- 3 years ago
An integral member of the French Express crew declared ‘Future Star of 2013’ by BBC Radio 1’s key dance gatekeeper, Pete Tong, Jonas Rathsman seemed to burst from nowhere with huge Summer anthem ‘Bringing You Down’ last year. But as with all ‘overnight successes’, the rise of this Gothenburg based producer and DJ is anything but…
Born and raised in a small village in Western Sweden, Jonas furthered his passion for music at the age of 18 when he began organizing parties and clubs in Gothenburg and quickly rose in the underground hierarchy of Sweden´s second largest city. Together with his close friend Fredrik Nyberg, aka DJ NIBC, they started releasing material under the alias Stuffa, which climaxed with the release of their third single ‘Proof’ on the legendary label, Defected.
But it was the decision to abandon all pseudonyms and release his distinctive productions under his own name on French Express in late 2011 that proved to be the turning point in Jonas’ career.
He found his ow