INSPIRATON SERIES WITH JOESKI
This Saturday sees the latest daytime party offering from the Godfather of the Petitenget coastline… KU DE TA. As usual they are spoiling us with a very special and carefully curated line-up and leading the charge is none other than a legend of the New York House Music Scene in Joeski.
Joeski exploded onto the NYC and US House scene in the late 80’s as a DJ and then followed this up with some incredible productions, spring boarding what is now a 30+ year musical journey. Originally tearing up dancefloors alongside fellow residents and legends such as Danny Tenaglia, Louie Vega and Roger Sanchez, Joeski’s productions have been released on imprints equally as renowned such as Ministry of Sound, Defected, Bedrock, Crosstown Rebels, Defected, Desolat, Poker Flat and not of course forgetting his own label, now 18 years strong… Maya.
Despite a short hiatus a few years back to run a bar in New York, Joeski has always been at the forefront of everything credible coming out of the States and this paragraph taken from a recent interview in IDJMagazine sums it up better than we could:
“Honestly, I feel so blessed to be able to do this… to still be able to do this. It’s been a long ride with a lot of ups and downs, but at the end of the day I’m still here doing it and I really feel blessed. Because I’ve lived this… and I still live it. I go to bed and I’m composing drum loops in my head… I can’t even sit and watch a movie with my girlfriend because I’m Shazaming a song from the soundtrack!”
To really master your craft you have to live it, and clearly this man does, so join us at KU DE TA on Saturday and to get you in the mood we have an Inspirations musical selection from the man himself! Check it out!
Crustation – Flame (Mood ll Swing Insanity dub)
The first time I heard this record, I was completely blown away. Mood II Swing have always been one of my favorite remixers, and specifically their dubs. This record was a big inspiration for me.
Chez N Trent – Morning Factory
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, there was so much amazing house music coming out of Chicago. Prescription Records was one of my favorite labels from that time producing quality deep house music. I am a big fan of Ron Trent and Chez Damier so I had to feature one of their tracks.
Lil Louis – French Kiss
In my opinion, this is one of those records that will never go out of style. This track came out in the 80’s, still sounds good, and will continue to stand the test of time. French Kiss never left my crate and I still continue to play it to this day.
Cajmere featuring Derrick Carter – Dream States
This is one of the records that made me love the soulful side of house music. I am a big fan of both of these two Chicago legends.
Roger Sanchez & Jay Williams – Spirit Lift You Up
I had to represent one of my fellow New York City house legends. This is quality, soulful, tribal house music and I used to love playing this record at my residency at the Roxy back in the day.