JOill (Lucent Dossier / Mioli Music)
Detroit-bred, via San Francisco and now recent addition to the city of angels aka Los Angeles. JOill has been calling California his home since 2001. . His name is a combination of the classic American name, "JO", combined with his Korean roots & middle name,"ill."
JOill has been a performer since 1986. His background & training as a jazz saxophonist granted him the soulful musical comprehension that he would later incorporate into his dance music career. The concrete jungle classrooms of Chicago and Detroit were geographically accessible in his development and gave him the urban exposure that can’t be taught on paper, giving him the edge he needed to break into electronic music.
For over 20 years, JOill has been creating "the good vibe," on the dance floor as a DJ with multifaceted selections that vary with his surroundings. While today his sound is certainly deep-and-tech house focused, Techno, Soul, Old-Classics, Disco and World beat elements are sure to surface when the moment permits.
Overall, JOill makes it clear that creating an infectious groove prevails above any attempt to stay within genre lines. It’s his commitment to this fundamental ideal that’s landed him residencies in musical hot spots like Tulum, MX, San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA to name a few.
Using SF as his jumping-off point has led to gigs in and involvement to some of the world’s most reputable festivals, parties, clubs & brands including BPM, Mixmag, Fusion, Cocoon, Lucent Dossier Experience, Watergate, Sunset Campout & Suma Beach while also playing on the same bills w/ electronic musics most respected.
After returning from his, successful, yearly European summer tour. Keep an eye out for JOill’s new residencies, collaborative productions, tight schedule & intimate, but vibe-heavy-gatherings that will be unleashed in Tulum, MX during the BPM season. Rest up & stay close because JOill will surely remind us what it feels like to truly connect with a DJ.