Blackjoy

Real Name:
Jérôme Caron
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Technology allows us a greater liberty while simultaneously blurring boundaries between musical genres. Blackjoy is a perfect example of this new confident generation of such artists . Raised with FM Rock, he discovered his passion for rhythm through Led Zeppelin, experimental tastes courtesy of Sonic Youth, with his obsession for chansons thanks to the Beatles. His discovery of the 3 first Herbie Hancock albums intoxicated him with modal jazz, acoustic sounds and a subtle mix of melodies and complex rhythms. His musical journey of self discovery not complete without a sweet decent into black American music: jazz, soul, funk, techno, house and latterly disco. Being presenter for one of the first radio shows from the then emerging French Touch house movement on radio Campus Dijon, brought Jerome Caron, a.k.a Blackjoy, to meet the various effusive Parisian labels and to finally get his first music industry job as Bob Sinclair´s assistant at Yellow Productions in 98.

A first "Untitled" EP out on the young Project Recordings label led Blackjoy to be a respected name in the international clubbing scene alongside fellow stalwarts MAW, Lil Louis, Phil Asher and Busy P. A second EP, "Moustache" out on Yellow productions in 2005 confirmed the disco orientation the young French producer had taken. Thereafter he quenched his melodic thirst, with the addition of core band members, bringing the line up to Thomas Naim on guitar, François Faure on keyboards and Guillaume Farley on electric bass.

His first album "Time" was released in 2007 on Project Recordings. The album welcomed the seasoned collaborators Sandra Nkaké, General Elektriks and Shawn Lee for a mixture of pop, chanson, funk, rock, and jazz-funk. "Headphone Drone" (feat. General Elektriks) was in steady rotation on Radio Nova for close to a year, in both its original and Blundetto reggae remix guises. UK house producer Phil Asher remixed "Metalbossa" (feat. Sandra Nkaké), shaping a groovy house sound for dance floors everywhere.

Back in early 2010, Blackjoy recorded his latest album, resulting in the birth of the 48 minute love story : Erotis . Joined by Sandra Nkaké supplying feminine vocals and adept musical spokesman Aqeel. Erotis is a disco album, an ode to dance, that resonates to the ripples of your mind. A pop record with funk accents, this second album will be available on vinyl and digital.
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Blackjoy Discography Tracks

Albums

Blackjoy - Time album art Black Joy* Time (Album) Project Recordings, Discograph France 2006 Sell This Version
LE-06 Blackjoy - Edits Vol. III album art Blackjoy Edits Vol. III(CDr, Ltd) Lucien Entertainment LE-06 France 2010 Sell This Version
JOY003 Blackjoy - Erotis album art Blackjoy Erotis(2xLP, Album) Lucien Entertainment JOY003 France 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO 004 Blackjoy - Untitled / Paloma album art Black Joy* Untitled / Paloma(12") Project Recordings PRO 004 France 2003 Sell This Version
Blackjoy - Moustache album art Blackjoy Moustache (Single) Yellow Productions France 2005 Sell This Version
Blackjoy - Untitled (Original & Kerri Chandler Remix) album art Blackjoy Untitled (Original & Kerri Chandler Remix) Freerange Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Supraa 001 Blackjoy - Jump, Stomp And Twist album art Mo-Jo / Blackjoy Mo-Jo / Blackjoy - Jump, Stomp And Twist(12") Supra Records Supraa 001 France 2006 Sell This Version
Blackjoy - Metalbossa (The Restless Soul Mixes) album art Blackjoy Feat. Sandra Nkake* Blackjoy Feat. Sandra Nkake* - Metalbossa (The Restless Soul Mixes) Project Recordings France 2007 Sell This Version
PRO 010 Blackjoy - Headphone Drone album art Blackjoy Headphone Drone(7") Project Recordings PRO 010 France 2007 Sell This Version
DIAL 014 Blackjoy - Mercurian album art Blackjoy Mercurian(12") Dialect Recordings DIAL 014 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Blackjoy - Monilola album art Blackjoy Monilola Deeply Rooted House France 2009 Sell This Version
JOY001 Blackjoy - Blackjoy Disco Jams album art Blackjoy Blackjoy Disco Jams(12") Joy (2) JOY001 France 2009 Sell This Version
WWD004 Blackjoy - Land Of Music / Love album art Wes Coats / Blackjoy Wes Coats / Blackjoy - Land Of Music / Love(12") Whatchawannado WWD004 US 2010 Sell This Version
PR 03 Blackjoy - The Jekyll EP album art Joie Noire / Blackjoy Joie Noire / Blackjoy - The Jekyll EP(12", EP, Pic) Public Release PR 03 US 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Blackjoy - Edits Vol. I album art Blackjoy Edits Vol. I(CD, Comp, Ltd) Lucien Entertainment none France 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

LE-04 Blackjoy - Edits Vol. II album art Blackjoy Edits Vol. II(CDr, Ltd, RP) Lucien Entertainment LE-04 France 2009 Sell This Version