Best known for the phrase, “Hey Boy! Watch me move it, shake it, ‘cross the dance floor,” from track ‘Cross the Dance Floor’, Ashley Jones (better known as producer/DJ Treasure Fingers) has been making it rain in the disco with innovative remixes and original tracks. Jones is far from a new jack, having racked up over a decade of international club experience and studio chops as part of the legendary drum & bass group, Evol Intent. Yet as Treasure Fingers, he’s found a way to merge his diverse influences and deep history into a signature sound, packed with intricate basslines, chopped-up, gritty synth melodies, and party-ready drum breaks. It’s already captured the ears of everyone from Innerpartysystem , Monarchy, Theophilus London and Miike Snow to dance music icons Eric Prydz, Romanthony and Roy Davis JR (all of whom requested the Treasure Fingers remix treatment). His twist on Disco attracted the attention of labels like Defected, MOS, Nervous, Hed Kandi and Fools Gold among others.
“Cross The Dancefloor” was Treasure Fingers’ debut, an inescapably catchy, vocoder-laced dance gem that two-steps over genre boundaries. The instant classic received support from Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Sinden and Kissy Sell Out, to name a few. He has had two more monumental releases since then. First is his Lift Me EP on Defected records. “Lift Me” leads the way with a twisted synth and trigga happy vocal cut session, and that gets combined with the bouncy edge of “It’s Love”. Second is “Keep Up” feat. Haley Small on Fools Gold. Four minutes of vocoder funk and throwback freestyle drums that feel right on time thanks to Treasure Fingers’ clever arrangements and candy-sweet vocals. Treasure Fingers has kept the momentum going with heavy touring and official remixes for numerous artists including Avicii, Chromeo, Estelle, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, Santogold & Lykke Li, and James Curd (a remix which went to #1 on the Beatport Club Chart). A constant favorite on internet hipster scorekeeper Hype Machine, he’s a favorite in the blogosphere.