Smokin Jo

Smokin Jo
Birth name Joanne Joseph
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active 1990–present

Smokin Jo is a British DJ and record producer from London, England. She is the only female DJ to win the number one DJ in the world award by DJ Mag in 1992.[1][2][3]


She began her career in 1990 when she got her first set of record decks.[4] In 1991 Jo was given an opportunity to play at London hardhouse/techno club Trade at Turnmills. This led to a residency there that would continue until 1993, launching her career.[5] In 1993 she DJed in Ibiza for the first time, on the terrace at Space.[4] She also presented the BBC Radio 1 (essential selection) weekly report from Ibiza, between 2002 and 2006.[6]

Jo has gigged all over the world,[7] and in every big club night, playing as far and wide as Japan, Germany, Brazil, Greece, USA (including Space in Miami), and Singapore. In the UK she has played Fabric in London. She has kept a residency in Ibiza.

Awards and nominations

DJ Magazine

Selected awards
Year Award Nominated work Category Result
1992 DJ Magazine Smokin Jo No1 DJ Award Won

DJ Awards

Selected awards
Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2005 DJ Awards Smokin Jo Best Ibiza DJ Nominated


Compilation albums

DJ Mixes albums

Singles and EP's


  1. Guide, DJ. "Artist:Smokin Jo Biography". 2013. DJ Guide on-line Magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. DAYANI, ALISON (October 15, 2004). "Jo's back on track". Birmingham Evening Mail (England). Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. "Smokin Jo Talks". 2014. The Ransome Note Music Magazine. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. 1 2 Everett, Andy (29 June 2009). "The DJ Q&A with Smokin Jo". Daily Record (Glasgow). Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  5. Writer, Staff. "Smoking Jo Talk's". 2014. The Ransome Note. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  6. "Smokin Jo's Essential Ibiza". 2002. BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  7. Barnicoat, Becky. "Weekender: In Conversation with Smokin Jo, 45, DJ". 25 May 2012. London Guardian Newspaper. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  8. "Trust the DJ: SJ01". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  9. "Smokin Jo Discography". 2005. Discogs. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  10. "Yanu by Smokin'Jo". 25 July 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  11. "Record Label". 2002. residentadvisor on-line electronic music magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  12. "State of Mind Release Date". 2003. Music Release's.Com. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  13. "Artist Smokin Jo". 2015. Traxsource Inc. Retrieved 28 February 2015.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Danny Rampling
DJ Magazine Number 1 DJ
Succeeded by
Aba Shanti-I

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