Specimen A are brothers Phil and Mo Jones alongside DJ Smart. Producers of bass driven breaks, dubstep and drum & bass, the Jones Brothers have music in their blood. Born into a family of musicians, they are nephews of 80’s pop star Howard Jones and were raised with a strict classical training whilst developing a love for electronic music.
After several years producing and DJ’ing drum & bass for labels such as Emcee and Inspirit, they started making breaks in 2006, collaborating with then up & coming producers Far Too Loud. Their early releases ‘Headcase’, ‘Contamination’ & ‘Soldiers At War’ won them mass praise & support across the scene. After signing with Funkatech Records they continued to craft their distinctive sound on follow-up singles such as ‘Exodus’, ‘Dirty Disco’ and ‘Freak In Us feat Miss Trouble’ winning a devoted fanbase, international bookings and proving themselves skillful performers and versatile song writers.
In 2008 they released their ‘Hazardous Material’ series on Funkatech, pushing their sound into new territories and winning themselves a nomination for Breakthrough Producer at the 2009 Breakspoll Awards. It was there at Fabric that they took to the stage with their first ever live show, performing their music as an 8 piece live band.
Throughout the rest of 2009 Specimen A went from strength to strength, tearing up the first Breakspoll Festival in Spain, remixing artists such as Dylan Rhymes and Deekline for high profile labels Lot49 and Against The Grain and creating guest mixes for BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM.
Broadening their sound in 2010, they roamed deep into dubstep territory for the first time with releases ‘Jaguar Paw’ and their huge dubstep remix of Foreigner’s 80’s classic ‘Cold As Ice’, heavily supported by Radio 1’s MistaJam. They then went on to remix Bashy vs NAPT’s hit ‘Make My Day’ gaining over
630,000 views on Youtube to date, while simultaneously making their mark in breaks with their huge single ‘Just A DJ’ which topped the Beatport chart for over 6 weeks.
Since then Specimen A have followed suit with more successes: their ‘Forgot About Breaks’ single hitting the No.1 spot at Beatport yet again; more high profile remixes including Excision on Mau5trap & Cutline on Strictly Rhythm; tracks licensed to Ministry Of Sound & New State Music; over 250,000 Youtube plays & 15,000 downloads of their unofficial Daft Punk ‘Aerodynamic’ remix; two summer tours of Australia; plus the outstanding Natural Born Killers & London Calling EP’s, both effortless multi-genre masterclasses showcasing Specimen A’s exceptional talents. They are a formidable production and DJ outfit with many strings to their bow, synonymous with nothing less than quality.
No territory is out of bounds, so be prepared!