotspots Fabric, a debut at Riccione’s Cocorico, a debut tour of Latin America (including D-Edge and Warung) and festival performances at SW4, Mysteryland, Decibel and Piknic Electronik.
With a touring schedule which would be the envy of even the most seasoned act, studio time is increasingly hard to find, yet the in-demand producer has a star-spangled release schedule this year, including remixing Hollis P Monroe’s classic ‘I’m Lonely’ on Noir Music, an original releases in the form of ‘Inner Place’ on Crosstown Rebels and a planned follow up EP on Visionquest, unarguably one of the most anticipated Jones releases yet.
A first foray in to the world of mix compilations sees one of the UK’s most exciting acts team up once again with one of its most exciting labels. Scheduled for release in June ‘Leftroom presents Laura Jones’ is a snapshot of the music – past and present, along with some exclusive cuts, which is currently moving her today. Expect a journey as equally exhilarating as her own so far, and one which moves faster with every day that passes.