No two events are alike. Crafting a truly memorable experience means tuning into the frequency of what’s happening in the moment. From dive bars to some of the most exclusive events in the world, I have carved out a reputation for consistently delivering intuitive, danceable DJ sets that elevate any occasion. By combining frequent collaboration with tastemakers to find what’s next in music, an expansive catalog of classics, and extraordinary instincts I strive to create an unforgettable alchemy on the dancefloor. I've Dj'd everything from Weddings and Birthday parties to Photo Shoots and Fashion Shows for the likes of Katy Perry, David LaChapelle, Norah Jones, and Victoria Beckham. I've also worked with some of the biggest corporations and non profits to provide the perfect soundtrack for their events. Funny or Die, MAC Cosmetics, Bergdorf Goodman, Conde Nast, the Ali Forney Center, and the Hetrick Martin Institute to name a few.
This is what just a few of my clients have said about me:
“Mr. Battles has set the soundtrack for some of the most iconic events and photoshoots. His music has set the tone for culture for years. I will never forget his power hour sessions.”
Drew Elliott - Global Creative Director of MAC Cosmetics, Creative Consultant on the reality television show America's Next Top Model, and former Chief Creative Officer at Paper Magazine
"Music is a key part of every shoot I do and Jonjon is the messenger of that music on my shoots. He creates the atmosphere that I need, he tells the story of the mood we are trying to create through music. We have had amazing experiences together."
David LaChapelle, photographer and film director
“Jonjon is a sublime dj. He reads a room perfectly, leading and guiding us on a journey, whipping us into a frenzy like a shaman. He returns to our Spiegeltent year after year, and the crowd adores him. He fills the place with laughter and joy. Jonjon is also a joy to work with; easy, kind, straightforward — the perfect collaborator.”
Gideon Lester, Artistic Director, Bard Fisher Center
"JonJon began as a collaborator of ours for events and quickly became a friend. JonJon’s professionalism is unparalleled - he is a great communicator, well prepared and has a network of professionals to recommend for event needs beyond what he provides. His indefatigable energy allows him to tap into the energy of our guests and undergird the day or evening with sophisticated fun - everyone leaves a JonJon event with a smile."
R. Ben Maddox
“When planning an event Jonjon Battles is my go to for a guarantee amazing par-tay!. Not only is his music knowledge beyond compare, he is able to read a room and adjust to bring the party to where it needs to go. From fashion events, corporate launches, weddings and other social events Jonjon is without my go to.”
George Henderson, Vice President Creative Edge Parties
“Jonjon brought our wedding to life. He took our eclectic tastes and spun a night of unique music that everyone had a blast dancing to. We still have friends telling us it was the best dance floor they’ve ever encountered at a wedding. It was everything we wanted!”
"My partner and I love to dance and choosing a DJ was the most important decision of our wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with Jonjon—he supplemented all the music we requested with his own perfect choices and came up with such unusual, smart mash-ups. He played much later than contracted and had literally everyone—even non-dancers—out on the floor. Jonjon is also a delightful human being and it was wonderful to have him be part of the festivities!"
Hannah & Wyatt Wedding
I first experienced DJ Jonjon's magic in the New York bar scene where he keeps a room spinning into the wee hours of morning. We were fortunate enough to have him as Ars Nova's Resident DJ for a while, where he infused his breadth of musical knowledge and joy of music into our artist community. We've called on Jonjon for large and small events from fundraisers to birthday and holiday parties. He just has this natural ability to tap into the vibe or theme you're trying to create and then spin out from there to bring a room to life, fueled by the attendees themselves. He puts his heart and soul into making the event exactly what you want it to sound like.
Jason Eagan, Artistic Director Ars Nova Theatre