Jon Pleased Wimmin is no stranger to Rendition…
Back in March 2014 he helped launch our first ever event, still one of our most epic gigs to date!
Jon is excited to be back in Galashiels eager to please the crowd with his eclectic set alongside our other special guest DJ Davie Miller (FiniTribe).
Jon Pleased Wimmin Biography –
Jon Cooper AKA Jon Pleased Wimmin is a UK DJ who grew up in London and rose to fame in the club world during the 1990’s where his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence became a force to be reckoned with.
After cutting his teeth as a clubber at seminal late 80’s London clubs, Jon’s career on the other side of the decks started in 1991. His 3 piece Cabaret act ‘The Pleased Wimmin’ were spotted performing at Kinky Gerlinky by Danny & Jenni Rampling who immediately invited them to come and be dancers at their club Glam at the Milk Bar.
Over the next year it became apparent to Danny that Jon was obsessive about his music and in the summer of 1991, he asked Jon if he’d like to warm up for 6 weeks whilst Danny was in Ibiza. An immediate hit with the crowd, requests for guest slots came in thick and fast and he became a regular fixture at clubs nationwide such as Puschca, Venus, Fabric, Back To Basics, Miss Moneypennies, Slam, Pacha, Space, The Pod, Ministry of Sound, Cream and Renaissance amongst many others.
Overseas beckoned and by the end of the 1990’s Jon had played pretty much everywhere from Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Japan, South America, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more alongside the whole of Europe.
Jon’s highly stylised dress sense (he is an ex-Fashion Student) and his skill at mixing an eclectic selection of tunes garnered praise all round and throughout the 1990’s he was a regular fixture in DJ Magazine’s top 100 best DJ’s in the world, coming 6th in 1996.
He has released numerous records, including two UK top 30 hits in the mid 90’s on the Perfecto label (‘Passion’ & Give Me Strength’) along with releases in 2004 on the Wall of Sound label under the moniker ‘The Visitor’ (‘Our Lips are Sealed’ & ‘European Love’).
In 2012 he released three of his own tracks ‘Oh Yeah’ ‘Guiltless’ & ‘Disconnected’ via the label Planet Acetate, these are available online at Itunes & Beatport under his own name Jon Pleased Wimmin. He also remixed the single ‘Never Enough’ by Visage in 2014. In 2015 Jon released ‘Don’t be Scared (of yourself)’ on Kidology London and he released his new single ‘Heels’ on Fetch Records on July 8th this year
The Heels video can be seen here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYgol0o1gxw
Jon has also released best-selling and well-received mix compilations on Ministry of Sound, Fantazia, Pimp, Stress and Distinctive records.
Jon still guests all over Europe playing current and classic sets and has played alongside the cream of the Dj world including Pete Tong, 2ManyDj’s, Jacques Lu Cont, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Carl Cox, Andrew Weatherall, Boy George, Sister Bliss and Erol Alkan to name a few.
Jon’s current sets will be likely to feature tracks from artists and remixers as diverse as Kiwi, Eats Everything, Late Night Tough Guy, The Magician, Todd Terje and Dimitri From Paris to name a few.
An eclectic mix for the discerning clubber as ever.
Recently Jon has toured Australia, played in Ibiza and Dubai and as well as appearing extensively throughout the UK. His live classics mix from the Cream Reunion in Liverpool from March 2015 went to No. 1 in the Mixcloud Classic House chart and he has recently played back at Cream for the first night of 3 Finale’s at Nation in Liverpool.
2016 will see Jon’s return to playing festivals including Creamfields, Festival of House and Reminisce as well as his return to London’s Ministry of Sound for Clockwork Orange on Sept 17th plus a diary full of exciting club dates.
His eclectic taste and encyclopaedic knowledge of pop and dance music make him the perfect candidate for any party that needs an injection of oomph.
Keep up to date with all Jon’s news and DJ schedule at – www.jonpleasedwimmin.com
You can also stream Jon’s latest DJ mixes on his Mixcloud page – https://www.mixcloud.com/JonofthePleasedWimmin