Blisspop interview: Jubilee (DC)

Jubilee Mo is one of my favorite DC DJs. His sets and original productions are steady, deep and sexy. He’ll be at U Street Music Hall this Friday with Bruno Pronsanto and Blisspop’s own Lxsx Frxnk, who will be setting the mood with a frothy deep/minimal opening set, blindfolded, with hands tied behind her back, in a panther costume. Or so I’m told. I sat down with Jubilee to talk about where our dude is from and what makes him tick. He also put together a fantastic exclusive promo mix to give a taste of what to expect this Friday. See you there, in a panther costume!

Will: Tell me a little bit about where you’re from and how this has it helped shape your taste in music.

Jubilee: Born in Casa Blanca, Morocco. I grew up listening to my father play instruments such as TARBOUGA , AOUD , BANDIR. My upbringing has infused this “East meets West” feel to my music which gives it an identity for me today.

W: You have a steady hand behind the decks and vibes for miles. How would you describe your DJ style and what’s the biggest influence on the way you play?

J: Well, “VIBE” for me is everything. I just really get into my music and I think playing it with passion is the key. As far as style it’s just what sounds good to my ear, but I tend to go for more bouncy and more of a groovier house to techno music.

W: Your new material is dark and deep. I’ve been playing it in my sets a lot since you shared it with me. What’s your next release and when does it come out?

J: I have two releases coming out in the next few months. Check out this LINK
and the other on hidden records LES CLOCHARDS EP Vinyl/Digital.

W: Who would you most like to see come to DC and what’s your favorite recent set in town?

J: I would really like to see DIXON/JOHNNY D/LOSOUL. Best set for me this year was EWAN PEARSON @ U HALL & ONUR OZER @ TABAQ ROOFTOP

W: Tell our readers a little bit about your mix and some of the tracks you featured.

J: IN THIS MIX IS A TASTE OF WHAT I’VE BEEN PLAYING DURING THE SUMMER UP UNTIL NOW. SO TAKE IT EASY ON ME. I TRIED TO GIVE A WIDE TASTE OF WHAT I LIKE IN AN HOUR MIX 😉 TRACKS FROM : Daniel Stefanik , Federico Molinari
Moodymann , Jubilee , youANDme.

Jubilee U Hall promo mix, 9.13.11

JUBILEE U-HALL promo mix by jubilee

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