Sisyphos resident DJ Jonty Skrufff started spinning in London in 2004, rapidly picking up residencies at clubs including London’s Fabric (DTPM) and Pacha Ibiza, going on to perform in 30 countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, China and Japan.
Leaving London for Berlin in 2008 he’s nowadays settled in as a resident DJ at Sisyphos, where he spins a uniquely eclectic techno/ house sound combining driving Berlin style grooves with fast cut, London energy and (almost) anything-goes attitude.
“Over time I’ve absorbed and introduced Berlin’s deep, dark energy into my sets and cheerfully ditched any rockier/ poppier London elements,” he says,
“But I’m still constantly cutting, layering, mixing and matching multiple flavours and genres together to create a flow: I want to make people lose themselves in the music and I want them to dance- non stop.”
As a producer, he’s remixed Kidnap Kid (Black Butter Records), Motor (Shitkatapult/ Dim Mak) Yariv Bernstein (Punch Music) and Arthur Baker (aka Rockers Revenge) as well as collaborated with former Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules and acid techno legend D.A.V.E. The Drummer.
His first ever remix, a brutal techno version of Motor’s Death Rave, came out on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and T Raumschmiere’s Shitkatapult Records in 2009 and won a Qwartz Award (equivalent to a French Grammy).
He also co-produces the weekly radio show Germany Calling broadcast on Pioneer DJ Radio, Underground FG (France), BLN.FM (Berlin) as well as across an international network of 58 FM stations.
As a journalist, he helped pioneer dance music journalism in the UK, joining ground breaking British magazine Muzik in 1995, founding EMI’s first global dance music portal Dancesite.com in 1996 and setting up own agency Skrufff Media in 2001.
He is also a co-curator for Amsterdam Dance Event and also curates and moderates panels at international conferences including Rio Music Conference (Sao Paulo and Rio. Brazil) and IPM Rome (Italy).