Marshall Jones (US)
Marshall Jones started in mid-1999 out of Gotham Nightclub in Chapel Hill, NC during the rave era. Gaining vast knowledge and skills in the DJ booth, led to him having an internship with Ovum Records. 2 years later, he moved to Orlando to attend college at Full Sail University. During college, Ovum Records ended their internship and recommended Marshall to intern at Large Music (Chicago). This led him to work as a promoter for Large Music and considered Jeff Craven's (CEO of Large Music) right-hand man. He was assigned to work with major labels, artists, and the world-famous Traxsource online music store. He assisted in running Large Music's legendary WMC event entitled "Get Large". With all these tasks, Marshall executed superbly and maintained DJing events in Orlando. His skills, dedication, and knowledge gained him notoriety in the Central Florida community. He also hosted major events at numerous venues and groups around town.
In 2007, Jeff Craven proposed Marshall move to Chicago and work directly with him. In this duration of time, Marshall began learning from legendary Producers and DJs such as Roy Davis Jr., Mark Grant, Andre Harris, Jask, Julius The Mad Thinker, and more. He made a name for himself in "The Windy City" by playing gigs with the major artists at some of the best venues in town. Such venues as Smartbar, Crobar, and more. He was even able to start a monthly with friends Don Clark and Mayra Neria at Morseland Bar in the Morseland area of Chicago. In addition, he played on UIC’s college radio and guest spots on Vocalo.org.
In 2009, he moved back to Durham, NC, and linked up with long-time friend DJ Nugz. Together they create the duo, Sound Cartel. This led to them hosting and DJing their event entitled "Sultry" at Mosaic Wine Lounge in Raleigh, NC. They hosted many major global DJs and are considered one of the longestrunning Deep and Soulful House nights in the Triangle. Marshall Jones is still hard at work in the industry. He is DJing many events all over NC. He is a DJ for such national and international events as Mi Casa Holiday, West Coast Weekender, and MoogFest. He is the Founder of the online radio station entitled DanceGruv Radio, which features 65 DJs from all over the world. It has gained swift notoriety
amongst many in the dance music community. He continues to thrive and push himself with his team to make NC known as a place where House Music lives. In his own words, "The thing I love about House music is the fact that I am not a part of a scene, but more of a movement."