Line-up /The Sound Navigators-Doubledown, Jackin Tracks
Johnny Fingers-Red Flavored Records, Mixin.com
Ab Logic- Mind Control, The Hoodfells
Godfather Sage- Mind Control
MIND CONTROL EVENTS
Jonn Hawley and Heather Doble (AKA Sound Navigators) began DJing and producing together after being introduced by mutual friend, vocalist Javante Monet. Hailing from Milwaukee and Chicago respectively, Jonn and Heather's mutual drive and passion to create music has forged a unique partnership that is truly taking the dance music industry by storm. Despite growing up in different states, the two Navigators share very similar backgrounds in music and dance. While Jonn grew up break-dancing in clubs around Milwaukee and Chicago, Heather spent most of her younger years formally practicing ballet. Both Heather and Jonn suffered injuries that ended their days of dancing. However, both have chosen to take their passion for music and use it to make others dance through their DJing and productions.
Jonn and Heather began DJing independently of one another over a decade ago. After DJing together for the first time at Eve in Milwaukee, Jonn and Heather both realized that their individual styles complimented one another in a way that grabbed the audience's attention. Soon after, the two took their love of house music into the studio and began to produce together. Working together at Foundation 75 Studios, the Navigator's first collaboration, "Salsaholic" quickly saw chart action amongst some of the industry's most notable DJs and producers. When asked what makes their partnership successful, the two agree that it is their common drive toward the same goal, passion for music and individual abilities that make this unique partnership work.
After working together for several years the duo's first official single, "The Vibe" was released on Olive Records. "The Vibe" was an instant success. The track received glowing reviews in Bigshot and URB Magazine and was also licensed to the October 2005 Derrick Carter double mix cd for Ministry Of Sound. Since the release of "The Vibe" the two have enjoyed other successful original releases and remixes on various house labels like, Doubledown, Control, Lingo, Blockhead, 3AM Recordings, DAE, Jackin Tracks, Utensil, Chillin Music, and Area DJ. Both Jonn and Heather agree that they feel extremely fortunate to be able to have success doing something they love.
Along with the duos passion for creating house music the two also share a love of Djing. In January 2004 Jonn Hawley spearheaded what was to become one of the largest monthly parties in MilwaukeeThe Beatdown. At The Beatdown Jonn and Heather come together to bring their unique and eclectic mix of beats to the Milwaukee area. In December 2005 the Sound Navigators will begin their first U.S. tour in Atlanta, Georgia. The SNM (Sound Navigation Movement) tour will take the Navigators across the country and back again ending in a massive "welcome home" party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As is always the case, it's difficult to say exactly what's next for the Navigators. But without doubt one thing remains clear: Jonn and Heather are and will always be dedicated to their common goal of bringing new and exciting sounds into the world of house music.