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Miss Jools has been DJing for over 10 years. In this time she has steadily built up her musical knowledge and technical experience, which has gained her the credibility of being one of the leading female DJs within the UK scene; or in the eyes of us at Coffee Artists, simply one of the best DJs.
Having moved to London in 1994 from the south west, she started a show on Girls FM, London’s former pirate radio station, it was here she began to experiment and work on her own musical style, which soon landed her a residency at the prestigious Milk n 2 Sugars nights at The End, a residency she kept for 8 years playing out alongside Kerri Chandler, Sandy Rivera, Marshall Jefferson and Harry Choo Choo Romero to name a few. At the same time she managed to maintain her own guest slots in and around the capital playing at some of the biggest clubs in the UK and abroad, and landing another residency for London designer Alexander Campbell’s fashion shows.
Her guest slots read almost like a who’s who of London nightclubs; The End, Pacha, Bagleys, The Egg, Milk Bar, Velvet Underground, The Cross, Ministry of Sound, Leisure Lounge, Hanover Grand, Turnmills, Venom, Legends, Chunnel Club, The Yacht Club, EC1, Bar Rumba, The Mass, Opium Lounge, AKA, and Bar Local. Outside of the capital there’s no lack of venues that have played host to Jools either; Hard Times Huddersfield, Careys Coventry, Hidden Birmingham, Bambu Leeds, Emporium Cardiff, Essence Nottingham, Thompson’s Garage Belfast, The Escape Swansea, Tall Tress/Culture Middlesborough, Academy Plymouth, Beach Blanket Babylon Huddersfield, Hastings Pier Hastings, The Palace Stoke-on-Trent, Funhouse Edinburgh, Summit Cambridgeshire, and Club M Newmarket. Going further still more than 60 international venues across Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Australia, USA, Swirzerland, and Singapore have welcomed Miss Jools to their decks.
In 1998 she toured with Gift from the Gods, a collaboration of four girl DJs which took clubland by storm. This was a highly regarded tour which was covered by all the music press and even mainstream magazines such as Company and B. Ministry of Sound album tours followed as well as her own tours of Europe, the Balkans, the USA, the Far East, and Australia; four times! She began to become a feature in the press regularly popping up in publications like Mixmag, Leap, Ministry of Sound, Club On, Club Street, Footloose, and the Evening Standard.
Radio has been another area she has enjoyed working in regularly with guest slots on Danny Rampling’s Love Groove Show on BBC Radio 1 (Danny’s a big fan; he also booked Jools for the launch of his own London Calling night at Turnmills with Boris Dlugosch and Benji Candelario), the Bobbi and Steve Show and Roger Sanchez’s Release Yourself on Kiss FM, as well as her own shows on Girls FM, Millennium FM, and Atlantic 252.
2002 saw Jools promoting and DJing at her own night Clandestino every month at The End. This highly acclaimed Italian influenced monthly affair has become one of ‘the’ places to party on a Sunday night in London, it has built up a steady crowd since it launched and is still growing and growing.
Never keen to have any time spare she also fits in work at London’s highly respected Blackmarket Records; keeping herself well on top of anything that’s going on in the dance music scene, unsurprisingly she has also started producing her own tracks, and having already picked up remixes from Cricco Castelli and Joeski, it can be assumed the studio will be seeing plenty more of her.
Forever building on her success and getting more involved in the industry Miss Jools is constantly strengthening and expanding her position as one of the most sought after DJs on the scene. She possesses the ability to work the crowd with magical dirty, deep, funky underground sets, weaving in dark or tribal beats when the mood takes her; this is a diverse DJ with the technical skills and profile to match; let it be known that none of clubland is safe!