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Joey Hansom is an artist’s artist’s artist and the world’s greatest self-aggrandizer. He is the main force behind Godmother, a pop band that plays “oldies but newbies”. After 2012’s rogue “Theme Song from James Bond 23” racked up over 200,000 YouTube views, they followed by releasing “These Things Take Time” as a 7″ single. No Fear Of Pop described the song as “exuberant, luscious, and delightfully kinky”, even going so far as to say it “effectively smashed the competition for 2013's greatest lyric”. Godmother converts new fans each time they perform, including support for Peaches and JD Samson. Meanwhile in the studio, Joey also collaborates with Alexander Geist and has crafted remixes for the likes of SSION and Light Asylum.
As a DJ, Joey has carved a niche with his transgenre approach, bringing a bit of color into the cold, gray beats that dominate Berlin’s club scene. He has played throughout Europe as well as a number of Berlin’s top locations (Watergate, Bar 25), parties (Gegen, Horse Meat Disco) and festivals (Berlin Festival, Foreign Affairs). He blends together selections spanning all eras of dance music, mostly using vinyl (although the “analog versus digital” debate makes him roll his eyes).
Joey is also the founder of Expatriarch, incorporating a monthly show on Berlin Community Radio, a monthly night at club institution Schwuz and event production of dozens of concerts and parties throughout the city, including the Berlin debuts of Maria Minerva, Zebra Katz and Cakes Da Killa. Aside from his full-time nightlife, Joey sunlights as English-language editor for Siegessäule magazine and contributes to other publications.