Currently based in the UK and recognised as a renowned hard working and forward thinking artist, Sejon (aka Chris Jones) is refining these qualities towards becoming an established electronic music producer and DJ. Spending most of his hours dedicated to cultivating his productions in the studio, Sejon has also found time to establish and manage UK techno imprint Gnosis Records, plus host his regular ‘Cadencia Podcast’ mix series.
As a DJ, Sejon has played for over ten years with bookings and residencies for reputable house and techno promoters in the UK’s South Coast and London scenes, including Gnosis, Product, PunchFunk and Full Circle. His early residencies also extended to appearing under the umbrella of Hi-Tek-Soul and Wonderland events at Ministry Of Sound, plus the HI:FI South and Global Gathering Festivals in the mid-noughties.
With a strong competency on either turntables, CDJs or Traktor with MIDI controllers, Sejon is able to execute a thoroughly unique, captivating and defined DJ style. Preferring a minimum of three decks at his disposal, Sejon’s choice of records are sublimely blended together stylishly on the fly, while embracing the unique challenge and creative merit of each performance format. His approach to DJing resulted in Sejon winning the South West Four DJ Competition in 2011 and consequently playing at the Minus night during the festival weekend that year.
In production, Sejon has been consistently releasing his music on independent labels since 2012, after successfully accomplishing a First Class BA degree in Digital Music at university. His initial emergence on the Naples based Etichetta Nera with a remix, led to three well received EPs between 2012-2014 and an album in 2015. Along with debut EPs also released on Spark Musik and D-Form under the guidance of Steve Parker and Angel Alanis in 2014, Sejon’s stripped back, hypnotic styling continued to gain momentum.
Sejon has spent recent years focusing primarily on cultivating and refining his musical output, leading him to experiment further into darker, hypnotic territory. His latest track, released in 2017 is included on the Faut Section 3rd Anniversary Compilation alongside prolific artists including Lewis Fautzi, Oscar Mulero, Pfirter, Jonas Kopp, Zadig and many more.
Recently collaborating with fellow music producer and brother Operator in launching Gnosis Records, has incorporated the inception of their own label nights in 2016. This venture has given Sejon the opportunity not only to flourish as a resident DJ, but also as a visual artist. Extending his creative merit to visuality, Sejon films, edits and arranges stimulating background visuals in line with the label’s conceptuality, while maintaining his artistic vision.
With a strong drive to produce and play consistently acclaimed music, true to a genuine techno aesthetic, Sejon’s pursuits in DJing, production and visuals will no doubt form the basis of an interesting future, with bright artistic prospects within the electronic music industry.
Things really took off for Barbuto in 2015 after his first release on Octopus Recordings and having attracted the likes of Enrico Sangiuliano who eventually remixed his follow up EP Vanta Black. That same year Barbuto appeared in the paper edition pages of DJ Mag who came across a set of his from Coda in Toronto touting it as one of the best sets of the year. Since signing with Octopus labels Tronic, Phobiq, OFF, Unity and Transmit amongst several others have released Barbuto’s music which attracted the attention of mainstay artists like, Spektre, Black Asteroid and Loco & Jam who all signed up for remix duty for Barbuto’s most premiere releases. On the receiving end of remix requests have come from label heads Fatima Haji for her Silver M label, Hollen, Filterheadz, Rafaelle Rizzi, Riot’s Frankyeffe and Kostas Maskalides to name a few.
Originally from Sydney however unbeknownst to his homeland his skill set and musical prowess would develop over 20 years later in 1999 upon relocating to the United States and eventually settling in Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. It was here where Christian Barbuto would fully realize his creative ability and refine his skill set in the dj booth which is where he is most comfortable and shines.
Over the course of nearly 2 decades his ever-evolving sound remains loyal to percussion and arpeggiated driven dance floor friendly techno. Watch in awe as Barbuto's sets cast a spell upon the dance floor. Weaving crowds in and out between moments of deep, infectious groove to minimal modulation, He approaches each performance with intellect and vivacious energy. Keeping audiences transfixed for hours upon end rarely less than 3 or 4 channels of infectious techno groove circulating and spitting through various effects units creating some of the most explosive drops you will ever hear, Barbuto sets the bar for many to strive for.