Following a string of finelycrafted releases on Minus and Resopal (as Fraktion), Gaiser has rapidly become one of themost exciting and sought after producers of his generation. With an instinctivefeel for the intricate mechanics of minimalist sound sculpture, his music contains theperfect balance between rhythmical energy and sonicfinesse. Just check out trackslike “Egress” from his first Minus EP or his classic remix of Troy Pierce’s 25 bitches.
Growing up in Grand Rapids,Michigan, Gaiser spent most of his teenage weekends staying with his older brother inDetroit, hanging out with friends and going to gigs. He’d grown up listening to punk andplayed drums in a few different punk bands but around the age of 14, he attended atechno event for the first time. Richie Hawtin was at the controls and Jon was completelyblown away by the energy of the music and fascinated by the originality ofthe sounds being used. It was so new and fresh to him as a musician that he needed tofigure out how this music was made, so he quit the bands and began collecting drummachines, synths and fx units, finally moving to Detroit upon graduating from highschool.
For the next few years, if hewasn’t at home patiently programming his machines and perfecting his studio skills, hecould be found digging through crates of vinyl at a place called Record Time in Detroit.Plus 8 had an office in the back of the building, so it wasn’t long before he becamefriends with Tim Price, Clark Warner and the rest of the crew and from this chance meetinghe has developed into an integral part of the Minus family.