Today is a good day, and not just because we’re unloading the latest episode of our DJ series on you. Possibilities abound, and now we have some good tunes to accompany us. I hooked up with Jon Belfontaine recently, and I’m glad we did. This cat is doin’ his thing and having fun, and we’re happy to include him in the IPaintMyMind DJ Series.
As always, in his own words:
“Jonathan Belfontaine, otherwise known as Outlet, was destined to make music from the very beginning. At a young age, Jon was given a guitar by a neighbor. Soon afterward, he stumbled upon a broken amp, took it apart and put it back together into working condition….In the summer of 2008, his passion was reignited when he and his longtime mate, Elisabeth Marcoux, went to Rothbury Music Festival in Michigan. Hearing the mindblowing artists perform with such love and high energy, and being immersed in the unified and uplifted crowd, sparked Jon’s need to make music again. They immediately went out and bought him a Juno G. The new keyboard, paired with his discovery of Ableton Live, allowed him to explode into creativity again, this time integrating the sounds of hip hop, soul, funk and trance. He has now been producing a dance oriented, groove inspired, glitchy style of music that is energetic, passionate and fun. The concoction of organic sounds whipped and blended with original bass lines and drum patterns, along with his ability to manipulate the texture and flavor of each synthesized note, will leave the listener delighted in savoring the delicious layers baked into every song.”