Hackney GT has been birthed out of Russ Jones passion for cycling, a keen eye for fashion and trends , a quirky edge and a love of music from around the world. Wanting to make a cycle jersey for his music production company Hackney Globe Trotter and what was originally only one design has turned into many and now into a label and collection. Vibrant, alternative and a reflection of Russ' beloved Hackney and East London
The musical adventures have seen Russ djing literally all around the world to hosting his own festival in East London and festival stages at the likes of Glastonbury and Bestival. There have been mixes on BBC Radio 1, 6Music and more. A number of compilation CDs including the ground breaking Future World Funk series and a couple of releases with the Basement Jaxx . There is currently a weekly podcast on www.SOASRadio.org and he still hosts a monthly party with a whole plethora of amazing tropical bands and DJs.
Russ' cycling and sporting exploits have led to sponsorship deals, great results in both mountain bike and cycle cross racing in regional and national races and a winner of triathlons.
New designs, events, music projects and more are always forthcoming so watch this space. HGT a reflection of creative and positive life for living.