When asked about his reputation as an organizer, philanthropist, and general coolest-guy-in-the-room, DL responds modestly: “I just try to do cool shit differently. I never found it healthy to make a habit out of patting yourself on the back; you just keep it moving and try to surpass your own expectations as often as possible.”
He may not want to pat himself on the back, but I sure as hell will: DL Jones has an unprecedented reputation in Montreal.
It’s rare to find someone with a reputation these days, which should not be confused with popularity. It isn’t defined by Twitter followers or Soundcloud plays; it’s something that you have to earn.
That’s what makes DL different. He doesn’t have a million social media followers. In fact, I find his Instagram account hilarious because less than 200 people are privy to his candid shots with Diplo, Skrillex, and Will.I.Am, to name a few. The Montreal Gazette featured him as one of their 20 Hottest Montrealers of the Year for 2015, a list that included P.K. Subban and Justin Trudeau. He may not be known by the masses, evident by my "who is this dude adding me on Facebook?" attitude at first, but he can show up to any bar, club, or venue in the city and be treated like royalty. That’s what a reputation gets you.
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Tyler Lemco is a writer/entertainer from Montreal, Canada. He enjoys burgers, basketball, cheeseburgers, rap music, and bacon cheeseburgers. Follow him on pretty much any social media @tlemco.