Biographies are not a thing that I like to read, especially DJ ones. Most of them come with the “I have loved music since I was a baby…”, “House Music was love at first sight (or hearing)... So don’t worry, because I’m not going to make it sound like I’m being booked by the Top 10 best Night-clubs ever every night. I’m not going to say how I only play because of my deep love for music. That’s not what you are going to read here.
What you are going to read here is simply how I am the DJ that you have been looking to play at your parties, your Cocktail Bar, your Beach Club, your VIP Lounge, your radio station.
By the end of this biography, you are going to be sure that my experience of more than two decades as a DJ has made me the best option for all of your exclusive events.
The fact is I loved pop music years before I even heard of house. I was a child of the Madchester era and still listen to some of it. I like Depeche Mode, New Order, Bananarama and Simply Red and I’m not afraid to confess I own complete catalogues of the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure on vinyl and my favourite album as a kid was for many years Erasure: The Innocents - I wore the cassette out, which made my Dad invest in a CD player for me at Christmas time.
The first 7-inch I bought was 'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley, the first album 'Actually' by the Pet Shop Boys and the first 12" was 'Domino Dancing' by the Pet Shop Boys. Maybe this is not everyone's cup of tea, but it's who I am.
So how did I get here? Well, 25 years ago a friend put into my hands on a Sasha BBC Radio One Essential Mix-tape, and that’s when it all started to change.
I didn't want to be a DJ to avoid dancing in public, to attract girls and get free drinks, I just liked playing good tunes to friends. In the years since I've DJ'd out and about occasionally and had the best night ever each and every time, but I'm honest enough to know I'm not really a high talented DJ and I really have been lucky to see a few at work and I’m glad for that.
During these 25 years, both DJ's and labels have come and gone, and my success has been especially due to the faith and support of the people who are important to me.
In recent years, I have taken my music to many places and Eastern Europe, especially Montenegro and Croatia, where in 2019 I was booked to perform for 12 nights consecutively at the the Croatian Open ATP Tennis Tournament in Umag within various Beach clubs and VIP cocktail lounges.
As someone who has regularly up-dated his skills at London Sound Academy and has been playing progressively for the last 25 years throughout Europe, and also as someone who learnt with vinyl and now uses CDJ's, I can claim to know what I am doing in theory at least.
Although I have developed a style that suits perfectly for the venues that I like to play (Beach Clubs, Cocktail Bars, VIP Lounges, Exclusive Restaurants), what I value the most is that I am always focused on enhancing the overall experience rather than imposing my own style as an artist, and I think that differentiates me from other DJ's.
My weekly “Thru The Looking Glass” Podcast show seemed like the natural progression of what I have been doing, and thanks to the help of radio stations like Data Transmission Radio and Influx Radio, it is have developed brilliantly with a great following who really appreciate the deep melodic dreamy house music that I showcase each week , and I’m very proud of it's success.
So if you want to know more about my music, you can check it out within my Soundcloud, Mixcloud, iTunes and YouTube Channels. Also, If you think you could use my services to help you enlighten your club party, venue, event or Radio Station; please just make contact.
Simply; for me, it’s all about mood and a deep, hypnotic groove… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realising it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date.
DJ Joma’s tracks