Joeski is a DJ and producer who should need no introduction to any house music lover worth their salt. He's been a stalwart of the New York house scene since the late 80s, DJing at now almost mythical clubs like The Limelight, The Tunnel, NASA and, most notably, Save The Robots, one of several NYC nightspots that Michael Alig and the rest of the notorious Club Kids made their own in the early 90s.

DJing since the late 80s and producing since 1991, over the years he's chalked up an almost endless string of singles and EPs on some of the most respected labels in the house game, from Siesta, Tango Recordings and Shaboom to, more recently, Suara, Defected, Crosstown Rebels and Poker Flat. That's as well, of course, as the many releases on his own Maya Recordings label, which he's been running since 2001.

But it hasn't always been an easy ride. Indeed, as he explains below, he actually took a step back (or at least half a step back) from the music industry in the late 00s, before returning with a vengeance in the past few years.

His latest release is Let The Drum Speak!, a three-track EP featuring his other half and regular collaborator Rachel on vocals that dropped last week on Crosstown Rebels sub-label. But the real news is that, when iDJ phoned him up at his studio, we found him hard at work on his debut artist album – a long-player that's been a full three decades coming!

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