Mason is the stage name of the Dutch music DJ & producer Iason Chronis (born 17 January 1980). He had a number one on the UK Dance Chart in 2007 with his track Exceeder. Exceeder had originally been an instrumental and had received a vinyl only release in the UK in 2006. The new version of the track, Perfect (Exceeder) featured vocals from Princess Superstar and reached number 3 on the national British chart in January 2007. The number was a big hit in The Netherlands as well. Mason has been very popular with Ministry of Sound featuring on many of their annual compilations.
Mason has released music on numerous electronic music labels, such as Great Stuff Recordings, and Pickadoll Music, and remixed artists such as Moby, Robyn and Gabriella Cilmi. In 2008 Mason launched his own label 'Animal Language'. In 2011 he released his debut album 'They Are Among Us', which featured collaborations with Roisin Murphy, DMC, Sam Sparro, Kurtis Blow and Aqualung. In 2014 the second Mason album 'ZOA' was released, featuring Jocelyn Brown, Rouge Mary (Hercules & Love Affair) and many other feature artists. He also had chart success in the Netherlands and Belgium with his song 'Runaway', which was a modern version of Runaway by Eruption, and with Boadicea, featuring Roisin Murphy.
Mason is Iason Chronis. He was born in Amsterdam to a Dutch actress and Greek sculptor. He began learning the violin at age 6. In 1987, he sang in the 8th version of the Kinderen voor Kinderen choir, and would continue to do so until the 12th version in 1991. In his teens, he practiced DJing using his grandmother's turntables. At a later age, he took a four-year course in Music Composition and Performance, for which he received an award from the Dutch Royal Family. He uses his violin skills during his DJ-sets. During his tour with Tiësto in 2004, he played the violin during a live performance of Lethal Industry. In 2006 Coen Berrier (born 17 April 1979) joined in the studio and during live shows, but left Mason in 2014. Berrier has had earlier chart success with 'Husan' by Bhangra Knights.
Mason plays live shows as well as dj sets, and performed at Sensation White, Dance Valley, Tomorrowland, Nature One, Creamfields, Global Gathering and many clubs and festivals in more than 50 countries around the world. Mason is the organiser behind several parties throughout the Netherlands, including the Animal Language Kafe Rave and Avondwinkel at Club Nyx in Amsterdam.