Jon Berry is one of the central figures at Kompakt, the celebrated
Cologne outfit. Although originally from Canada, his roots in
electronic music are tied to New York, which is where he made the
transition from punk rocker to raver. Berry fell in with the Brooklyn
scene that centred on labels like Lenny Dee's Industrial Strength,
with whom he scored his first job in the industry.
After some time spent time working in PR, he wound up at the Force Inc
and Mille Plateaux stable, and through the latter met Kompakt's
Wolfang Voigt. Fast-forward a few years and Berry made a move over to
Cologne and was welcomed into the Kompakt family, a position he's now
held for the last 11.5 years.
He now resides in Berlin and also manages Kompakt co-owner and DJ/producer Michael Mayer.