Smokin'Jo FM management



The only female to win DJ magazines highly coveted DJ OF THE YEAR AWARD, Smokin Jo is one of the most talented DJ / Producers to emerge from the British dance music scene for the last ten years. Jo’s undeniably cutting edge funky sound has carved her a niche in club land. 2004 sees Jo continue the Heineken world tour that kicked off last October. Jo was signed up for the second stage of Thirst tour in 2003 where she played alongside other international superstar DJ’s such as DJ’s Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto & Deep Dish. The tour reached hundreds of thousands of clubbers in 35 different countries in the Far East, Aisa, Australasia, The Middle East, Europe, USA and Canada. This year Jo teamed up with Dj/producer Tim Sheridan on a brand new project called NastyDirtySexMusic. Their aim was to bring the underground back to Ibiza, playing music they loved in a free and beautiful enviroment. The tunes were all deep and dirty, with a slammin bass, little bits of electro-house and lots of nasty vocals. The combination worked and they quickly became very popular on the island. They put on numerous free parties on the beach which were so successful that Space asked them to host the new Red Box room every Sunday as part We Love Space . The Red Box quickly became the sucess of the season. Tim & Jo put on a final closing party after DC10 closing whcih was widely acclaimed to be the best party of the summer. They have now taken up a monthly NastyDirtySexMusic residency at Londons Ministry of Sound and are now booking in tour dates all over the world as well as producing tracks in the NastyDirty style with Jo doing some of the vocals Being the undisputed queen of Ibiza Jo was assigned to do her ‘postcards from Ibiza’ reports on Pete Tongs Essential Selection on Radio 1 in 2003 and 2002. As Jo has been going to Ibiza for 15 years, she was perfect for the role where she gave weekly reports of all the latest gossip, club news and goings on in Ibiza. Jo was also asked to do an Essential Mix for Radio 1as part of their 'Ibiza Heroes' series, which was broadcast on 20th September 2003. Jo also mixed the Terrace CD for the Space Album that was released on Azuli Records, she captured the true spirit of the Terrace and the worlds best club. This follows on from the other successful compilations Jo has under her belt; Defected Sessions 14 on Defected Records, DEF Com 2 and the tough, tribal, deep and sexy, SJ01, released through Trust the DJ. Jo also mixed a cover mount CD for Muzik magazine in the summer of 2001. Jo has also been working in the studio on her own productions. Last year she worked with Washington, Steve Lawlers engineer on a track called ‘State of Mind’ which was championed by Seb Fontaine on Radio 1 and released on Distreackt Records. Jo also worked with Pete Gleadall, who is Tom Stephan’s producer under the name 'Los Vengadores' which came out on Whoop Records. Jo’s previously released tracks include ‘The Psycho Bitch EP’, the hugely successful collaboration with Pete Heller called Fishbone Sleepers and ‘Yanu’ which was critically acclaimed by journalists and dj’s alike. Danny Tenaglia and BBC Radio Ones Pete Tong are huge fans of her work, with regular radio and club play. In addition to Jo has also remixed tracks and has twiddled the knobs on the 1993 biggie ‘High’ by Hyper-Go-Go, ‘Charlie Big Potato’ by Skunk Anansie and ‘Make U Whole’ by Androncius to name but a few. Jo has achieved so much in her career and it all started in 1991 when she fell in love with House music and the scene that went with it. Jo noticed a distinct lack of female DJs and decided to purchase some decks and try her hand at djing. While working in the Junior Gaultier shop in Soho, Jo made mix tapes and gave them to friends and customers to see their response. The response was better than expected. Her first gigs were at fashion after-show parties, which then escalated into her djing for club events. Taking her stage name from the boxer Smoking Joe Fraser, Jo felt it provided ambiguity instead of an obviously feminine name, as back then it was seen as a novelty to be a female DJ. In the early nineties, Jo was given a chance to play at London’s legendary TRADE night @ Turnmills. She absolutely rocked the dance floor and was given a residency that lasted three years. Being the only late night after-hours club in London, Trade became the club that everyone wanted to be a part of. Amongst the patrons were promoters and DJs who were impressed by Jo's talent and sound. From there Jo went on to play at many of the UK clubs such as Cream, Pushca, Ministry of Sound, Renaissance and Miss Moneypenny’s. She also played for the infamous Boys Own, Betty Ford Clinic and to a crowd of 30,000 people at Tribal Gathering, where she attributes as one of the most memorable and amazing experiences. As the scene has changed Jo has changed with it, playing for Tribal Sessions, Shindig, The End, Fabric and not forgetting the residency she held with DTPM. Jo has always been a part of the London Gay scene. Due to such high response to her talent, Jo has been able to tour the world with her unique sound. Danny Tenaglia has become a loyal supporter of Jo, regularly dropping her tracks within his sets and inviting her to play at Vinyl in New York alongside  himself.



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