Interview with Joe Le Groove, Jay Tempest & Nicolas Smith
London Stalwart Joe Le Groove, continues to do what his names suggests when he performs. Using 2-4 decks, with looping and effects his DJ sets have ignited dance floors around the world for some time.
Joe Le Groove (Resolute Label/Supplement Facts/Wiggle/Defected)
Born in the US, London Stalwart Joe Le Groove started Djing @ on turntables when he was 13 years old. Coming from a musical family background it has always played a key part in his life. From playing Hip Hop and eventual moving on to early House and Breaks and then Hardcore/ Drum & Bass where he became friends with and played with the likes of DJ Hype, Fabio, Remarc/Rob & Dave Foster (Roast), D-bridge and many others from 1990 till 1999.
Still inspired by DJ’s like Frankie Knuckles and Masters At Work Joe slowly moved away from Drum & Bass/Jungle and pursued playing House. He has excelled in DJing House & Techno, winning his wage from: Glass House, Ministry of Sound, Pacha, The Scala, The Honey Club, Medicine, AKA/END – touring back home to: Miami, California, New York, Ibiza, Germany, Russia, France, Spain and as far as Asia destroying dance floors along the way.
He gained a residency at the legendary Turnmills in 2002 and moved to Shoreditch in East London. Joe writes for the Guestlist Network Newspaper in the House & Techno section and still continues to do what his names suggests when he performs by using 2-4 decks, with looping and effects. His DJ sets have ignited dance floors around the world for some time and he can be found running his Brake Horse Records imprint launched in November 2009. In 2011 year Joe met Elon from Resolute label and after a few conversations and bouncing ideas back and forth his vocals were used for two tracks for the Labels fifth release on the underground no-nonsense imprint.
In 2014 Joe’s first taste of top 10 chart success came from his collaboration with Space Ibiza Resident Rob Roar, the entitled “Chicks On Acid”. The ibiza anthem Stormed to Number 9 in the DMC charts. Even though he has earned Beatport top 100 chart positions both himself and tINI never knew that their collaboration would race up charts to number 2 in the Beatport Tech House charts and remain there for a month! Look out for the pairs next set of gems which are currently on the boil.
Its been a very busy year for Joe in the studio, he has been making music on and off since the mid 90’s and has taken a step back to focus more on production as his Djing skill speaks for itself. Look out for various remixes and solo projects from the man.
Most recently Joe has been working on various projects with the likes of Cesare Vs Disorder & Quenum aka Azimute, close friend Elon, Alexi Delano, Mark Knight, Mark Fanciulli and more. He continues to work with Drum & Bass legend Subject 13 aka Mr Lefteye.He also has a new project called LoveHer with Felipe Kastegliano and Jack On Black with Jib Rafil.
Joe has never spent any time in a glass box, but he has shared the DJ box with: Silicone Soul, Jamie Jones, Tom Stephan, Mr C, Matthias Tanzmann, Anthea, Kevin Griffiths and Carl Cox to name but a few. With previous residencies at the legendary The Cross (RIP), Pushca (international resident), Redlight Afterhours, In Bed with Space, S.LR in Romania and his continued involvement with Resolute Label & Serialism he is one to watch.
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