That’s how DJ Joma describes himself as a DJ. Never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. Having grown up on his parents’ eclectic combination of disco music (Shep Pettibone, Luther Vandross, Donna Summer, Chic), European electronica (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream), synth-infused 80s music (Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys)… all which became infused with his own love for house music, he ended up with quite a mixed spectrum of musical influence.
Today, after playing for 25 years, this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best: beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks… all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house beat.
He is renowned for his storytelling sets and his carefully crafted, elegant sound, he never fails to submerse his listeners in a beautifully progressive, melodic deep-house trance. Built on years of experience and respected for staying true to his sound, he has managed to create a musical-realm of his own.
His soundtracks are filled with exquisite melodies and harmonising vocals, equally suited to night time clubbing as they are for sunrise or sunset sets.
A very active member of his local dance music community, he is no stranger to the ups-and-downs of the dance music scene. Though he loves playing in nightclubs, beach clubs, boat parties and special events, his love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes. As event manager and promoter, he has found plenty of ways to express himself musically. He has taken his sound and events from the UK to Eastern Europe and Croatia & Montenegro in particular, where he aspires to make every experience better than the last, through passion and purpose.
“For me, it’s all about mood and a deep, hypnotic groove… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realising it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date. “