Marshall Jones started out in the scene in mid 99′. Just like a lot of people who are drawn in by the scene, Marshall was all about dancing and enjoying the nightlife. The more he wanted to dance, the more in depth he became with Electronic Music in general. His thirst for the knowledge grew and that is when sought out answers through the guidance of Hotwax Harley and the Radiance group. He then began promoting for North Carolina Triangle premiere Wednesday night event. This then led to the itch that encouraged Marshall to want to play records.
Gears shifted for him by moving to Orlando in 2002. He linked up with numerous House groups and explored the Orlando nightlife and became a known element in the House community. In 2004 Marshall was granted an internship with the global known label based out of Chicago named Large Music. 2 years later, Marshall crossed paths with Ian Lee. Through their friendship, they saw that they were on the same path when it came to music. This led to the birth of them creating one of Orlando’s respected duos called Soulidified Music.
In 2008, Marshall moved to Chicago, where he took in teachings from some of the best in business. This then led him back to NC to apply everything he learned. Once he linked back up with his long time friend DJ Nugz, they became the powerful force known to many as Sound Cartel. The duo are currently holding down the longest running House music night at out of Raleigh’s premiere venue named Mosaic Wine Lounge. They have also reinvented and launched the online radio station entitled DanceGruv Radio which hosts up to 30 DJs from all over the world.
With 19 years of DJing and House Music knowledge under his belt, Marshall Jones has played with world renown artists such as Roy Davis Jr., Julius The Mad Thinker, Demarkus Lewis, Jask, Rich Medina, DJ Mes, DJ Heather, Colette, Oscar P and many more. He is forever dedicated to his team, projects and giving back to the community with the power of music. In his own words he puts it simply, “The thing that I cherish the most out of House Music is that I am not apart of a culture, but more apart of a global movement”.