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We’re going from strength to strength with the mix series this year, and this week is no different. The word legend is often bandied about, recklessly and with scant regard for its true meaning… but I shit you not, in the hot seat this week we have a bonafide L.E.G.E.N.D in the form of Jovonn.

A native of Brooklyn and current resident of Queens (New York), 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 career as a Hip-Hop DJ at the age of 14 and started spinning records at those infamous New York block parties of the 80s where he was introduced to the growing New York House music scene, hanging out in seminal Brooklyn clubs such as Sapphires, Club Saturn and Club Serene. Years later clubs such as The Loft, The Choice, Snobbusters and Zanzibar, solidified his full commitment to House music.

Exploding onto the house scene in 1991 with his second release, “Turn and Runaway” on Warner Bros. Records, (which reached number 10 on the Billboard chart and catapulted Jovonn on to the global scene)
He then went on to set up his first record label, Goldtone Records, in the early 1990’s via Emotive Records, and since then has produced more than 500 records in the House, R&B, Hip-Hop and Neo Soul genres, not to mention film scores and soundtracks although his true love has always been House music.

And it’s that love of house which shines through here. Welcome to the weekend everyone.

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