Jon’s got some great releases and remixes ahead and his recent colaboration with Donald Waugh ‘Love is all we need’ on Rush Hour sounds like a house classic that never was. Couple of remixes and a dub to choose from, the Braille mix being a great late night option that should do the neccesary disco damage.
Nice little excerpt form a piece by Balearic Legend DJ MOONBOOTS On Dasilva @ The Hacienda:
“The Hot night (Hacienda, Manchester, 1988), everyone thinks it was just an acid house night but it wasnt because (Jon) Dasilva at the time was one of the greatest Djs in the world and Dasilva was Balearic…We’d go early doors and Jon would do his warm up and it was fucking outstanding man. He’d play these really weird dubbed out reggae things and sound effects and slow disco things. Jon was incredibly Balearic. I mean no-one would play disco records at the time but Jon would make a disco record sound like a house record. At the time you’d just think that’s just another house record but listening back to tapes I’ve got you think fucking hell, I cant believe he played that in the middle of a house set but he mixed it all in incredibly well.
The thing that interested me most wasnt the house stuff but the weird records that pushed me more down that Balearic route. Mike Pickering would just be plying banging acid records, Chicago, Detroit thing but we’d queue up to get in. Once I was right at the front of the queue, sat there for an hour and half waiting to get it just so I could hear Dasilva play fucking Summer Rain Fall in the first five minutes, which is this BBC Sound Effects thing, just the sound of rain pouring down. Incredible! “