jojo de freq
JoJo De Freq's DJing career has taken her across the globe from Manchester to Moscow, Brazil to Berlin and beyond. She has played the smallest of sweaty underground venues to events of 5000 people at FIB in Benicassim. An unknown girl, a music obsessive from Vancouver, who worked behind a counter in a record shop who relocated to London and became an internationally in demand DJ in just one year.
JoJo first arrived in London January 2001, to begin the new millennium. Her night Nag Nag Nag, a Wednesday night weekly, heralded one of London's most seminal electronic scenes since the days of acid house. As one of the founders of Nag Nag Nag, she hosted the capitals electro explosion, a place where it wasn"t always clear who was gay or who was straight, where art students rubbed shoulders with celebrities and JoJo's legendary energetic DJ sets were the soundtrack to the dance floor"s fervour and an amped-up euphoric atmosphere. JoJo remained the weekly resident there until the clubs closing in 2008 (RIP).
It was in 2003 that JoJo caught the attention of Bugged Out, one of the UK's longest running most respected club nights, well known for breaking up and coming artists and booking some of techno's biggest and best names. She was approached to become resident at their influential monthly night, held at The End club in London. It was here that she was able to play to a wider audience and expand her sound in a larger venue. JoJo became renowned for her skilful taste making three hour closing sets where she explored a deeper more psychedelic sound.
In the pre You-Tube days of heavy manuals, expensive hardware, and long hours of trial and error, JoJo had quietly been building a home studio set-up and teaching herself to produce music for several years. She finally made her first release "Make Some Noise" on Bugged Out Recordings in 2005 to critical acclaim. Shortly after, JoJo was asked by friend and mentor Miss Kittin to remix "Kittin is High" the resulting "Beauty is Terror Remix" was an underground hit. She later went on to remix one of her favourite acts Man Like Me (before you found them in the kitchen at parties!).
In 2007, at a time when the physical sales of music were at a sudden decline and the record industry was looking to new ways to distribute music digitally JoJo launched Mythic Records, a download-only label. Through Mythic she released three double-sided originals "Saturn Returns", "Feel Your Mind" and "Welcome to Dalston". The logo featured an iconic unicorn and the sound referenced early 90's techno and house, hence the name Mythic. On these releases JoJo was responsible for every level of the production process, from writing and recording her own vocals to mixing and mastering.
Back after a years hiatus, JoJo is currently working hard in the studio on various projects, with fresh new ideas. Ready to rock the dance floor more then ever her style of play builds around house music, but of course has that De Freq edge which makes the her sets and the night all the more interesting!
Best friends since childhood, Anëk originate from Copenhagen, Denmark and are the first female duo to be welcomed to the exclusive VIVa MUSiC roster. With over 10 years of experience DJ’ing and Producing under a different alias, Karina & Denise, who now reside in the UK, are far from unexperienced in the house music scene. From a young age the two friends found their passion and calling in electronic music, and from 2001 have wasted no time pursuing a career doing what they love most.
Anëk’s introduction to house music fans came with their inclusion in the first VIVa MUSiC Be-At TV podcast in February 2012, sparking initial interest in the highly talented duo. Their back-to-back playing emanating energy, dynamics and an all round uplifting house vibe. Currently working in the studio on various productions for VIVa including many other labels, their first release will see their standout track ‘Whatever You Say’ as part of VIVa MUSiC’s 100th EP. The VIVa100 EP embraces all key VIVa MUSiC artists, including Steve LAWLER, Darius Syrossian, LEON, Livio & Roby, Julian Perez and more providing forward thinking productions for a very special release.
FACE, the number one promoters of underground house in Birmingham (UK) welcomed Anëk with open arms to play alongside Tiefschwarz, Darius Syrossian and Santé at a VIVa MUSiC vs Souvenir party in June 2012. This summer will also see them play at Sankeys, Ibiza as part of the VIVa Warriors Residency during its closing party on September 12th.
After a move down to London in 1993 Lottie got her big break at Turnmills with a weekly residency. She went on to guest at all the most exciting and talked about underground clubs across the World and then a hugely popular essential mix on Radio 1 showed her unique talents and broke her into the next level of headline DJ's.
Lottie furthermore went on to win Sony Ericsson Musik magazine best new DJ award, the Dancestar Best breakthrough DJ award, then followed the infamous missdemeanours night and label with Caroline Prothero. Artists featured within this highly successful project and who Lottie played alongside included: Daft Punk, Josh Wink, Felix Da Housecat, Layo & Bushwacka and Stuart Price amongst other regular missdemeanour guests at their weekly residency at Central Londons AKA.
Lottie who is possibly the most iconic female DJ to date, has since graced the cover of magazines I-DJ, DMC Update, Time Out, Jockey Slut, Muzik and more, has presented on BBC's Radio 1, including hosting the world-renowned Friday Night Essential Selection show for Pete Tong. During the past decade Lottie has DJ'd at every main club and event worldwide - including Glastonbury, Space (Ibiza), Pacha (worldwide) Tenax in Florence, The Loft in Barcelona, Sirena, Brazil, Miami, Fabric and Matter in London, twice at her favourite festival Exit, the Balaton festival Hungary and many, many more.
After working with Serge Santiago on "Symptons of You" and the French rave classic "It's Magic" Lottie went on to produce as half of Dr. Strangelove (with Coburns Pete Martin) remixing AHuman,The Infadels, David Guetta and City Of Lights, 2010 brought Dr Stranglove's own releases "Photograph" and "Banshee" Both massive electronic-techno-monster-tracks were released on one fierce E.P on Gung-Ho! Recordings and was championed by the legendary Laurent Garnier, Justin Robertson and Groove Armada to name but a few.
2011 and Lottie is currently working hard in the studio on some exciting new projects. Collaborating with Serge Santiago and West London Deep separately, Lottie is set for an Autumn 2011 release with a track, which is guaranteed to take to the DJ airways and leave everybody wanting more!
and there is more!
Geisha is her new project/promotion with fellow DJ Suze Rosser. Starting in the Summer of 2010 in London and Ibiza Lottie will reside and showcase the rising talent of female DJ's alongside already established artists. Her passion for electronic music is stronger than ever and Geisha brings new excitement for the future ahead.
One thing is certain, this hard working, ambassador for dance music never fails to work the crowd and create a night most clubbers will go home talking about!