Different Grooves On Air #187 – Smokin Jo

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Smokin Jo is one of the most talented Dj’s to emerge from the British dance music scene. Jo’s undeniably cutting edge sound has carved her a niche in clubland.

She has played in pretty much every corner of the globe and in every major nightclub you could care to mention: Womb in Tokyo, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Warung in Brazil, Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos, Crobar in New York, Space Miami & Ibiza, Vinyl in New York, Zouk in Singapore, Fabric in London and Cocoon in Frankfurt are just some of the venues she has played in recent years. She is still the only female DJ to have ever won DJ Magazines highly coveted DJ of the Year award.

Jo has just been taken on by Defected Records DJ agency,Colluded and will be the resident DJ at the infamous Pooldisco parties and Glitterbox. Most recently Jo was booked by actor/DJ Idris Elba to play alongside him at his own club night. Summer 2013 Jo hosted her own night at the infamous Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, booking DJ’s to play with her such as Mark Ronson and Dave Morales. Jo produced the music and played at the aftershow for a collaboration between designers Julien McDonald and Melissa Odabash for their swimwear show on the roof of the gorgeous ME Hotel in London. Jo is now a resident DJ at Shoreditch House, where she hosts her own tri – monthly night called Mixtape and is currently hosting a new club concept with SKIN, lead singer from Skunk Anansie, called The Electric Tiger Cave, where the pair DJ back2back and SKIN sings on the mic they had a fantastic run of parties at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes in Ibiza last summer and are set to return this year.

On the production front Jo had a co production with up coming producer Falomir! which was out in May 2014 on Area Remote called “I see Sunrise” In 2013 Jo released her Ralph & Vikki EP on Hannah Holland’s new label, Native City, she has been producing many of her own tracks released on Area Remote, her last EP called Headz Down had brilliant reactions from all the major players .In 2012 Jo released Listen Up an EP for Monique Speciale’ the excellent Canadian label, Jo also remixed Santos – Primitive Cannibal on the labels other signature Monique Music, and also released a track with D Ramirez called “Red Hot”.In 2011 Jo hooked up with fellow female producer Nicole Moudaber to collaborate on some tracks for Yellow Tail and has a collaborated on a release on Dirt Crew with Marc Romboy called “What Is it?”. In the past Jo had been working under her moniker TRNSSTR (Transistor). After the success of the live shows and first single ‘Sausage Dog’ with remixes from Davide Squillace and Plasmik, the second TRNSSTR single ‘As You Like It’ received major support from the likes of Luciano, Anja Schneider and Tiefscharwz to name a few.

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