At the age of 12, a young kid from Connecticut sat in his room with nothing but the album Paid In Full on repeat. The love Jon Wienner felt for the music led him to work countless hours doing chores and odd jobs around the neighborhood for just enough money to buy one belt-drive Numark turntable. Practicing with his parents’ Motown records, his passion for DJing began to grow. At 13, he earned enough to purchase a second turntable and an old Vestax mixer that could barely cut from side to side. Weekend days were spent venturing into Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan to dig through crates at A1, Fatbeats, and Rock & Soul Records. When he reached high school, he jumped at any and every opportunity to spin at local parties and events in his community, including working on 91.7 WBSL. The rush and joy he received from making people dance was overwhelmingly satisfying, fueling endless hours of work to develop an original sound and craft. After finishing high school, he moved into New York City to attend college. Keeping a promise to his parents, his focus remained on academics, but his heart was in DJing and music. After wrapping up freshman year, Jon began to spin at clubs. Despite playing at impressive venues at such a young age, he became even more fixated on becoming the artist he passionately sought to be. DJ Theory, the brand, was born embodying an ideology of genuine talent and art that Jon takes on the task of exercising every day. As a sophomore, Jon transferred to the prestigious Gallatin School at New York University, focusing on DJing, music production, and music history. Now as an up-and-coming DJ, Jon's dream is steadily becoming a reality. At just 23 years old, he has spun at some of the world’s biggest venues. Furthermore, DJ Theory has become a fixture at fashion weeks, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and Coachella. As one of the most talented young DJs in the country, DJ Theory combines innate ability with a finely sharpened craft that is instantly tangible upon walking into a room. His dream is more than just becoming the best DJ on the planet; Theory's dream is to transcend the boundaries of what a DJ can achieve while retaining a vision of what a true artist needs to be. Making theories into reality.
- ME By Melia Mix 2012