Growing up in the Bay Area, young JNTHN was immersed in some of the thickest soul, funk and hip-hop ever made, with jazz and classical music coming from his musician and artist parents, and alternative rock coming to his ears from local radio stations. He started playing jazz in high school, then headed east ways over to New York to attend Manhattan School of Music to push his skills even further, absorbing the sounds of the noisy city, and soon moved into beat making as a form of escapism. That very escapism soon became a powerful reality as he started to explore music making with voice, instruments, and electronics altogether and the doors to endless possibilities were soon blown right off the hinges.
JNTHN is constantly learning and mastering new skills, even ones that have just begun to exist; In 2015 JNTHN was invited by Ableton to unveil the brand new Push with them in a documentary filmed in Berlin focusing on JNTHN's beat making with the Push, his singing and his bass playing. Since then, he is unanimously acknowledged by the internet as the best Push player in the world.