Smokin Jo is one of the most talented DJ’s to emerge from the British dance music scene, her undeniably cutting edge sound has carved her a niche in clubland.
Jo has had a truly successful career and over her 29 years behind the decks she has played in pretty much every corner of the globe and in every major nightclub you could care to mention: Space (Ibiza and Miami),Fabric (London) Womb and Aghea (Tokyo), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Warung (Brazil), Cavo Paradiso (Mykonos), Pacha, Crobar and Vinyl (New York), Zouk (Singapore), and Cocoon (Frankfurt,) are just some of the venues she has played in recent years. She is still the only female DJ to have ever won DJ magazines coveted DJ Of The Year Award.
Most recently Jo has played at Hed Kandi, Morning Gloryville, Annabelle’s, Clockwork Orange in Ibiza and appeared in a documentary for Ministry of Sound The Annual Classic Tour. Jo played two epic gigs at Glastonbury in 2018 for Block9 and Greenpeace. Summer 2016 Jo was headlining the Ibiza Space opening party and playing at the Final ever closing party, she was resident DJ for 3 years at the uber cool Sexy Fish in Mayfair playing to the likes of Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford and the Beckham’s and is now playing regular monthly gigs at The Ned, White City House, plus London’s coolest East End venues. Jo also played at the prestigious Vogue Magazine 100 year event at Tramp in London.
At London Fashion week for the past four years Jo has produced the music and played live at Julien Macdonald’s stunning shows. Previously Jo and Skin from legendary rock band Skunk Anansie launched their own amazing new concept called “The Electric Tiger Cave”, where they played back2back while Skin sang over the tracks, last summer they took over Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes in Ibiza for a crazy run of parties.
In the past Jo was booked by actor/DJ Idris Elba to play alongside him at his own club night. In the summer 2013 Jo hosted her own night at the infamous Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, booking DJ’s to play with her such as Mark Ronson and Dave Morales. Jo also produced the music and played at the aftershow for collaboration between designers Julien McDonald and Melissa Odabash for their swimwear show on the roof of the gorgeous ME Hotel in London.
Jo’s international credibility has led her to work alongside numerous iconic figures in the world of music, film and fashion. One of her career highlights was being flown into Prague by Daniel Craig to play at the wrap party for his first James Bond film,’ Casino Royal’. She has opened for Grace Jones at one of her concerts, played at The Pet Shop Boys end of tour party, Skunk Anansie’s album launch party, Jamiroqaui’s South African tour parties, and at fashion shows and events for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Julian Macdonald, Melissa Odabash and Michiko Koshino. Jo was also asked to play for Naomi Campbell at her villa party in honour of the great Quincy Jones.