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Jon Martin (born as Michele Lorefice; Serrinha Bahia, Brazil, 29 September, 1983) is an Italian dj, songwriter, singer and record producer of pop and house music.
Jon Martin is an Italo-Brazilian born of a Brazilian woman and an European Italian man after birth he was adopted by an Italian family and grew up and lives in Rome, Italy. Inspired by the american rap and urban scene in 2006 he created the rap project “MC Double Project” or “MC DP”. From a young age made up the first loops and beats with the first samplers as Akai MPC60, Korg Electribe R and analog synthesizers such as Yamaha, Nord Keyboards, Juno-60. So he spends most of his years to refine and improve his techniques of composition between samplers, analog instruments and only later the use of VST and Software. In 2005 he created his own independent label JMS Entertainment abbreviation of Jon Martin Studios Entertainment.
The father was born in Sicily and his mother in northern Italy, but both moved to Rome.The father formed the group “I Fauini”in 1966 and then dissolved. “I Fauni” a group that took part in a competition held by the magazine “TV Sorrisi e Canzoni” in the city of Rapallo (Genoa) coming in second place. Performance to Hotel in Anguillara Etruschi (Lake Bracciano). They have done concerts / performances in local and entertainment square in Lazio.
Jon Martin relative of Tullio Romano talent/scout who launched Fausto Leali and worked with Caterina Caselli and former member of the group “Los Marcellos Ferial” famous group of the 60 their successes “Sei diventata nera” “Quando Calienta el Sol” “La Casa del Sole”(Mogol, Pallavicini and V-Price) and others.
Production and style
Jon Martin is a multi-talented producer, in the songs very often alternate sounds from different genres such as pop, house, rock. His first debut album “Shine – EP” is a mix of house sounds, pop, accompanied by an electric guitar riff that recalls the rock sound. His remixes are sometimes influenced by ambient sounds, atmospheric but also sounds like progressive house or dubstep, in fact, in his official remix of “Shine Remixes” the original song is influenced by ambient, dubstep and electronica. With the project MC Double Project approaches the american urban music contaminating it with electronica and ambient music.
Single e EP