DJ, Producer, Remixer
Since being declared a ‘Future Star of 2013’ by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Jonas Rathsman has gone on to exceed all expectations and proven his ability to work a dancefloor. With a string of releases on Crosstown Rebels, Defected, French Express, KX, Four To The Floor, Method White & Local Talk, he has gone on to remix some of the biggest names within dance music; Disclosure, Sam Smith, Tensnake, Duke Dumont, London Grammar and Tiga.
After releasing music with his close friend DJ NIBC under the alias Stuffa, he went onto solo releases on French Express. Catching the attention of Pete Tong, Rathsman, and fellow label artist Perseus, were given the highly coveted Essential Mix slot in January 2013. Shortly after, he gained online support from Pitchfork through to YouTube tastemakers such as Eton Messy as well as national radio plays in UK, North America, Belgium, Australia and Germany increasing Rathsmans’ international profile.
After remixing Tensnake, London Grammar and Duke Dumont in early 2014, he went on to release ‘Hope I’m Wrong’. This received radio support from Annie Mac & Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 alongside an extensive list of DJs, and went on to feature in the Beatport Deep House ‘Top 10 Chart’. Pete Tong reaffirmed Rathsman as a ‘Future Star’ later that year. The feature lead to further support on BBC Radio 1 with a ‘Headline Mix’ for Skream, and worldwide touring supporting the likes of Disclosure, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City.
In 2015 Rathsman’s remix of ‘Sam Smith - Like I Can’ caught the attention of Annie Mac, who instantly premiered it on her Friday night show. The following week, Pete Tong selected it as his ‘Essential New Tune’ and it continued to grow in the Radio 1 Dance Chart where it was crowned #1 on Danny Howard’s ‘Dance Anthems’ show. After this continuous support, Jonas returned once again to the highly regarded Essential Mix for his solo debut.
With his 2016 Crosstown Rebels release ‘Complex’ going straight in as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune,Jonas Rathsman is set for a hugely exciting future. This versatile Swede is most definitely here to stay.