DJ, remixer, and producer DJ Escape (aka Jeff Jonas) began spinning turntables in the early '90s, inspired by the growing popularity of the hip-hop scene. The opportunity to start playing it came after teaming up with DJ Skribble. However, the newcomer turned into house music after meeting Junior Vasquez during a performance at New York's Palladium.
In addition to his first mixes, including Junior Vasquez's "Be Quiet" and Ce Ce Peniston's "Finally 2000," the New York-based DJ Escape emerged as a solo artist with the release of a single called "Everybody Get Up" in 1998. At the age of 23, Jeff Jonas became A&R coordinator for Groovilicious Music, which released his first full-length mix record called Party Time 2002. ~ Drago Bonacich