The ex grafitti writer J Antoni, Stockholm born and raised, started making music in '94. Inspired by oldschool electro/funk and hip hop as well as sleazy Chicago house and harmonic Detroit techno, the first tracks were crafted with a 303, 808 and akai sampler. The early tracks were a potpourri of all the musical influences and didn't really get anywhere, but a distinct style began to evolve and in 1996 he started the collective and label Urban Electro Squad
. UES (short for Urban Electro Squad) were one of the few (nearly the only) liveacts on the then flowering Stockholm club scene. UES has had a variety of members since then (the only consistent one apart from J Antoni being Ruba, a close friend since the grafitti days), and a variety of releases on different labels in different styles ranging from beats to deep techno to jazzy house, experimental stuff on his own ues label and a lot of remixes for other labels, all more or less produced by J Antoni. In 1998, he teamed up with S Krooks and formed Betamax Crew
, with this project focusing on more cluboriented tracks. Ever since, he's released tracks under the various monikers, and also under his own name.