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Ones to Watch 2018


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.

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. This was ever present in 2017 which included a notable closing slot at Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza.

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. He will begin two new residencies for 2018 – at hot Amsterdam venue Shelter and for London titan promoters LWE in conjunction with Dense & Pika.

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.

Coming for 2018, we heard there is a single coming on Jackmaster’s Numbers Imprint.

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