Pri yon Joni
Pri yon Joni
Biography

Inspired by the Motor City’s iconic artists in both electronic music and turntablism, Pri yon Joni, originally from Detroit, Michigan, and now voted as Des Moines, Iowa’s Best DJ for 2014, has fused together digital artistry in live performance as well as production and remixing for twenty years. While proficient in the art of scratching and juggling on turntables, Pri yon Joni has moved away from the traditions of Hip Hop and vinyl and applied the creative innovations to digital musical tools and instruments to create a show both for the club and the music festivals with electronic music at heart. Strong relationship between his local underground scene and the club scene, Pri yon Joni brings together what would be expected as barriers between two worlds. While heavy with a diverse electronic sound especially with Electro House and Breakbeats, his true sound resonates in Trance music which shows in his production. While often mistaken as an “open format DJ”, Pri yon Joni takes ones step further as a “crossover” artist that takes his crowd from the familiar to where he wants them to go. Pri yon Joni has been the opening mix artist for headlining acts including JJ Flores, Dada Life, the Jump Smokers, and Cazzette. He is the co-founder of the iParty Crew which has gained a strong name in the Midwest and has performed in over 100 nightclubs across North America. Pri yon Joni is also an official DJ of Minneapolis based entertainment company, Trilogy Productions.