There aren't many DJs around who started their career by being residents of a top club. Jozef K is one of those rare artists that held a residency at Sankeys in Manchester despite being only 19 years old that time. As a producer Jozef's records have been played by Michael Mayer, Dubfire, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles and countless others - releasing across labels such as Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, Anjunadeep, Stil Vor Talent, Steve Lawler’s Viva, Rawax, DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid and many more.
His illustrious career has seen him perform across the world, touring China, America, Indonesia & across Europe, alongside summer residencies in Ibiza. His recent release on Pfeiffer inspired us to invite him on our regular 5FAVs article.
FRANK & TONY - NOVELLA
“Really into Frank & Tony at the moment. The 2014 LP ‘You Go Girl’ this track is taken from is a super classy and highly well produced, melancholic deep house album that has rekindled my love for the genre somewhat - I love the Deepchordesque pads over moody toms on this jam. Deep house when it is done properly can be fucking amazing and this is a classic example.”
THE CURE - IT’S NOT YOU
“The Cure are my favourite band of all time so I had to include a track of theirs. I love this D.I.Y. punky side of Smith & Co; super raw and full of angst. Maybe this angst was a precursor for the gloom that followed on albums like Disintegration & Pornography?“
STRANGER - WAREHOUSE MEMOIRES (US REVIVAL MIX)
“Rotterdam based techno producer Stranger is absolutely killing it at the moment (even though this track is 2014 same as the Frank & Tony track), I love the rave influences evident in his sound and I bought this tune within 20 seconds of hearing it, I don’t know exactly what ‘it' is, but this has it.”
THIS MORTAL COIL - SONG TO THE SIREN
“This was the last tune to stop me in my tracks and I want it played at my funeral. It disappointed me to find out it was a cover, reminded me of the time I found out Leonard Cohen wrote the original Hallelujah when I was 16.”
“Contemporary rap music depresses me and after years of being recommended by friends to listen to Big L, I finally got round to doing it and it cheered me up hip-hop-wise as really into his style. Listen to him go double time on the 3rd verse on this. I google searched him and the first result displayed his cause of death as a drive-by and his style of hip-hop as horrorcore, so I was sold at that."