We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Corona and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jonathan, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
How relentless everything and everyone is. People are so cutthroat and have no problem taking advantage, hurting, not paying or doing anything to anyone in their path to money. What was so eye opening to me was how everyone will speak about getting a contract signed and just how few people sign contracts when you are not some A/b list artist. There has been more than a couple times I had to take control of a situation in order to get paid- it just shouldn’t be like that but sadly…it is. The only way to combat it- don’t ever agree to payment later- take deposits when you can and don’t be afraid to call someone out or act like you will take their CDJ (just kidding)

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Personally I think what sets me apart is my sets itself. I always use 4 channels which is not done often but more importantly I am not just switching from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 and back, I am blending each one in and using different parts of the songs on top of each other while curating a mood of excitement and euphoria…at least in my mind…right? HA! But in all seriousness its how I curate my shows is what sets me apart. I have been doing “riddim” and heavier dubstep since I start over 7 years ago. I stuck with it while alot of people moved onto other genres which was a challenge in itself. In promoters eyes that meant I only did Riddim and in turn I hardly got consistent bookings locally while my out of state bookings were higher. But in the long run my stubbornness not to change my sounds has helped solidify my name on a regional scale and the ability to stay relevant all these years- which is not easy at all.. I love being known as one of the heavier artist in Atlanta, It is what I worked hard to do and its great to see it come to fruition.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Great question- Assuming we land in the morning- Waffle House for that all star breakfast to start the day out! GOT TO!!! Next I would say Atlantic Station for Pig and the Pearl lunch and drinks. It is one of my favorite places to eat in Atlanta. then we got a few options- do we go get jack and coke frozen drinks? Honestly it is so hard to say DO THIS when there is so much to do! That is the best part of Atlanta pre-covid.. the almost unlimited amount of events and going-ons that happen daily! But seriously- we can eat BBQ then get frozen drinks then go eat some famous actors burgers to then going out to a club and enjoying the city skyline. (Believe music hall) Believe has one of the best views from their terrace- it really is something to see. We would enjoy it all.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Chris Lyda and Glenn Goodhand with Iris Presents would be my biggest shoutout. They have been a huge part of my success and honestly without them I doubt I would even be a name that some people know in the Atlanta scene. They started booking me way back in like 2013 after I played Quad and some other shows in Atlanta. Since then they have pushed me to grow as a brand, person and artist. Chris pushed me to grow my online presence while Glenn pushed me as a musician with going from Serato to only using USB CDJs then going from using 2 CDJs to now only using 4 cdjs on stage at all times. They also put me on a huge festival each year and that alone is such a blessing. Aubry, my wife is another person I want to shoutout. She is my rock and my place of peace. She pushes me to be successful in all I do and is someone who is extremely bright on her own accord so it pushes me to shine brighter as well. That is someone you should do an interview about- Aubry is one of the most talented tattoo artist and people I have ever met and I am so so so lucky to have her in my life. Love you babe!

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