Crafting a remix is never easy, especially when it’s for Garuda record label owner and world renowned DJ Gareth Emery on one of his biggest tracks. Yet America’s rising EDM star Topher Jones has taken the challenge in stride, remixing Gareth’s hit single “The Saga” into an electro house banger set to rival its predecessor. After much anticipation, “The Saga” (Topher Jones Remix) will be unleashed on the Miami Remixes Collection out now on Garuda Music.
“Gareth was a huge supporter of “Brohammer” and asked me to channel that same hard hitting intensity on my remix of “The Saga”,” says Topher. “I’m really happy with how it turned out and I’m excited to see its release.”
Hard hitting is an understatement. The Chicago-based DJ injected a dirty dose of high-energy saws to the original, adding his signature heavy basslines and grimy electro riffs. With a drop just as hard as its build up, “The Saga” remix has been destined for dance floors since its conception.
About Topher Jones
Topher Jones is a breakout American DJ poised to take the country by storm and put Chicago back on the map as the house capital of the world. Hailing from the Windy City and signed to a major deal with Ultra Records, Topher’s current release schedule has been slammed with massive originals and remixes on the likes of Ultra, OWSLA, Dim Mak, Garuda, and Spinnin.
His single, “Brohammer”, was called a “beast of a track” by EDM legend Gareth Emery and featured on his Best of 2012 Mix, hit the top 10 overall on Beatport, and received support from DJs across the globe. Also featuring a Nari & Milani remix, “Brohammer” continuously smashed sets and was one of the biggest tracks of 2012.
Topher’s music has been played by DJs across musical genres, from Tiesto to Skrillex, Armin van Buuren to Knife Party, Gareth Emery to Deadmau5, Above and Beyond to Afrojack. His records seamlessly cross musical boundaries as they dip and dive between big room house, dirty basslines, and carefully crafted melodies. A songwriter as well as a producer, Topher has a hand in every aspect of the recording process and takes great pride in creating songs with depth and character.
An Indianapolis native who moved to Chicago after college, Topher continues to attack his craft with the same single-minded passion and determination. When asked about his success, he said, “Hard work trumps everything. Be kind, be courteous, be passionate and be grateful. Hard work with that mentality and a little bit of talent can go a long way.” This mindset not only affects his music, but also how Topher interacts with his fans and community as he consistently donates time and money to causes in the greater Chicago area.
2013 has started out with a bang for Topher. His first release of the year, a remix of Tritonal and Kaeno’s “Azuca”, jumped 40 spots on the Beatport Electro House chart in less than a week. 2013 also saw the launch of Topher’s “Hello North America Tour,” an ode to his Windy City anthem “Hello Chicago” with Amada. This year will continue to be full of more original music, remixes, collaborations, and tour dates. So be ready, the future of American house music is here.