With his debut album just released on Good For You Records, we get to know California's Grace Bones
Our Making Waves series showcases DJ mixes by rising stars of the scene. Today it's the turn of Grace Bones, a Californian DJ/producer whose work has appeared on Nervous, Dopewax and Afro Acid Digital, among other labels, and whose debut long-player Traversee dropped last week on Kenny Summit's Good For You Records
Name: Grace Bones
AKA: James Antony Hancock
Location: I live between Santa Barbara and the UK.
Describe the music you make in 20 words or less: In every production my aim is to create a groove. To me, that's what house music is all about!
Five key influences: 90s Chicago house, 90s NYC house, UKG, percussion and sampling.
What one artist/producer would you most like to work with, and why? Arman Van Helden. The sample king!
If people check out just ONE of your tracks, what should it be? From my solo album, I would say Transgression.
What else do iDJ readers need to know? I'm currently working on remixing two classic house records from Steve ‘Silk' Hurley’s back catalogue and curating the next S&S Records mix album. I also have a new two-track EP out on Dopewax, this one on a disco tip. People can also check out my weekly radio show entitled House of Chic on KCSB 91.9FM in Santa Barbara, Saturdays 2-3am PST, where I bring on international DJs each week.
Traversee is out now on Good For You Records – buy it here.