Joe Claussell

He grew up in Brooklyn surrounded by a vast musical diversity thanks to the different musical tastes of his seven siblings.

He started working at the Dance Tracks store in the late 80’s, a store that became one of the largest vinyl record suppliers in New York, and which he currently runs.

In 1996, he launched his own label Spiritual Life Music, and released the single Stubborn Problems by Timmy Regisford.

Spiritual Life soon became the home of all forms of musical productions from Caribbean folk and salsa rhythms to deep house, with the success of Slam Mode and Blaze contributing to increasing the prestige of the label.

Some time later his second label, Ibadan was launched, an he produced his first own work, Escravos de Joe, a piece of Brazilian house music that reflected along with Body & Soul, another Spiritual Life production, the New York Vinyl party. His first album was Mix the Vibe, produced, deep and soulful house, NiteGrooves in 1999, this was followed by Language where he continued to keep the spirit of his Body & Soul nights alive, together with his colleagues François Kevorkian and Danny Krivit, recreating rhythms that were around with the birth of modern dance music similar to David Mancuso’s sessions in the Loft during the 70’s. Music by people like Milton Nascimento, Masters at Work, Cesaria Evora and Kevin Yost.

Joe Clausell JMF2019
JMF 28 JUNIO  2019
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