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A Day in Paradise: Exclusive Photos of Jamie Jones

Follow the Welsh DJ before and after a gig in Los Angeles

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDN

Erik Voake

House innovator Jamie Jones let Rolling Stone's cameras trail him for a day as he prepped for EDM's big week in Miami and played a gig in L.A. Here's the narrative of his day, in his own words:

"I'm a real pacer when on the phone, can't take a call whilst sitting down. I spend as much time as I can looking out over the city when I'm here, it's an inspiring view for me, makes me really want to create things."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Room With a View

"Preparing some music for tonight. I have vinyls sent to me from the U.K. and Europe, and I listen to a bunch of demos and go through Beatport, etc."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Gear Up

"My home studio in L.A. Slowly getting a replica of my home set up in London going, still a long way to go, but some great bits of kit that I swear by. Lee Foss also has a studio here in L.A., so we trade equipment all the time."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

A DJ and a Gentleman

"Dry cleaners on Highland, picking up my girlfriend's jackets, what a gentleman. (Actually mine were not ready, ha.)"

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Listening Station

"In Amoeba, they have a huge selection of old house and disco, but also import some new stuff which they display for pre-listening on these iPads."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Pro Picker

"I wish they had turntables, can only pick what you know. Luckily I've been buying records for almost 20 years so know my way around the crates."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Toast of the Town

"Pre-club drinks with U.S. team, friends, Pete Tong and his wife — only one or two for me tonight though, off to Aspen straight from the club on a snowboard vacation."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Last Looks

"I still don't have all my music on external hard drives to play, as my iTunes was 500 gigs, so if I think of a track that's not there, I go down and drop it on a USB. Better hurry though. . ."

Jamie Jones, DJ, EDM

Erik Voake

Head Trip

"Ever since Coachella last year, where someone made a huge cut out head of me on a stick and had it on the dance floor all night, this cut out head has followed me to a few gigs on the West Coast. Here it is again in multiple!"

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