In the spotlight of L.A., you can’t cut it as a DJ if you can’t play everything. As a native of the city, Jonathan Nguyen, known by his moniker Frontside, is a specialist of hard-earned versatility. With 10 years of experience, Frontside brings to every set his real, rooted sense of the diversity of L.A. scenes. He’s been featured at the legendary Low End Theory, holds a current residency at the ultra elite Soho House in Malibu and West Hollywood, a NeueHouse in Hollywood resident and constantly popping up at a string of hot spots around the city. Whatever the genre, crowd, or mood, Frontside is unassailable.
This taste is the backbone of his popular SoundCloud mixes, including his Mixtapes for Girls series. Each volume is themed after different women he finds as a muse for inspiring and showcasing his flair for vision and concept. Mixtapes are tailored, specific and personal; it’s this ethos that drives his work, and why he pops up all over the most eclectic city in the world.
Frontside is also a co-founder of Maybe Later Radio, an entity focused on cultivating culture through music, media, and lifestyle – taking chances on defining a new scene for artists, DJs, producers and designers to work together. Maybe Later is bringing a new, original sound to Los Angeles, with Frontside helping lead the project.