Jovonn in Geoffrey C’s Studio live on Pressure Radio 30 December 2010
On 30th December Geoffrey C had a surprise Guest live on Pressure Radio, respected deep house producer Jovonn who gave us a great guest mix live on the radio and hung out in our chat room.
JOVONN “THE GODFATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND” In 1990, JoVonn exploded on to the Dance scene with his second release, “Turn and Runaway” on Warner Bros. Records, which reached number 10 on the Billboard chart. Since then JoVonn has produced more than 200 records in the Dance, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Neosoul genres, but his true love is Dance music. To JoVonn, Dance music is more than just another genre. It is a feeling, an emotion, a passion. He compares its feeling to Gospel saying, “Its spiritual”. Some of JoVonns more recent Dance hits include Old Man Groan, Jurassic House, Circle Dance, Hes More (feat. Carolyn Harding), Set It Off-Remix (feat. Strafe), Djoon (on UK Basic), Something About Dis Love (feat. Carol Sylvian) & Praise (on WestEnd Records), Dont Waste Your Time (feat. Stephanie Cook) & the Spirit album (on Track Mode) and countless others. He has had the opportunity to produce for some other greats such as Kenny Bobien, Toni Smith, and Sabrynaah Pope just to name a few. JoVonn is not only a master at producing Dance music; he also has many Hip-Hop, R&B and neosoul titles under his belt. Not to mention independent movie scores and soundtracks. In addition to being an internationally renowned producer and club DJ, and while wearing his other hats as a singer, song writer and musician, JoVonn, founded his first Dance label, Goldtone Records, in the early 1990’s. His latest Dance record label ventures, NextMoov Records and NextMoov Traxx, are dedicated to bringing the deep, soulful Underground sound into the new millennium. JoVonn has accomplished this with his trademark gritty sounds, hard kicks, phat bass lines and jazzy chords. As for whats on the horizon, keep an eye out for BaseRoom Entertainment, JoVonns Hip-Hop/R&B label. A native of Brooklyn and current resident of Queens, JoVonn has been active in the music scene since the age of 10. Supported by his mother, a keyboard player; and father, a guitar/bass player, who were aspiring R&B singers; he was nurtured with a solid musical foundation. JoVonn began his ongoing career as a Hip-Hop DJ at the age of 14. He started out spinning records at block parties, and continues playing for birthday celebrations, proms and other social events. JoVonn was introduced to Dance music by hanging out in such Brooklyn clubs as Sapphires, Club Saturn, and Club Serene. In his later years, clubs such as the Loft, the Choice, Snobbusters, and Zanzibar, solidified his commitment to Dance music.
Geoffrey C is also a respected DJ Producer and hailed the “remix king” here on Pressure especialy for his reworking of 80’s classics from the likes of Alexander O’ Neil, Patty Austin & Alecia Keys as well has his own original productions.
Catch Geoffrey C live on Pressure Radio every Wednesday 7pm New York Time (12 midnight UK time)