SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones
TIMES / VENUES
Friday, July 22
235 Queens Quay West
Usually sporting a Blue Jays cap, Miles Jones has traversed several stages in live settings, moving, bending and hyping engaging crowds for his own performances as well as shows for international acts like Reflection Eternal, Raekwon, KRS-One, Souls of Mischief, K-OS, and T-Pain.
Jones’ infectious emcee charisma has probably been shaped by a thing or two he has picked up from his dad, Hedley Jones Jr., an influential DJ in the early Toronto club scene, but his live performance is something to see because of the onstage chemistry between Jones and his long-time collaborator, DJ Serious. More than anything, however, it is Jones’ hard work and perseverance toward broadening his career and craft that make this well-rounded Toronto artist someone to watch.
In addition to his activities as a DJ, producer, songwriter, emcee and label owner, Jones is also a contributing affiliate of the creative group AMDcollective, which has produced most of Jones’ unique visuals (photo and video) including the perception warming video for “Trust Me” and the back-alley-rap video for “Never Wrong (Remix).”
His multi-talents are invaluable not only because he is emerging on the cusp of the DIY-internet driven market, but more importantly, because they allow him complete artistic control over his music and public image. With a musical past behind him and a industry break-through present, Jones’ bright future is soon to be a part of yours, too.
Miles Jones is a shortlisted artist for our SoundClash Music Award. Click here for more information.