JONDI & SPESH – unlimited talent!
In a nutshell
• They have just finished producing
their third artist album. (Their previous
album “We Are Connected”
hit #30 in the Albums Of The Year 2000
Chart in Muzik Magazine, ahead of Madonna).
• They run their own successful
label in San Francisco, Looq Records.
• MTV America aired all 4 videos
of JONDI & SPESH through their network.
• They have written and produced
the music used in two major motion picutes,
“Groove the Movie” (Sony
Pictures) and “On_Line
the Movie” (Indican Pictures)
of the latter opened with national distribution
US on 27 June 2003 and also includes
the release of a soundtrack.
• They have written and produced
the music which has been post-scored
and/or licensed for advertising by Sony
Playstation (Eidos Interactive), GAP,
Braun, Sega, and more.
• Their tracks have licensed for
television by MTV in the US (for shows
like “Road Rules”, “MTV
Cribs” and more) and by Channel
4 in the UK for an extensive promo campaign
for a new prison drama show entitled
• They have recorded and remixed
for labels including Looq (US), Bedrock/Black
(UK), Dorigen (UK), Renaissance (UK)
and Sog (Switzerland).
• They run a variety of club nights
in and around San Francisco.
• They are both excellent DJs
both jointly and in their own right
(spinning with DJs such as Anthony Pappa,
Dave Seaman, Chris Fortier, Jerry Bonham
over a decade JONDI & SPESH have put
out dance tracks of such stunning quality
that the world’s DJ elite have gone
to great lengths to hunt down their unique
underground sound. John Digweed introduced
them in the UK with “We Are Connected.”
Renaissance spread their sound world-wide
with the legendary JSJ collaborations
(JONDI & SPESH with Jerry Bonham).
Top-flite dj’s call weekly to hunt
down back catalog releases and producers
wish to spend half an hour observing their
techniques in the studio.
JONDI & SPESH have been producing
quality house music since '94, when their
debut EP "Kali's Dream" helped
to redefine the San Francisco sound and
pushed the boundaries of what house music
could be. Seven more EP's followed, with
a great number of these early tracks being
exposed through labels like Bedrock (UK),
Dorigen (UK), Hardkiss (US) and Eye-Q
In 1998, following the worldwide success
of their single "We Are Connected"
(the track was played on Pete Tong's Essential
Mix show and was later licensed to John
Digweed's Bedrock mix cd, as well as being
reissued in the UK with a remix by Circulation),
Jondi & Spesh started their own label,
Loöq Records, to push a more global
sound. Around the same time they began
to book a wide range of San Francisco
and international talent for their legendary
underground techno happy hour "Qoöl"
- the first of its kind in San Francisco,
if not the world.
Music videos for all 4 JONDI & SPESH
tracks were aired by MTV America through
their network. These are as follows and
can be checked out at:-
Jondi & Spesh, The
Sway, directed by Kia Simon
aired extensively on M2 2001-2002
Jondi & Spesh, We
Are Connected, directed by
Sean McLean aired extensively on M2 and
multiple times on MTV's AMP in 2000-2001
Jondi & Spesh, Phreek
Out, from the album Tube
Drivers, directed by Bryan Boyce aired
multiple times on MTV's AMP in 2000
Jondi & Spesh, Impenetrable
Sayonara, from the album
Tube Drivers, directed by Sean McLean
aired multiple times on MTV's AMP in 1999
Their prolific output of tunes and remixes
on Loöq, Bedrock Black, SOG, Renaissance
and others have received play from the
world's top dj's, including Nick Warren,
Jerry Bonham, Sasha, Anthony Pappa, Danny
Tenaglia, and Lee Burridge. Their second
full length album "We Are Connected,"
received rave reviews in both the UK (Muzik's
listed it in the top 40 albums of 2000
whilst Mixmag called them “dons
of west coast progressive house”)
and US press, and received abundant radio
play and charting on college stations
in the US.
High profile JONDI & SPESH remixes
include Greed's "Strange World"
(SOG, Switzerland), Hardkiss/God Within's
epic track "Raincry" (on Dorigen,
UK), Memnon's "Desire" (on Renaissance,
UK), "Foundation" by Basscamp
(Pod, UK), as well as a recent job on
a summer 2002 UK release of an all-time
classic vocal track by Opus 3. This is
in addition to their remix work on their
own label, Loöq Records, which so
far includes remixes for The Activity,
Shakatura, Momu, Telemetry, and Reza.
JONDI & SPESH have also been open
to collaboration in the studio, working
with a diverse spectrum of talent including
DRC, Jerry Bonham (as JSJ for Renaissance),
and Brian Stillwater (for Mechanism UK)
and anyone else willing to make the trek
to their secretly located gear-packed
studio. Jondi is also half of the breaks
duo “Momu,” a new project
with Mark Musselman that is gaining attention
from Cass, Lee Burridge, Tayo, Jonathan
Lisle, and DJ Hyper, and will soon be
releasing tracks on Fire, Functional Breaks,
and Spundae Recordings.
Currently JONDI & SPESH split their
time between hosting several infamous
San Francisco events (Qoöl, Loöq
Hard, Qoöl Saturdays at DNA Lounge),
doing original work and remixes for various
labels around the world, and tending to
their own label, Loöq Records, and
their brand new house music sublabel Löqo.
In addition to this Jondi & Spesh
have a packed dj schedule, performing
both together and separately, in San Francisco
and beyond. Jondi and Spesh spin with
the world’s top dj’s, including
Anthony Pappa, Dave Seaman, Chris Fortier,
Jerry Bonham, and many more.
Are Conneted album reviews
reviews and press
(US) / Rain
(US) / Rain 2
(US) / Phreq Atak
& Spesh in London