Nathan Jonson aka Hrdvsion, pronounced “hard vision”, is a Canadian composer especially interested in electronic music with an experimental streak.
After releasing his ‘Right And Tight’ EP on DJ Hell‘s Gigolo Records he blazed up Boiler Room, played Berghain (listen to the set below) and did some amazing remix work for Crosstown Rebels, Phil Kieran Recordings, Fool’s Gold and many more (also embedded below).
My name is Nathy but you might know me as Hrdvsion. I was born in a city named Penticton in the Okanagan Valley. When I was a child my idol was not yet Squarepusher, because he wasn’t releasing music yet. When I was 8, I started piano lessons. It was then when I realised that i didn’t like piano lessons and decided to not practice the music I was supposed to and instead recorded strange noises into a 2 channel midi recorder. Since then I have upgraded from the General MIDI box and make music in my bed.
One of my best gigs I played was Budapest at the Sziget Festival.
One of the best gigs I have been to was to see Squarepusher in Geneva at the Electron Festival. I loved that he is insanely good at what he does.
Now I live in Berlin with a load of other music people. In my house you can find a very hi-tech studio that is also my bed and my refrigerator is usually full with orange juice and milk. I enjoy orange juice and milk a lot. I can spend hours drinking orange juice and milk. One of my favorite places to visit is Farbfernseher, because this is a second home, where often my friends DJ or hang out.
On weekdays I spend my time writing and dealing with an internet addiction and on weekends I usually span time with friends rolling around the blurry nights that are Berlin’s club scene.
My favorite song at the moment is Across The Nation by Cobblestone Jazz. A film I watched lately and really liked was Hesher. The last series I watched and loved was 30 Rock.
I am very inspired by everything around me. My dream is to be happy. My worst nightmare is to not be happy.
I love my family and friends and hate that they don’t live closer.
If I wasn’t a human, I would be an earth worm.
If I was a car, I would be a racecar bed. If I was an animal, I would be a party animal. If I was a drug I would be a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being. If I could date myself, I would need to see a psychiatrist.
If I could play with anyone it would be kraftwerk, the beach boys, vangelis, model 500, and squarepusher.
My word of advice to the reader would be to don’t take it business, it’s just personal.
Stream: Hrdvsion – Right and Tight EP
Live Recording: Hrdvsion Live At Berghain, Berlin
Stream: Hrdvsion – Remixes