Hailing from the North of England, Jones left school at the age of 16 so that he could go on a tour with his punk band supporting The Buzzcocks [The band also supported The Dead Kennedys, The Alarm and Bad Manners!]. Jones soon started to discover the joys of electronic sounds and subsequently settled in South East London to study music and electronics at Goldsmiths (alongside fellow alumni such as James Blake). Alongside his studies and immersion in his studio honing his sound he began a stint as an intern at Accidental Records which led to his current job as Mathew Herberts' technical assistant.
Crewdson emerged 2010. He has played at the Southbank Centre’s lauded Ether Festival, Has leaked a track - ‘Mime’ - online which was picked up for editorial on the US’s influential Fader website and has played gigs in London supporting the likes of The Invisible. He has also already worked up remixes for La Shark & Esben and the Witch, as well as unofficial remixes of the Invisible and Fourtet [He fondly recalls the day he handed his mix to Kieran Hebden at a gig only to hear it being played out in his DJ set afterwards].
Live as in the studio, Crewdson creates sound from machinery, found items, manipulated vocals and saxophone which he samples and manipulates through his idiosyncratic electronic set up, controlling his sounds with a Playstation joystick and sometimes midi motorcycle handlebars.
"My set consists of recording sounds live and then triggering and manipulating them as samples in real time. I love experimenting with samples in the studio but wanted to take this process to the stage and make it part of the performance. Its hard to try and find any object that you cant get some kind of interesting sound out of and its the layering and manipulating of these recorded sounds together with my sax, vocals and beats that forms the backbone of my music."
Starting with the limited edition 'Dust EP' and the following debut album 'Gravity', you can expect an upbeat, playful and dark concoction of electronic music, taking in influences from techno, jazz, 2-step, dubstep, your doorstep… whilst answering that question of what might happen if you threw Polar Bear, Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin and maybe even The Streets in a room together!