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William Djoko
Thanks to the runaway success of his heavyweight ‘OMG’ single on
legendary New York house label Strictly Rhythm, William Djoko has
finally hit the dizzy heights that his talents always suggested he would.

‘OMG’ – a percussive, bass-heavy beast capable of making speaker stacks
wobble – has been a highlight of the Amsterdam-based producer’s eye-
catching DJ performances throughout the summer of 2017, including a
notable closing slot at Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza. The record’s success,
alongside the support of a wide range of club and radio DJs such as BBC
Radio 1’s Annie Mac, has helped Djoko to finally fulfill his potential.

Before moving into DJing and production, the naturally optimistic Djoko trained
as a dancer and was often asked to jump on the mic at house and techno
parties. He brings this element of showmanship to all his DJ sets, acting as an
energetic link between the crowd and the music he loves so much.

Dancers regularly respond rapturously to the fluidity of Djoko’s sets, which
tend towards the percussive and futuristic, with regular switches in style and
tempo within his distinctively synthesizer and drum-heavy blueprint. Musically,
clubbers are never quite sure what to expect from Djoko’s performances,
other than they will be on point and hugely entertaining.

It’s a style that has seen Djoko go from resident DJ at legendary Amsterdam
venue Trouw to being a regular behind the decks at highly regarded festivals
and club nights around the world. Where he was once out front amongst the
dancers showing his appreciation, Djoko is now on stage, DJing alongside
friends and heroes at such high profile venues and events as Concrete in
Paris, Warehouse Project in Manchester & the iconic Printworks in London.
He will begin a new residency at hot Amsterdam venue Shelter in early 2018.

Djoko’s rise through the DJ ranks has been sound tracked by a string of well
received productions. Before Strictly Rhythm came calling, he had been
putting out music for almost a decade. In that time, he released singles and
EPs on an impressive array of well-regarded underground labels, including
Rush Hour, Mobilee, Voyage Direct, Leftroom and Tuskegee.

These typically blurred the boundaries between house and techno, with Djoko
using the opportunity to explore his love of muscular grooves and futurist
electronics. Buoyed by the success of ‘OMG’, we can expect more top-drawer
singles from Djoko in the months and years ahead.
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