As gifted on the decks as he is in the studio, CHKLTE approaches music with a delicateness that defies his towering stature. With vibrant, seductive blooms and deep, syrupy booms, his subtleties climb into the ear like tendrils. Jonathan began sneaking into South Texas clubs at the age of 15 to DJ after countless hours digging through online archives.
In 2012, he became a resident of Austin TX and quickly became a regular guest DJ across the state. CHKLTE is now a resident DJ behind the infamous Blacktone agency & party series that sparked out of Austin Texas, which regularly hosts the likes of Dyed Soundroom, Nicolas Lutz, Francesco Del Garda, tINI, Raresh, Praslea , Lamache and Robin Ordell.
The move from Jonathan to CHKLTE spurned a series of releases on labels such as OGE, We R The Aliens, Personality Disorder, Vatos Locos, Solid Grooves Raw, Moonfruit, Floorpiece Digital, Melotherapy and Honne Music. He has also launched 2 labels CHOKO for vinyl only & a digital format label ChokoDIGI, which you can find exclusively on Bandcamp – including his personal edits & original work as well.
CHKLTE is now based between Ibiza & the US and can often be found controlling the dance floors of Fabric London, Hi Ibiza, DC 10 Ibiza, Epizode & UNUM festivals in Albania, ADE in Amsterdam, Club der Visionaere, as well as Mexico, Canada, London, Romania, Czech Republic & Bulgaria. He can be often found on lineups alongside Dyed Soundorom, Gescu, The Martinez Brothers, Voigtmann, Nu Zau, tINI, Herodot, Priku, Afriqua and in May 2021 closed Space Miami b2b2b with the legendary pairing of Ricardo Villalobos and Raresh.
Upcoming Tour Dates
July 23rd – The Trip, Miami FL
Aug 5th – Unter Freunfer, Bern CH
Aug 6th – Folklore Club, Lausanne
Aug 9th – w/ The Martínez Brothers & Marco Carola @ Hï Ibiza, Ibiza ES
Aug 12th – Gradina Monterou, Bucharest, Ro
Aug 15th – After Caposile, Venice IT
Aug 19th – E1, London UK
Aug 20th – Supermarket, Zurich CH
Aug 21st – Octan, Ibiza ES
Sept 1st – Solid Grooves @ DC-10, Ibiza ES
Sept 9th – Bahrain
Sept 10th – Zone Club, Prishtina
Sept 18th – Epizode Festival, Albania
Oct 20th – Atelier x ADE, Amsterdam NL – (CONFIRMED)
Oct 21st – Kumquat @ La Bellevilloise, Paris FR – (CONFIRMED)