- Release Date 2019-02-22
- Label Djoko
- Catalog DJOKO001
on his brand new imprint, DJOKO.
His latest release follows the critically acclaimed reception of his stomping single 'OMG' on
seminal New York house label Strictly Rhythm in 2017, a feature on the lead release from
Loco Dice's Love Letters LP and a remix of Cassius on Ed Banger last year. Whiplash EP is
self-released on his newly incepted label, Djoko, an independent platform for William to
showcase his fluid, eclectic and continually evolving style as a producer.
The four-track selection varies in style and tempo, from the motoric, muscular groove of
dancefloor weapon Whiplash, to the funk-inflected disco house jam Bernice, whilst rooted within
his distinctive synthesizer and drum-heavy blueprint. Whiplash features vocals recorded by
William himself, in his own words: "Everytime you feel down and out WHIPLASH/ Everytime you
wanna go out WHIPLASH/ Everytime the money's out WHIPLASH".
He has been putting out his intelligent, futuristic style of house music for almost a decade,
having previously released on esteemed underground labels including Tuskegee, Voyage
Direct and more. His euphoric performances are a masterclass in showmanship, in which he
combines music and dance to bring forth an ecstatic energy to his freewheeling, unpredictable
It's this effervescent spirit that saw Djoko go from his residency at iconic Amsterdam venue
Trouw, to being a regular at prestigious venues like Concrete, Paris, Warehouse Project,
Manchester and Printworks, London. He holds a monthly residency at Shelter in Amsterdam
with previous guests including Mr G, Black Coffee, The Martinez Brothers, KiNK, Craig
Richards (first edition) and Bambounou - who he plays regular b2b sets with. He is a notable
regular at Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza, and has garnered the support of a wide range of club and
radio DJs including Annie Mac.
With his latest release sees William Djoko further establishing himself as one of dance music's
most dynamic and exciting talents.