After coming to our attention with the recent Boogie on Time EP, Jonathan Braverman aka Ladies On Mars supplied us with an energetic and uptempo set for the guest mix of the EP109 Sneaky Disco show. We were also lucky enough to ask him a few questions about his history in house music, his background and what the future may hold.
Hailing from Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Argentina, Ladies On Mars is not your average Bar/Club Dj and producer. He draws inspiration from, and plays, a variety of styles ranging from Nu Disco, Disco, Funk, House and sometimes tech house
Drawing on his love of music, Ladies On Mars cites Michael Jackson as a huge inspiration. It wasn’t just his music, it was his dancing and his personality that he loved, which added to his overall style - making Jonathan see him as the king of music. His electronic music loves include artists such as: Purple Disco Machine, Mousse T and Michael Gray (Full Intention) who he sees as his guides within the house music scene. As far as labels are concerned he loves Midnight Riot and Glitterbox, stating that every release is a bomb! He also loves some releases on Tropical Velvet, Tropical Disco and Masterworks Music and Club Sweet
Whilst speaking about the music scene, we asked Jonathan if he had a favourite bar or club that he likes to frequent or has visited a lot growing up. He made the excellent point that it is very difficult to have a favourite venue and, in fact, he didn’t have one as every Bar/club has their own magic, depending on “the feelings, the spirits of the people, at the location”. We personally feel that music enhances peoples’ feelings and lifts spirits and we’re sure Jonathan provides this with his residency at Negroni Madero, a Top Bar at Puerto Madero and also Work bar which is one of the best gay Bar/Club’s in Buenos Aires. Jonathan also recently played at the 2GHTR party in Buenos Aries with the Festa Bros. The best venues he has DJ’d at are the Kit Kat Club (Berlin) 2015, and he has also played at Gay Pride Buenos Aires in 2017 for 100,000 people, which he admits was a bit crazy!
Jonathan has been a prolific producer since his first release ‘Sex Machine’; produced on Reason back in 2006! He was a big fan of Compact and Poker Flat, back then so it was a different sound to that we are used to today. The track he is most proud of is ‘Boogie On Time’, which we highly recommend and vouch for as we have featured the track in one of our previous Sneaky Disco episodes.
In the near future he has two releases on the way (they are intact promos on Traxsource now), these are ‘Hold On’ released on Tropical Velvet, and ‘Somebody to love’ on Sakura Music . These are hot on the back of ‘My Heart Belongs to You ‘ & ‘King of Disco’ on Sleazy G and also a tech house style release called ‘Dirty Trick’ on DSR Dance Selection Records showing his adaptability to different music styles.
What does the future hold?
Jonathan hopes that one day he will play at a “Glitterbox Party” as he thinks it is one of the best parties around the world and, with releases like he has been putting out recently, we personally think it is only a matter of time! There are many more releases on the way and hopefully a European tour on the horizon.
Check out Jonathan’s guest mix for the Sneaky Disco show - It starts approximately 1 hour into the show, after Good2Grooves mix.
Jonathan is also a keen contributor to the music scene often posting chats and reviews, check out his recent Traxsource chart: https://www.traxsource.com/title/1150449/my-favorites-tracks-may-2019?fbclid=IwAR20uvxkNpGnorBqzRtj7ljD9OfjTeFB63kWkqCe7jxk52lJL-3zpnnQ7A4
Link to back catalogue