Smokin Jo interview podcast hosted by Lenny Fontana # 134 - True House Stories®

True House Stories interview podcast hosted by Lenny Fontana

May 22 2024 • 42 mins


True House Stories interviews Smokin Jo the Female UK DJ. Smokin Jo (born Joanne Joseph) is a British DJ and record producer from London, England. She is the only female DJ to win the number one DJ in the world award by DJ Magazine in 1992,.

She began her career in 1990 when she got her first set of decks. In 1991, Jo was given an opportunity to play at London gay club Trade at Turnmills which led to a residency there that would continue until 1993, launching her career. In 1992 she played in Ibiza for the first time, on the terrace at Space in Playa En Bossa, in the same year she was named as DJ Magazines No1 DJ. She also presented the BBC Radio 1 (essential selection) weekly report from Ibiza, between 2002 and 2006. Jo has gigged all over the world, and in every big club night, playing as far and wide as Japan, Germany, Brazil, Greece, USA (including Space in Miami) China and Singapore. In the UK she has played Ministry of Sound, Fabric, XOYO,The Beams, Printworks in London. She still plays in Ibiza for Glitterbox and now she has just finished writing a bestseller called "You Don't Need A Dick To Be A DJ" The book is her personal life story and she has laid out the path for everyone to learn from it as you will find it is very well written.