Crack Magazine’s 50 Most Exciting DJs in the World. Mixmag’s Top 20 Breakthrough DJs of the Year. Time Out’s 10 Best Radio Shows in London. Pitchfork’s 10 Best Mixes of 2017. Heavyweight selection first and foremost.
With appearances at clubs and festivals across Europe and Asia, a debut US tour, and an abundance of accolades for both club sets and radio shows, 2017 was a standout year for London-born DJ Josey Rebelle. But to be one of the most respected DJs in the game you’ve got to earn it, and Josey has shown year on year that she’s a force to be reckoned with, proving herself as an artist that can seamlessly ride countless genres with a raw and brutal underground energy while keeping the audience in the palm of her hand, all with one overwhelming priority: heavyweight selection first and foremost.
Josey was introduced to the decks at an early age, taught to DJ by her brother on his house, techno and hardcore collection when she was 13, but it was some years later that she graduated from bedroom DJ to the club, eventually earning her stripes as a resident at legendary London basement club Plastic People. She has since graced the line-ups of clubs such as Panorama Bar, Fabric, Concrete, Good Room, De School and Nitsa, and 2018 sees her settle down for an exclusive London residency at The Pickle Factory. Josey has also been booked for festivals including Dimensions, Primavera Sound, Bestival and Afropunk NYC, has recorded highly-acclaimed mixes for Resident Advisor, The Fader, Discwoman, Fact Magazine and BBC Radio 1, and also appeared on the very first official Boiler Room broadcast in 2010.
While her club sets centre around house, techno and breakbeat sounds old and new, Josey demonstrates the full spectrum of her musical knowledge on her three-hour Sunday morning Rinse FM shows, described by Time Out as ‘the best way to spend a Sunday.’ 2018 marks Josey’s seventh year on the station.