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Don't Miss The PRISM Closing Party with JOJO FLORES

Music, Events, Salt Lake CityJesse Walker2 Comments

Prismcwmay25esp_2Calling all dancefloor dons and digital divas!

Come show your support for great house music ONE LAST TIME at the PRISM Closing Party this Friday, May 25th with guest DJ JOJOFLORES (Montreal). Step with us into a mesmerizing musical heaven, a place we create together - and kick off your holiday weekend with style.

JOJOFLORES is infamous for his Garage, Deep House and Afro-Latin rhythms. His signature sound resonates sweet, soulful melodies and a profound jazzy vibe. An original B-Boy and a fan of street & dance culture, he is blessed with the versatility to play old school Hip Hop, Funk, and Soul from the early 80's. After 24 years of devotion to the underground music industry, he was awarded New York City's Best International DJ 3 years in a row [2002, 2003 & 2004] by Undaground Archives. Jojoflores' hometown recognized the boundlessness of his skills with Montreal's 1998 Best Club DJ Sounds of Blackness Award and has been rated one of Montreal's Top 3 DJ's for three years in a row.

As CEO/A&R of Gotsoul Recordings, and the man behind the underground promo label Jamsteady, Jojoflores is one of Canada's leading ambassadors for soulful music. Gotsoul was recently awarded Montreal's number one independent record label in Summer 2004 as well as Best International Independent Label 2003 by NYC's Underground Archives. He has toured North America with Osunlade of Yoruba Records and has established honorary residencies in the cities of New York [Bang The Party], Chicago [3¾], San Francisco [Taboo], Los Angeles [Deep], Singapore [Rouge], Manila [Beach House], Athens [Home] and Toronto & Miami [Therapy]. Jojoflores' sound is deeply blissful, reminding us that life should be true, loving and joyful, embarking us on a journey that oozes all that is wonderful.

He is the innovator and founder of internationally renowned Therapy night, now in its 8th year of operation, and voted Montreal's Best Club Night and Toronto's Best Party 2003. This is one of Canada's longest running and most successful weekly Garage Deep House soirée. Therapy recently expanded to Miami, Athens and Cape Town.

The challenge of never knowing what to expect from a crowd is what drives jojoflores to consistently provide a solid groove. He has been booked for high profile events presented by Roots, M.A.C., The Montreal Jazz Festival of Lights, The Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto & Montreal International Film Festival, NYC's Pablo de Ritis of Wallpaper Magazine, Phat Farm, Bacardi, Cadillac, Red Bull, Hugo Boss, Perry Ellis, Vanity Fair, Miami's Art Basel Week, and French Photo Magazine. You can also add Fashion Week in New York, Montreal & Toronto to his list of gigs. He's played along side heavyweight DJs Jazzy Jeff, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Blaze, Derrick Carter; artists Wyclef Jean, Jody Watley, k-os and even designers D Squared.

The reason for jojoflores' success is a simple ricochet effect: the love and support he receives keeps him going strong. jojoflores keeps the vibe alive with determination, passion, and the upstanding mission to touch the heart of the ones who love music as much as he does. In times of war, disarray and disillusion, jojoflores provides solace and, from the four corners of the globe, re-ignites our purpose and our reason. His sound is now.

The short list of clubs JOJO has graced:

Stereo [Montreal]
Time Supper Club [Montreal]
La Suite [Paris]
Home [Athens]
Lotus One[Dubai]
Black Cat [Cape Town]
115 [Johannesburg]
Cielo [NYC]
APT [NYC]
Avalon [NYC]
Centro Fly [NYC]
Nocturnal [Miami]
Shine [Miami]
Boom Box [Miami]
Deep at Vanguard [Los Angeles]
Pink [San Francisco]
Mighty [San Franciso]
End Up [San Francisco]
Sound Bar [Chicago]
Wet [Chicago]
Soul Revival [Boston]
Shine [Vancouver]

Deejays JOJO's shared bookings with:

Derrick Carter, Roland Clark, Bobby D'Ambrosio, Deep Dish, Fred Everything, David Harness, Marques Wyatt, Nick Holder, Jask, Karizma, Jon Howard, Steve 'Silk' Hurley, Slam Mode, Antonio Ocasio, Osunlad, Julius Papp, The Rurals, DJ Spen, Jerome Sydenham, Terence Toy, Ron Trent, Frankie Valentine, JoVonn, E-man & Lola, John Cutler, King Britt, Dj Smash, Blaze, Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope Gonzales & Jazzy Jeff.

So there you have it. Hotness in the form of a vibe you won't get anywhere else, you dig?

Nick, Carly, Chris Howard, The Depot/Butterfly staff & myself want to thank everyone who has helped us bring PRISM to life each week. Our love for the music, the scene and our dear friends is why we do this stuff. That, and the memories...

Looking Forward,

Jesse Walker