“But you guys (Zouk) have got pretty good DJs, like Jeremy Boon for example, who I would have to play in my club in London. He’s really good and he´s really into his thing and he´s a much better mixer than me! Technically and musically, he´s shit hot and he has got a good vibe!”- Gilles Peterson, Juice Magazine, November 2002
Jeremy Boon’s love affair with House music started in 1991 when Asia’s premier electronic music club Zouk opened its doors to the public. Not only defining Zouk’s early sounds, but also pushing the boundaries of House music in its various guises be it Jazz, Afro Beat, Latin, Soul or Funk inspired tunes, Jeremy has grown musically, establishing his residency at Velvet Underground (since 1997) with his signature style of eclectic tunes, being at the helm for signature nights like Para//el and Disco:very.
Recognition of his tastemaker status has been solidified with regular features on Japan’s Modaista J-Wave 81.3FM, Singapore electronic music radio station, LUSH 99.5 FM and even a spot on the revered Worldwide Show on BBC Radio One. His contribution to Zouk In The House Mixed Compilation on Defected Records and sharing the spotlight with a multitude of superstar DJs (Norman Jay, Louie Vega, Laurent Garnier, Jazzanova) as well as helming overseas gigs at dance music meccas such as Ibiza, Japan, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sete and more recently Ultra Korea, Jeremy’s music resume and fan base has certainly grown by leaps & bounds. Well, guess one cannot expect anything less from Gilles Peterson’s favourite DJ!