Jon Hester got his start in the midwest US, living in Chicago, Minneapolis, and connecting with Detroit. His intuition as a DJ taps his experience as a classically-trained musician and self-taught dancer. After years on the dance floor, he took to the decks in 1999, going on to work in a record shop, manage his own events, and hold residencies that developed his sound. Based in Berlin since 2010, he has released on his EDEC label and the New York/Berlin-based L.A.G. imprint.

Drawing inspiration from both sides of the decks, his DJ sets are built on physical rhythms and adventurous programming, effortlessly combining diverse varieties of techno and house. With an engaging presence and a knack for telling a story, he builds a unique connection with each audience, and works any room until it sweats.

On a spring night in Berlin Hester took to the decks and hit record. What he captured was the last 3 hours of an extended set of spellbinding techno where darkness rained over all that was in attendance. Building the tension with mesmeric patterns before reaching a crescendo of full on party mode drawing on his Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit roots.

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