Although he spent his formative musical years establishing himself as an MC in Birmingham’s popular garage scene, Jayson Wynters has made a leap into a second life as a sought-after DJ of stylish underground house. He’s never forgotten the diverse influences of his youth though, and his music flips with great versatility through hazy technoid sounds, soulful broken beats, shiny electro and softly burbling acid. Perhaps the centre ground that Jayson most frequently runs across is akin to the dustily analogue sonics of the USA’s own midlands, Detroit. In his DJ sets there are touches of Theo Parrish’s crunchy beats, lush synths and frequent excursions into steppy drum patterning. Whether he’s appearing alongside artists like the dub chamber-claustrophobic, Deadbeat, or laying down Secretsundaze sets of disco and deep house, Jayson has a flexibility that will suit the varied stages dotted around ION.