As one of the founding partners of Matteblacc, (Singapore’s ambassadors of quality Soul inspired music and DJ collective) he’s been highly sought after to warm up for and support some iconic acts from Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Fat Joe, Slum Village, Illa J, Arrested Development, Roy Ayers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jurassic 5, Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde and Grand Master Flash to name a few.
Hailing from Toronto, JNR credits his love for music to the weekly trips to the record shop at the local mall with his dad and siblings since he was 5. Older cousins with regular basement parties also had a huge part in inspiring him to DJ. In Singapore since 1998, he has been purveying his brand of soul-inspired feel-good music whenever he plays, whether it’s at a bar, daytime party, festival, club or a pop-up warehouse party. He can be found helming the decks each weekend at Lulu’s Lounge and occasionally at Tanjong Beach Club and Camp Kilo. In 2020, with the new norm of WFH and social distancing, JNR has been invited to host regular live stream shows for WORLD LIVING ROOM RADIO (every Wednesday) and Gotsoul Recordings x Turntables & Rhythm for Jojo Flores.
JNR’s latest project is being the co-founder to “She’s Afrique“, a new music and dance-centric event series curated for and by avid fans of all Afrocentric music, with the objective of bringing people together from all walks of life, with an all-inclusive social multicultural gathering promoting the rich culture of the dance and the infectious rhythms of the African diaspora (namely Afrobeat, Afrobeats, Afro House & Afro Tech).